National Chicken Wing Day is celebrated on July 29th. As the name implies, it is dedicated to the most popular snack in America. On this day, millions of Americans stock up on wet wipes to clean up the remains of a party where guests will enjoy chicken wings in their favorite sauce. Americans eat over 1.25 billion of portions just watching the Super Bowl!
Buffalo chicken wings are known to have originated in Buffalo, New York. Here, every resident knows the inventor of the dish, which has already become national, is Teressa Belissimo. She, along with her husband, owned a bar where the wings in sauce first appeared on the menu.
But in this story, there is another main character – Teressa’s son. One day, he turned to his mother with a request to cook a snack for a party. In the refrigerator there were only wings, so she deep-fried them and added a spicy sauce. The dish became an instant hit. Bar sales skyrocketed as competitors used the recipe in their establishments. Gradually, the appetizer spread throughout the country. Consequently, Buffalo’s mayor declared July 29 National Chicken Wing Day.
- Traditionally, wings sell for more during the Super Bowl season.
- An American eats an average of 12 wings at a time.
- Most snacks are eaten in the southern states, and the average American eats about 100 wings a year.
- Most often, ranch sauce is used for appetizers.
How to take part
Prepare a huge portion of chicken wings with different sauces and organize a party. Don’t forget the drinks. Keep in mind that the recipe may vary depending on your personal preferences. The main thing is to stock up on wet wipes. Many restaurants and bars offer discounts and special promotions on July 29th.
When is National Chicken Wing Day Celebrated in 2023?
National Chicken Wing Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 29th each year.