A menu mainstay for sports bars and casual restaurants, picking the right flavor of wings are crucial. From food trucks and small urban and ethnic restaurants that are the inception of a trend, to the adoption of the flavor in trendy independent restaurants the momentum builds behind a flavor. The proliferation phase is when the flavor suddenly appears on a chain restaurant menu. When it hits the ubiquity phase, the flavor is literally on every menu, including K-12.
With that in mind, here’s a map indicating where trending flavors are in the menu adoption cycle. From harissa and gochujang flavors on wings in the inception phase to the hot, mild and spicy flavors that are today’s top flavors, there are certainly one or two that can help boost your wing sales for the big games ahead.
Texas Pete® has you covered with some of the most popular flavors, including our exclusive Extra Mild Wing Sauce and Spicy Restaurant Blend Wing Sauce. Yet, our CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce and Fiery Sweet Sauce can help you toss your wings with new trending flavors. Texas Pete® Dust Dry Spice can be an important dry rub.
Remember that while bone-in chicken wings continue to grow slowly, boneless wings offer more significant consumer demand ahead. Boneless wings on American menus have grown by 25% over the past four years and by 2023 will grow another 15% according to Datassentials.
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