Wild Wing Cafe Plans New Menu

The flatbreads currently available at Wild Wing Cafe.

The flatbreads currently available at Wild Wing Cafe.

Part of the appeal of “limited time offers” at restaurant chains – think McDonald’s McRib or Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger – is the items are bound to eventually disappear. But Erik Combs, chef of the Mt. Pleasant-headquartered Wild Wing Café, says the scheme also gives chains an opportunity to assess the popularity of new dishes before adding them to the permanent menu.

Wild Wing’s flatbreads evolved from a limited time offer. “We’ve had them for years now,” Combs says.

The flatbreads have been on the menu for so long that they’re due for an update. The chain’s new menu, rolling out in August, will feature redesigned flatbreads.

“We’ve designed a completely new style,” Combs says. “The whole thing, top to bottom, is changed.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading