Wild Wing Cafe Offers $5000 for Winning Wing Recipe

Bar patrons like to grouse about the rising price of chicken wings, but Wild Wing Café is willing to pay $5000 for the perfect wing.

The chain restaurant is again staging its Battle of the Bones competition, in which customers compete to concoct the best new wing recipe. Wild Wing is now accepting recipes online; eight of the recipes will be selected for the contest bracket. Starting Dec. 16, the wings will be served in select restaurants (including the Charleston, North Charleston and Mt. Pleasant locations.) Customers can cast their votes in person or online.

The last wing to survive elimination will earn a permanent spot on the Wild Wing menu, and its inventor will receive $5000 and a private party hosted by the Zac Brown Band’s executive chef.

“Nobody understands wings like our fans,” spokeswoman Debra Stokes is quoted as saying in a release announcing the event. “We are eager and excited to see what they come up with for the contest.”

The rules include a few caveats and warnings: “Your wing recipe must be able to be mass produced at a reasonable price within the capabilities of our kitchen system. Fried and baked entries are acceptable. (Generally, grilled or smoked recipes do not lend themselves to mass production.)” Read the details – and upload your entry – here.

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