Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Mashups: A Taste of Texas in Medford, Welcome Wingstop!

Happy Monday y'all! If you haven't heard the big news, there's a new spot in town to get your chicken wing fix. We're talking fresh, made-to-order wings with some of the craziest flavors around (like Hawaiian and Mango Habanero). Please welcome Wingstop to 678 Fellsway Plaza, Medford, MA!

Wingstop, which was founded in Garland, Texas in 1994, has more than 850 locations in 40 states. This first Massachusetts location opened last Wednesday, July 29 and I had the pleasure of dining there with my family on Thursday night (their second day of operation). I must say, the establishment ran like a well-oiled machine. From the greeter, to the cashier, to the busser, the service was superb! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and able to assist with questions regarding the menu options. We were even given some coupons to return within the next month to test out some more of these craveworthy wings!

The restaurant’s menu features regular wings, boneless wings, and chicken tenders in 11 different flavors, as well as sides of French fries, beans, and coleslaw. Along with traditional wing flavors like hickory smoked BBQ and teriyaki, customers can also get flavors like lemon pepper and their Louisiana rub. They also offer the same flavor options for crispy chicken tenders and have a variety of dipping sauces for an extra punch of deliciousness!

Rumors of Wingstop moving into the Boston market first circulated in 2008. However, before Wednesday’s opening, Wingstop only had three New England locations, all in Connecticut. We can truly say we're happy to have them! Along with the Medford location, the Facebook page for Wingstop Boston says that a location in the Central Square neighborhood of East Boston is coming in the fall. We can already see this restaurant becoming a hit in that location as well!

Along with producing delicious food, Wingstop also offers diners to join "The Club", an e-subscription to get all things wing delivered straight to your inbox. Not to mention, members will receive a free gift on their birthday AND an order of fresh hand-cut fries on the house just for signing up! What's better than that? Maybe the ability to order online or through their mobile app ahead of time to pick your classic, boneless or strips up when you're on the go? Yes, they do offer those options too. Trust us, you won't get enough of Wingstop!

While we were enjoying our wings last week, we were even able to chat with the owners who wanted to know how our experience had been so far. It was really great that they wanted to engage customers and get some feedback as they look to expand to other Massachusetts locations. The duo, who brought the establishment to Medford, invited us to their upcoming Wingstop event August 5th. Details haven't been formally shared among the restaurant's social media accounts yet but we were assured that it will be one saucy time! They plan to have live music, wing tastings and maybe even some contests and giveaways. Check back to their Facebook page for more information on this winging event!

Well, we hope we have given you an appetite! I myself can't wait to go back and try some of their other amazing flavors. Get to Wingstop today and devour the details of your lunch and dinnertime wing-cravings. Your stomach will be happy you did!

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