Columbia wing lovers can will still find deals despite higher wholesale prices.
Carolina Wings in the Vista has no plans to scrap its all-you-can eat wing buffet at lunchtime and plans a 10-cent wing night later this year to bring in more customers later in the evening, manager J.D. Macgargle said.
Wing prices have risen in the last two years to $70 a case from $25, said Sharyn Hooks, manager at Wild Wing Cafe in the Vista.
But the restaurant will continue to hold its buy-one-get-one-free wing night on Thursdays, she said. They are trying to offset the rising costs by drawing in more customers, she said.
Danny Hunter, owner of the Wings & Ale of Lexington for 18 years, said prices rose before last year's Super Bowl. That was typical as suppliers cash in on the year's biggest wing eating day.
"But this time the price didn't come back down," Hunter said.
On Monday nights, the restaurant offers 35-cent wings or all you can eat for $8.95. "I'm thinking about going up on prices or discontinuing it," he said.
- Staff reports