Native Grill & Wings Gives Guests the Chance to Create Their Next Wing Flavor

September 2018 //

Native also teams up with Bud Light for exclusive 2018 NFL season promo.

Native Grill & Wings, an award-winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for introducing chicken wings to the Valley of the Sun, is calling all wing connoisseurs to submit their ideas for the #NativesNextFlavor campaign, the brand’s quest to find its new flavor of wing sauce or dry rub.

The winning flavor will be exclusively featured as Native’s 2019 limited-time-offer early next year and the creator will win a full game experience to a 2019 NFL game of their choice. Native welcomes any and all guests to submit their recipe via the Native Grill & Wings brand Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages with the official hashtag #NativesNextFlavor.

“We are very excited to launch this campaign to name Native’s next wing flavor” said Dan Chaon, CEO of Native Grill & Wings. “There is truly no one better to come up with our next sauce than our loyal band of amazing guests.”

Native will launch an online contest via the brand social media pages. Guests are welcome to submit their ideas to Native’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages using the hashtag #NativesNextFlavor the contest will end on December 31, 2018.

In addition to this campaign, Native is also partnering with Bud Light to offer various Bud Light promotions such as 12 oz. glass for $2 or 20 oz. for $3.50 every Sunday during the professional football season. While every location will participate in the Bud Light promos throughout the season, each restaurant will offer their own specific Bud Light promo.

“We’re excited to announce our exclusive partnership with Bud Light,” said Dan Chaon, CEO of Native Grill & Wings. “When people think of what food to eat during a game, wings and beer come to mind almost immediately. Our partnership with Bud Light is another example of how we try to always say “thank you” to our guests for their constant support. We look forward to helping our guests and sports fans across the nation celebrate their teams on game day.”

For more information and official contest rules, please visit

Native Grill & Wings (or, “Native,” as the regulars called it) focuses on food and being family-friendly unlike competitors such as Hooters, Twin Peaks and Buffalo Wild Wings. The polished sports grill proudly offers over 20 wing flavors – from Strawberry Hot to Ancho Chile Lime, Asian Garlic to Honey Chipotle – which guests can order by the individual wing, as well as an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Most of the sauces and rubs can be used to customize other menu items.

The restaurants are divided into a bar and restaurant, with approximately 30-40 flat screen TVs throughout, offering sports coverage for families and serious fans, and a customer base spanning all generations – baby boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials.



America’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

August 2018 // FSR Magazine // FSR Staff

FSR’s annual list of high-potential, performance-proven full-service brands with 50 locations or fewer and growing fast.

This 2018 collection of 50 emerging chains with 50 or fewer locations offers plenty of insight into how a full-service restaurant concept can grow. We’ve got the numbers driving the most exciting chains—and tips that will help your growing brand chart its own world domination.

Native Grill & Wings |CHANDLER, AZ
33 UNITS This family-friendly wing spot has been around since 1979 but is anything but old news. Coupling America’s longtime love of CHICKEN WINGS with new strategies—a mobile app, loyalty program, online ordering, and third-party delivery—has proved to be the key to growth.

Read the full article here. 

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.












July 29, 2018 // Thrillist // Dustin Nelson

Traditional wings in Native’s honey hot sauce.

It doesn’t much matter if you like messy buffalo wingsfancy wings, or some other exotic kind of fried flapper we’ve never even heard of. People love chicken wings. Like, they really love them. In just one day — the Super Bowl, of course — Americans eat 1.3 billion wings every year. So, raise a damp, orange napkin to the beloved chicken wing on Sunday, July 29 for National Chicken Wing Day.

The day was first proclaimed by Buffalo, New York Mayor Stan Makowski in 1977 and several restaurant chains across the country — Hooters, Wing Stop, Atomic Wings, and more — are celebrating the occasion with deals for free wings or super-cheap wings.

Take a look below to find the places where you can dig up free and discounted chicken wings in honor of this fowl holiday. Go forth and do as you do. Get your dry rub on or dip it in blue cheese. You’ll have greasy fingers in no time.

Deals for National Chicken Wing Day

Native Grill & Wings
The deal:
 Get 10-cent wings all day long with a maximum of 10 wings at the sale price.
When: July 29

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Native Grill and Wings to have 10-cent wings on National Wing Day, July 29

July 26, 2018 // ABC 15 // Josh Frigerio


PHOENIX – Native Grill and Wings is throwing it back to 1979 with 10-cent wings for National Wing Day.

On Sunday, July 29, the Chandler-based restaurant chain will have 10-cent wings — reminiscent of a special during its early “Native New Yorker” days — at all of its restaurants.

The company shortened its name and updated its logo in 2014.

There is a limit of 10 traditional wings per person at the discounted price and one sauce or dry rub per order, said Adriana Espinosa, public relations and marketing manager at Native. Boneless wings are not included.

Native has more than 20 sauces and dry rubs including honey barbecue, lemon pepper, chicken and waffles (all dry rubs) and honey chipotle, jalapeno, and Habanero mango (all sauces).

There are 28 locations in Arizona, most in the Phoenix metro and Tucson. Other restaurants can be found in South Dakota, Texas and Illinois. Find one, here.

To read the full article click here.

Roll back the clock: Native offers 10-cent wings for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29, 2018 // Arizona Daily Star // Cathalena E. Burch

And Native Grill & Wings is Santa Claus.

On Sunday, Native is giving us up to 10 wings per person for 10 cents apiece, for eat-in only.


Any excuse to get a 10-cent authentic Buffalo-style chicken wing — we’re talking the kind you get at Buffalo’s Anchor Bar or Duff’s in the Queen City — works for us.

Native Grill & Wings has 10-cent wings to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day.

Native Grill & Wings knows a thing about the way Buffalo — the city and birthplace of the famed buffalo wings — does wings. The Phoenix-based sports bar and restaurant was started by ex-Buffalo residents who are well-practiced in the art of making wings.

So why 10 cents?

That’s the price you paid way back in 1979 when Native was launched with a single restaurant in Phoenix. It now has locations throughout the
state — including four in the Tucson area — and in Texas, South Dakota and Illinois.


Tucson area locations include 11107 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley and Tucson Spectrum mall at 5421 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

These National Chicken Wing Day Deals are Spicy AF

July 23, 2018 // Elite Daily // Lizzy Rosenberg

I hate to sound totally cliché, but college was — hands down— the best four years of my life so far on this planet. You were constantly surrounded by all of your best friends 24/7, there was almost always something fun to do around every corner, and, most importantly, you could usually find a relatively steady supply of free and discounted food, whether it was on campus, or in your college town. Needless to say, college (and the food sitch) was my idea of a fairytale, and if you feel me, these National Chicken Wing Day deals are guaranteed to add a nice little kick to your week on Sunday, July 29. You can thank me later.

Aside from Thanksgiving, my birthday, or maybe New Year’s Eve, National Chicken Wing Day has to be the greatest food holiday of them all. Between boneless wings, bone-in wings, grilled, fried, spicy, BBQ, sweet-chili, and teriyaki wings, there are so many different ways to customize your order… and the best part is that they’re being offered for free or at a discounted price. Just thinking about it gets my heart racing, and I never thought I’d say this, but Sunday, July 29 seriously could not come any sooner. Get your stomach and your wallets ready, y’all — this is going to be a weekend to remember.


Arizona-based chicken wing chain Native Grill and Wings is celebrating National Wing Day on Sunday, July 29, by offering 10 cent wings, with a maximum of 10 wings per person, according to a press release. Customers can choose from over 20 sauces and dry rubs at any Native location nationwide, according to a press release, so get ’em while they’re hot.

It looks like Sunday is definitely the day to eat yourself into a food coma, so if you were planning on doing something productive, maybe push it off until Monday. National Chicken Wings Day only comes once a year, and celebrating is absolutely mandatory.

To read the full story click here.

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.

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day with 10 cent wings

July 18, 2018 // 3TV/CBS 5 // // Alissa Miller and David Baker

Traditional wings in Native’s honey hot sauce.

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – An Arizona-based restaurant chain is offering quite the deal for National Chicken Wing Day.

Native Grill and Wings will feature 10-cent wings for the holiday on Sunday, July 29. That’s the price wings were back in 1979, when the chain was founded.

As for the fine print, there is a maximum of 10 wings per person and only one sauce or dry rub per order. The deal is for dine-in only. Guests can choose from over 20 different sauces from Strawberry Hot to Ancho Chile lime, Asian Garlic to Honey Chipotle.

“National Chicken Wing Day is not just any holiday – it’s our holiday that allows us (to) showcase Native’s roots and why we began in the first place,” Dan Chaon, CEO of Native Grill & Wings, said in a statement.

What started in Chandler almost 40-years ago, Native now has more than 30 restaurants in Arizona, Texas, Illinois and South Dakota. The restaurant’s claim to fame is for introducing chicken wings to the Valley of the Sun.

National Chicken Wing day started in 1977 with a proclamation from Buffalo Mayor Stan Makowski, according to the holiday’s website.

People reportedly ate around 1.3 billion chicken wings just during the Super Bowl and an estimated 28 billion traditional bone-in chicken wings were eaten in 2016, according to the National Chicken Council.