Few foods are as mighty, messy and marvelous as the simple chicken wing.
You can have ‘em traditional-style with buffalo sauce, or dress them up in sweet Thai chili. You can go as hot as possible or have them mild, because that’s just what you feel like today (no judgments!).
They’re even good plain, or “naked,” as you’ll see them scandalously advertised on some menus.
So we weren’t surprised to learn there’s a whole day devoted to the simple, incomparable goodness of chicken wings. Friday, July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day — and we found the best spots for you to get your fix on the cheap.
National Chicken Wing Day 2016: 6 Places to Get Great Deals on Wings
Done reading and ready to eat already? Here’s where to head for bargain buffalo wings — or any other kind you like.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Your go-to for a college-y feel and ample, sports-filled TV screens is offering half-priced wings this Friday at participating locations.
East Coast Wings
Although you’ll have to pay for the wings you eat this Friday at East Coast Wings, you’ll receive a coupon for five free wings to be redeemed between July 31 and August 4.
Which means… more wings. Soon. Yes, please.
They’re not free, but…
Hooter’s is offering all-you-can-eat wings for $12.99 this Friday. And if you’re anything like me, you can definitely make that price worthwhile.
They have a goal of selling a million wings during the holiday, and they’ll also be revealing the results of their “Great Debate” wing vote — flats or drums?
(Spoiler: They both win.)
Hurricane Grill & Wings
This popular wing joint is also offering all-you-can-eat wings for $12.99. Seems to be the price to beat!
This Florida-based wing restaurant will give you five free wings when you purchase an order of 10. They’ve got 22 sauces to choose from, so you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes this Friday.
Place an online order with Wingstop between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time this Friday and receive five free wings with any purchase. Can you say office lunch?
No matter where you go — or even if you just stay home with your very own grill! — enjoy National Chicken Wing Day!
I know I will.
Your Turn: Hot, mild or something way more exciting?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder and chicken wing enthusiast. Footy’s sauce is still the best, and no one beats her mom on the grill.