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Chain Restaurant Chicken Wings Ranked From Worst To First


At eateries all across the country, you can
find chicken wings ranging from totally inedible to downright delectable. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most
popular spots to get chicken wings in U.S., and ranked them from worst to best. Little Caesars serves up cardboard pizza that’s
barely edible, so it’s no surprise the wings are no better. Like their pizza, you can find the wings at
Little Caesars “Hot-N-Ready.” They sit in a little plastic container with
a clear lid in the heating case festering in their own juices until you order them,
so as an added bonus, you get a strong plastic flavoring with every order. To say that these wings are dry is a serious
understatement. When the skin pops open, the meat has all
but disappeared. On top of their tendency to really, really
oversauce their wings, the taste of Domino’s BBQ sauce is very generic. The flavor isn’t horrible, it just has no
depth or smokiness at all. Also, the skin on these wings is too chewy
and fatty. To make matters worse, once you’ve gnawed
your way beyond the greasy, gummy skin, the payoff is underwhelming, as the wings themselves
don’t have much meat. If you want to order something on the side
of your pizza at Domino’s, pass on the wings and just order a second pizza. Back in 2014, Pizza Hut added deep-fryers
at restaurants across the country as they started churning out deep-fried wings to go
alongside their pizza. You will often see Pizza Hut stores branded
as WingStreet, where you are able to order traditional bone-in and breaded bone-out wings
tossed in a variety of sauces, including Buffalo Burnin’ Hot, for delivery or carry-out. Brand Eating describes Pizza Hut’s medium
hot buffalo wings as having, quote, “too much salt and vinegary sourness.” That pretty much sums it up. The heat is actually great, but the flavor
is awful. Whatever recipe they use, they should just
toss it aside and replace it with some Frank’s Red Hot sauce and call it a day. Do you ever order just wings at KFC? If not, why not? Their wings are juicy and good. Are they the best you can get? Nope, but they’ll do in a pinch. Original Recipe or Extra Crispy — both are
pretty darn good, but let’s talk about KFC’s Smoky Mountain BBQ option, because it’s less
impressive. “Tada! I call them chicken wings.” If you think it might be something like KFC’s
old school Honey BBQ flavor with a little bit of smoke, be prepared for a bland disappointment. And there doesn’t seem to be any quality control
or consistency in how much sauce you get. Sometimes these wings are slathered in the
sauce, and other times nearly untouched. Thankfully, this chicken can be made much
better with some deliciously flaky, buttery biscuits served up on the side. There’s so much goodness on the P.F. Chang’s menu that you probably passed over
their Hunan Dragon Wings without a second thought. But you shouldn’t have. Not your typical wings, they feature hunan
spice, chili jam, and sesame seeds with a side of pickled cucumbers. The flavors blend really well together, and
if you want even more heat, you can get some extra chili jam on the side. Are they good for you? Definitely not. Six wings translates to 830 calories, 19 grams
of sugar, and 13 grams of saturated fat. You also can’t ignore the two days’ worth
of sodium, either. But you didn’t come here for healthy food,
so just enjoy the wings which are, unfortunately, only available seasonally and not at every
location. You’ll find these wings on the Outback Steakhouse
appetizer menu and they come in mild, medium, or hot. You probably never even notice the wings because
you automatically order the Bloomin’ Onion without glancing any further down the list. But give them a try, because according to
Outback, they toss the wings in a secret concoction of spices then an equally unusual sauce. What sauce? Who knows? Who cares? They are just yummy. The hot version have a great flavor and kick. The heat isn’t so powerful that it overwhelms
the flavor, and even the mild version is worth trying. Hooters has been serving up amazing wings
for over 35 years. And even if the Hooters Girls’ outfits have
changed over time, much of their menu hasn’t. You can still get hand-breaded original style
wings in your choice of amazing sauces like 9-1-1 or Honey Thai Chili Pepper. You can also get your wings naked without
the breading, or boneless without the bones. But there’s one must-try: bacon wrapped wings. Yep, bacon makes everything better. Hooters takes their naked wings, wraps them
in bacon, tosses them around in their Daytona Beach sauce, and finishes them off on the
grill. So, what’s the sauce? It’s hot and sweet and all around delicious. No one seems sure of the exact ingredients
of the Hooters sauce and we don’t care, and even though ten of these wings come in at
1150 calories, they are worth every last one of them. If you live in the south central or southeastern
part of the United States (or randomly, Utah), then you know about Zaxby’s. If you don’t? Well, that’s unfortunate for you because Zaxby’s
has some delicious wings. Their original sauce is a tasty, medium buffalo
sauce that’s kind of Tabasco-y, but the heat isn’t very intense. If it’s intense you’re looking for, they have
two much hotter sauces — Nuclear and Insane. They are, as advertised, super hot but still
amazingly good as they’re just as full of flavor as they are heat. Grab a pitcher of beer and sit down with 10
or 20 of these wings and enjoy your night. Pretty much any type of sauce on Buffalo Wild
Wings’ menu is good, especially their Mango Habanero sauce. It’s perfectly balanced, bringing a beautifully
delicious heat. While you are eating them, your mouth will
be on fire and you’ll be enjoying every single millisecond of the experience. If you can’t stand the heat or you aren’t
brave enough to even give it a try, then you have plenty of other awesome choices at Buffalo
Wild Wings, too. Asian Zing is somewhat similar in flavor profile
to the Mango Habanero, without all the fire. “Get the chickens.” “Which ones?” “All of them.” Bonchon isn’t a traditional pick, but have
you tasted their wings? They’re tossed in a dry flour mixture and
then deep fried until crispy. Then, they are drained and deep-fried again
before being saturated in sauce. The result is a very crunchy, juicy wing with
amazing flavor and seasoning. While they have a lot more on their menu than
chicken wings, the wings are definitely where it’s at. If you are looking for typical buffalo wings,
these aren’t for you. But if you just want some really delicious
wings, then don’t pass up Bonchon. From the wonderfully painful Atomic wings
to their Mild wings, Wingstop has come as close as possible to mastering the art of
the chicken wing. However, where they really stand out from
the pack is the wizardry they do with their dry rubs. Wingstop’s uninhibitedly bold dry rubs, particularly
Garlic Parmesan and Lemon Pepper, have set the standard and no other place can hold a
candle to them. You’ll be licking your fingers and even tempted
to lick your napkin. The key to their success is their consistency,
and there’s just something about their blue cheese that adds the optimal amount of bite
without overwhelming the wings. Win! Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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