Here Is Where You Can Get Free Wings Today for National Chicken Wing Day 2018

July 29, 2018 // TIME Money // Brad Tuttle

Buffalo Wild Wings, Wingstop, Wing Zone, Hooters, and a bunch of other restaurant chains will give you free chicken wings today.

Why? It’s National Chicken Wing Day 2018. Like so many other faux holidays, National Chicken Wing Day (celebrated annually on July 29) randomly appeared on the calendar sometime in the recent past and has evolved into a regular event promoted by restaurant sales and marketing teams.

The takeaway for you — and all fans of chicken wings and free food deals in general — is that there are tons of freebies and chicken wing deals at restaurants on Sunday, July 29. Here’s where to go to score free chicken wings, at participating locations only.


Wings are just 10 cents each at Native Grill and Wings on Sunday for National Chicken Wing Day 2018. There is, however, a limit of 10 wings per person with the 10-cent wing deal. Dine-in orders only.











Native Grill celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with cheap wings

July 19, 2018 // KGUN 9 // Matt Sterner

TUCSON, Ariz. – It seems like there’s a holiday for everything these days, but that isn’t a bad thing. 

In this case, it’s great because it’s almost National Chicken Wing Day. To celebrate on Sunday, July 29, Native Grill & Wings is offering $0.10 chicken wings.

Imagine all of the chicken wings you can eat in one sitting? Although, there is a limit of just 10 wings per person, which should be plenty.

Native offers 20 different sauces and dry rubs to choose from, so pick something familiar, something new, or a combination of both.

There are at least five Native Grill & Wings locations in Tucson and the surrounding area.

Head to to find you nearest chicken wing destination.

Pancho Villa’s Army brings together Mexico fans for Laveen watch party

June 23, 2018 // Arizona Republic // Atreya Verma

There were at least two curly-haired, bandana-wearing men cheering every time Mexico made a save against South Korea during Saturday’s World Cup match.

One was Guillermo Ochoa, the Mexican national team goalkeeper who was manning the net in Sochi while the South Koreans peppered shots in his direction.

The other was an Ochoa look-alike at a Pancho Villa’s Army watch party at Native Grill and Wings in Laveen.

Dressed in a full football kit down to the cleats, the man was often raised into the air with a bottle of Modelo in his hand and would take a lap through the crowd as soon as an “O-cho-a” chant broke out.

The event was organized by Pancho Villa’s Army, the largest fan group of the Mexican national team in the United States. Founded in Austin, the group has battalions in almost every major city in the Southwest, including Phoenix.

For Saturday’s game, the bar was filled to near-capacity nearly 45 minutes before kickoff and remained that way until the final whistle signaled a 2-1 win for Mexico.

Among the more than 300 Mexico fans gathered , the Ochoa doppelganger might not have been the most passionate supporter.

Ingrid Leija, 31, knew Native was supposed to open at 7 a.m., an hour before kickoff, so she showed up at 6:20.

“Last match we (got) here at 7:30 a.m., it was full,” Leija said. Not taking any chances, she showed up early with her friends to make sure they got a booth.

Cecilia Gomez, one of the national leaders of Pancho Villa’s Army, estimates the organization has between three and four thousand members and is growing rapidly, having just started a battalion in Louisiana.

PVA’s Phoenix battalion has hosted World Cup parties for Mexico supporters since 2010 but has seen its biggest turnouts this year with casual supporters who simply heard about the event through friends or Facebook also joining in.

PVA even sent supporters from Phoenix to Russia to support the team, according to Adrian Zarate, a PVA captain.

After Mexico upset defending world champion Germany last weekend, some supporters set off smoke bombs inside the bar.

To temper the chaos and ensure everyone was able to still have a good time on Saturday, the owners of Native brought in extra servers and security to man the doors. The end result? A lot of happy El Tri supporters and a packed, but enjoyable bar scene.

Native Grill and Wings to replace Tilted Kilt on Quincy Riverfront

December 28, 2017 // Doug Wilson // Herald-Whig

QUINCY — The Tilted Kilt is set to close Thursday night to make room for a new sports bar and grill in February. 

Heather Balzer, general manager of the Tilted Kilt, said Native Grill and Wings will open by late February at 138 N. Front, where the Tilted Kilt has operated for the past four years.

“I held an employee meeting this morning, and by the end of it, everybody was super excited,” Balzer said.

The staff of 14 will be kept on the payroll during remodeling, and Balzer said a job fair will be held in late January to seek 30 to 40 more workers.

Duane Venvertloh, who will be the franchise owner, told The Herald-Whig’s news-gathering partners at WGEM that this will be the first Native Grill and Wings franchise in Illinois.

According to Native Grill company information, the restaurants have about 40 flat-screen televisions and offer 20 or more flavors of wings at a typical location, as well as sandwiches, fish, pizza and other offerings.

Native Grill and Wings was launched in 1978 in Arizona by members of a family who named their restaurant Native New Yorker. The pizza shop struggled until it shifted its focus to chicken wings. The company has grown rapidly in recent years.

Company CEO Dan Chaon has said Native Grill has created a restaurant chain that appeals to families.

Balzer said her staff will trade in the Tilted Kilt’s trademark plaid kilts and white blouses for jeans and black T-shirts.


March Madness! New Boise sports bar to open this month

March 3, 2017 // Idaho Statesman

If your bracket is still rocking during the Final Four, you’ll have a new hot spot to watch the NCAA Tournament.


Native Grill & Wings is scheduled to open Monday, March 27, at 7700 W. State St. in Boise. It’s the latest restaurant to appear in the mixed-use North Pointe development across the street from Wal-Mart. Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Smashburger recently opened there. Black Bear Diner is on the way.

This will be the first Native Grill & Wings in Boise for the Phoenix-area franchise, but not in the Treasure Valley. A Native Grill & Wings opened in October at 16808 N. Marketplace Blvd. in Nampa.

Native Grill & Wings has about three dozen locations, mostly in Arizona. It’s similar to sports bar franchise Buffalo Wild Wings, which has a location in Downtown Boise and in Meridian.

Will Native Grill will be on par with Buffalo Wild Wings — or even raise the sports bar?

Buffalo Wild Wings made a concerted effort to appeal to beer geeks when it opened Downtown last August — with 30 brews on tap including local choices. It’s unclear whether Native Grill will similarly beer-geared. But Native Grill’s food menu has a bit more variety. There are 21 wing flavors. (A couple have been added since the ad below was made.) There also are non-wing options: pizzas, calzones, burgers, sandwiches, fish and salads. Native Grill also has gluten-friendly and kids menus.

Established in 1979 as Native New Yorker, Native Grill’s owners were supposedly “the first to bring wings to Arizona.” In 2014, the restaurant rebranded itself and started focusing on growth in states such as Idaho, Montana and Texas.



Taking Foodservice into the Home

February 1, 2017 // Foodservice and Equipment Supplies Magazine

Delivery is proving to be the next revenue opportunity.

Native Grill & Wings

This 36-year-old casual-dining brand specializes in chicken wings. The menu of this Chandler, Ariz.-based concept also includes burgers, sandwiches and pizza. Steve Snyder, IT and systems manager, says Native Grill & Wings is in the “infantile stages” of online ordering and delivery. Even so, the 31-unit chain has already tracked increased business and anticipates hiring additional personnel to handle the volume.

Staff place food in hotboxes if there is any wait time between production and delivery. Delivery people pick up orders at the same station that handles takeout orders. After carefully reviewing the delivery menus of some of its larger competitors, Native decided to offer 100 percent of its dine-in menu for delivery.

Native uses an online ordering system dedicated to supporting chain restaurants. When a consumer orders from the restaurant’s menu, the online system immediately sends a communication to delivery vehicles in the area. When the system locates an approved driver, the consumer receives a message that outlines delivery time and pricing and asks for confirmation.

Snyder says, “The challenge was that third-party delivery systems represent the customer, not the restaurant.” With this system, though, customers order directly through the Native app, allowing the chain to retain control over customer loyalty and the customer experience.


Making the Modern Menu

Reducing time to launch

February 14, 2017 // Restaurant Business Magazine

The menu development team for sports bar chain Native Grill & Wings sets a date for a new menu rollout and then works backward, setting deadlines and using a spreadsheet to track progress, says Marketing Manager Cynthia Velasco. For example, new breakfast-inspired items such as the hangover burger (topped with bacon, hash browns and a fried egg) that debuted on a fall menu update were in the works for three to four months prior.

The spreadsheet outlines timing for each step, such as time for research and development and consulting with franchisees on pricing, two weeks for menu design, two days for photo shoots, and then updating spec sheets of the new menu to go to the printer.

In addition to representatives from operations, training, marketing, procurement and a franchisee advisory group, Native Grill’s menu development team also includes someone from the information technology group. That way, the tech team can start making adjustments earlier to the POS system as well as online ordering, delivery and the restaurant’s mobile app.