I Compared Wingstop Vs. Buffalo Wild Wings & Settled The Ultimate Gameday Food Debate
Which place is your favorite? 🍗
This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.
I've grown up in a pretty sports-oriented family, and we've had our fair share of Super Bowl parties and World Series celebrations, and every time there is one food item we end up ordering: Chicken wings.
Which of the two is "the best" is a common debate among some of my family members, but I’ve always had a hard time deciding.
So, it's time to settle it once and for all in a good ol' fashion showdown between B-Dubs and Wingstop.
This is a bone-in battle, so the wings I ordered were a mix of flats and drumsticks served with no sides or extras.
To be completely balanced, I ordered the crowd's favorite flavor of tailgate parties — mild buffalo sauce — from each restaurant.
I then tasted the wings to pick a winner based on the flavors of the sauce, the consistency of the wing, and the overall package.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings.
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I feel B-Dub's sauce has a pretty tangy bite to it, and these wings had quite an overpowering taste of garlic that gives it an extra zing of spice on the tongue. I enjoyed it, but there were some points where it actually was verging on "hot."
Half of the wings had a crunchy breading that I always prefer, and the other half became quite soggy from the sauce and grease, which made me stop eating one in the middle of a bite because it just fell apart.
They also gave an adequate ratio of flats to drums in the order because it's always good to have a mix of the two.
I will also give them props for having a tasty sauce, but I think it was much too spicy for what it was labeled as.
Wings from Wingstop.
Brittany Cristiano | Narcity
I swear I've never had such a good batch of wings from Wingstop as I did with this one. Every one of the wings I tasted had a crunchy breading, and just the right amount of buffalo sauce seeped into it perfectly.
The sauce was just the perfect amount of heat and zest and even had a hint of tanginess that had me coming back for more.
All in all, Wingstop serves up good quality buffalo wings.
I only have a bone to pick with Wingstop (no pun intended). Why did I only receive one drumstick and five flats?
And the winner is...
Wingstop won this saucy, crunchy battle by a landslide.
The restaurant chain simply delivered the complete package that I would be more than happy to serve at my next watch party.
I know my guests' mouths won't burn with garlic, and they most definitely won't go hungry because this article is now proof Wingstop's wings are just delicious!
I hope you are able to take all of this wing wisdom and implement it next time you need to choose what restaurant you want to eat at.
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