Not many restaurants can triple in size during a global pandemic, but Smokey Bones is doing just that by expanding its virtual restaurants, The Wing Experience and The Burger Experience, to all of its brick and mortar restaurants from Chicago to New York to Miami.
The virtual restaurants are delivery only and operate out of existing Smokey Bones’ brick and mortar kitchens, and out of the Smokey Bones’ ghost kitchen in Chicago. The menus feature Smokey Bones’ top selling burgers and wings, including unique recipes created specifically for each virtual restaurant brand.
“By opening these new virtual restaurants, we can shine a brighter light on the taste and quality of our burger and wing offerings,” says CEO James O’Reilly. “We are bullish about these products and confident in our expansion strategy, having already seen good results in our other virtual restaurant locations.”
The Wing Experience menu features two styles of wings: Signature Smoked Jumbo Wings and Jumbo Breaded Wings. Both offer a variety of 14 different flavors, including options that are not offered on the current Smokey Bones’ menu, like Maple Bacon BBQ wings, Peach Bourbon Wings, and “The Experience” wings, made for the expert wing eater. The Wing Experience menu is available here.
The Burger Experience features a variety of premium half pound burger options, including a build-your-own burger as well as special signature burgers such as The Big Kahuna, The Experienced Burger and The Keto all of which can only be found on The Burger Experience. The Experience Burger includes Smokey Bones’ secret weapon … The Burger Experience Sauce. And, there is a reason they named The Big Kahuna as such … it’s big and delicious. This cooked-to-order premium burger is topped with Hawaiian BBQ pork, pepper jack cheese, grilled pineapple and our special Big Island BBQ Sauce. The Burger Experience menu is available here.
Both concepts offer a variety of sides, including options like seasoned fries, a baked potato, coleslaw or mac & cheese, as well as desserts.
Smokey Bones launched its first virtual restaurants, The Wing Experience and The Burger Experience, in 2019 in partnership with Uber Eats. Guests can order through the Uber Eats app, and from our Chicago ghost kitchen on kitchenunited.com for The Wing Experience.