One set of birds’ wings clipped, one more to go.
Hickory Tavern, with 13 restaurants within a 30-minute drive from Bank of America stadium, today officially announced it has temporarily renamed its boneless chicken wings “Clipped Wings” in honor of the Carolinas’ favorite football team defeating one set of birds from Seattle and needing to beat another set of birds from Arizona in order to reach the championship game.
Last week, Hickory Tavern renamed one of its best-selling cocktails “The Victory Potion,” a recipe that worked. The Victory Potion – previously known as the Schmekel, the cocktail, which contains a shot including Bacardi 151 Rum, Blue Curacao Liqueur, Vodka and a Maraschino Cherry, is a Boilermaker kind of drink where the shot is dropped into a pint glass full of Red Bull. And, yes, the cocktail is colored TEAL.
“The Victory Potion worked this past Sunday but we felt like we need a little extra edge heading into this week’s game. We clipped the Seahawks and need to clip the Cardinals to get to the Super Bowl so we decided to rename one of our most popular football watching menu items, boneless chicken wings, ‘Clipped Wings’ to support the Panthers even more,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “As we prove every week, there is no place in town with more Panthers passion than Hickory Tavern and what could be better than eating Clipped Wings smothered in Panthers sauce, now the name of our hottest wing sauce, while enjoying The Victory Potion cocktail. It simply doesn’t get more Panthers than that.”
Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 22 restaurants in 13 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte,, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and most recently, Rock Hill, SC.