The popular chicken wing can be dated all the back to 1964. Anchor Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo got the bright idea of frying chicken wings and tossing them in butter and hot sauce when her son and his college friends wanted a satisfying late-night snack. Since they were in Buffalo, New York, the name stuck. The origin city takes their wings so seriously, in fact, that in 1977 their mayor declared that henceforth, July 29 would mark National Chicken Wing Day.
And now we're all benefiting, with nationwide chains celebrating the holiday by offering discounts and deals so you can get your wing on. Read through for where to find all-you-can-eat wings and more.
Hooters: Head to any participating Hooters for all-you-can-eat wings for $12.99.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: With the purchase of a drink, all-you-can-eat wings are yours for $12.99 at participating locations.
Quaker Steak & Lube: This chain is hosting an all-day all-you-can-eat chicken wings day at more than 60 locations in 20 states. Prices vary based on location, but range from $11 to $14.
TGI Fridays: So this technically isn't because of National Chicken Wing Day, but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage. TGI Fridays recently rolled out its "endless appetizers" for $10, and it just so happens that boneless buffalo wings are on that list.
WingStreet: Get in on WingStreet's "Flappy Hour," a one-hour happy hour on Twitter where the chain will give away 100 $10 gift cards for wings in recognition of the holiday. Just tweet to @pizzahut using #WingStreet to be eligible.