Smokey Bones' Virtual Concept, The Wing Experience, Opens in Chicago

The Wing Experience, a virtual restaurant created by Smokey Bones, opens Friday in Chicago. The Wing Experience is now available for delivery from ubereats.com, kitchenunited.com and smokeybones.com

The menu features two styles of wings: its signature Smoked Wings and Jumbo Breaded Wings. Both offer a variety of 14 different flavors, including flavors that are not offered on the current Smokey Bones’ menu.

The new wing offerings are bursting with unique flavors.  The Maple Bacon BBQ wings are tossed in a sweet mix of bourbon glaze, maple syrup and brown sugar, topped with finely chopped bacon pieces; the Peach Bourbon Wings are tossed in a peach puree, rib glaze and a splash (or two) of Jim Beam; and The Experienced Wings are only for the expert wing eater.  They are tossed in a fiery mixture of buffalo sauce, tabasco, cayenne pepper and a hint of brown sugar.

Also available are five different sides, including seasoned fries; a baked potato with butter and sour cream; a loaded baked potato with bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream and butter; cole slaw; and mac and cheese.  Guests can also choose from a wedge or Caesar salad, and rounding out the menu are two dessert options of strawberry cheesecake and a six-layer chocolate cake,

“Wings are some of the most popular items on our menu and it made sense to create a virtual, sub-brand dedicated to wings,” says CEO James O’Reilly.  “The Wing Experience allows us to expand our wings menu and get creative with different flavors and sauces.”

The Wing Experience was created in 2019 and has since opened more than 15 virtual restaurants, all operating out of existing Smokey Bones’ kitchens. The Chicago virtual Wing Experience just opened and is operating out of the Smokey Bones’ ghost kitchen, which opened in May.

Guests can view the menu and order from ubereats.com (see the Wing Experience), kitchenunited.com and smokeybones.com. For guests who prefer to pick up their order, they can do so at the Kitchen United location at 831 N. Sedgwick Street.

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