INDUSTRY HEADLINES // AUGUST 30, 2016 | FSR Magazine
Native Grill & Wings, an award-winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for its 20-plus wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, is launching a new menu on Wednesday.
Native Grill & Wings will be including new handhelds along with revised recipes for existing menu items. Native will also be introducing the winning sandwich and drink from its internal system-wide employee competition Final Cut: Native, available for a limited time. The following new items will be added all Native Grill & Wings locations nationwide:
Southwest Chicken Stack Sandwich (Limited Time): Created by Native employee Robert Wisneski, a spicy chicken sandwich with Native’s Ancho Chili Lime seasoning and Honey Chipotle Sauce. Final Cut: Native winner.
Arizona Burger: Burger piled high with jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, avocado, and Native’s Honey Chipotle wing sauce.
Hangover Burger: Burger with Applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, avocado, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, and topped with a fried egg.
Chicken Fried Chicken Sliders: Three crispy chicken sliders paired with lettuce, pickles, and mayonnaise.
Chicken Parm: Battered chicken smothered in mozzarella, parmesan, marinara sauce, and fresh basil on a hoagie.
Five Cheese Grill: Adult grilled cheese chock full of cheddar, Havarti, mozzarella, Swiss, fresh tomato and basil, Applewood smoked bacon, and Native’s Salt & Pepper Dry Rub on parmesan-encrusted sourdough bread.
Other new flavors include the Chicken N’ Waffles Dry Rub for chicken wings, and the Sunrise Pizza—a pizza topped with cheddar jack cheese, Native’s Medium wing sauce, green peppers, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and a fried egg. Native will also be including Final Cut: Native’s drink category winner Angela Carleno’s The American for a limited time, and the Morning Cup—a cold brew coffee infused with Captain Morgan and White Crème de Cacao.
Native is also revising some of their existing recipes by incorporating red wine-sautéed cremini mushrooms paired with caramelized onions on the Mushroom Burger and Philly Steak sandwich.
“We truly want our flavors to speak for the thoughtfulness that Native puts into the food,” says Native Grill & Wings CEO Dan Chaon. “We even revised existing recipes to enhance the flavors such as sautéing the mushrooms in red wine to captivate the essence of the Mushroom Burger, and incorporate thinner-cut French fries to provide a crispier texture.”