Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wing Stop

Wing Stop has several franchises throughout the United States. I went to their Oregon location on SE 82nd Ave. in Portland, Oregon. I went on a Monday to take advantage of their 50-cent boneless wing special!

50-cent boneless wings on Mondays and Tuesdays!
Nine different wing flavors!
The lights look hideous and there are so many damn picture frames on the walls
Opting for both spicy and tasty options, I got five Atomic boneless wings and five Garlic Parmesan boneless wings ($5 total; would normally cost $6.75).

Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings
Atomic Boneless Wings
I liked the heat of the Atomic sauce. I'm guessing a habanero-based sauce here; I'll give it about a 7 out of 10 on my spicy scale. The Garlic Parmesan, not so much a fan here. As for the garlic parmesan, I liked that the garlic did not overwhelm my taste buds, and I liked the parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top. However, the garlic and butter basically looked unappetizing on the chicken over time.

The boneless wings were breaded well, but they were very small, much like upscale Chicken McNuggets. On my last boneless atomic wing, I bit into the chicken and I saw the red tendons of the chicken breast -- which I at first mistook for pink raw chicken. I didn't get sick or anything, but I opted to throw that piece away.

The person taking my order didn't really smile a lot or make me feel too welcome. To be fair, she did her job well, but could have smiled a lot more.

The inside is clean, but Wing Stop went overboard on saturating the walls with picture frames. The lights also look hideous.

Wing Stop is just your typical joint for wings, fries, "gliders" (basically chicken breast sliders), and typical BBQ sides like baked beans and cole slaw.  I'll give them points for the atomic sauce and the chicken breading, but the boneless wings (other than the breading), decor, service, and garlic parmesan sauce raised serious concerns with me. I'm likely not returning to Wing Stop. 2/10

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