Some celebration is in order with the 52nd Super Bowl coming to Minneapolis in February. As a rule, snacks accompany football festivities from pre-kick off tailgating to post-game partying. Win or lose, it’s a good time to bring on the wings. All eyes will be glued to the screen during the big game so planning the menu now is a good strategy. The last thing a Super Bowl party host wants is to call a timeout for a food or drink run. B-Dubs Express has a lineup with crowd appeal—sure to satisfy Super Bowl fans.
These are fresh-made bona fide Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings—the type of food that finds its way to football buffet tables everywhere.“We created our party menu for our fans that want to host a B-Dubs party at home. Our most popular item is wings of course, but I recommend a party with both traditional and boneless wings or chicken tenders, a potato dish like our fries or wedges, and a few shareables such as chips and queso, and mini corn dogs,” director of brand strategy Veronica Shore says. “Add celery, ranch, blue cheese and a gallon-to-go fountain soda, and you’ll be ready for the big game.”
Kids can join in the fun, too. A special menu caters to “little buffalos in training.” Wings, chicken tenders, corn dogs or macaroni and cheese alongside veggies, fruit or fries and beverages make a full kid-sized meal ($4.79–$5.29).
For fans of all ages, the love of sports and wings collide at B-Dubs Express. With their shareable and affordable sensibilities, wings are a sports bar mainstay. Go for traditional or boneless white meat wings. Complete the roster with a few other stars. “We serve food that feeds the ultimate sports fan experience,” Shore says.
The secret to finger food with gusto is in the sauce and seasoning. From mild to wild, the range of heat dazzles. Has anyone tried them all? “At B-Dubs Express, we have a self-serve condiment station that we’ve nicknamed ‘the sauce bar,’ because in addition to ketchup and the usual condiments, it also has all of our 16 sauces and five seasonings,” Shore says. “Besides our classic buffalo-flavor sauces, some of our most popular flavors are Asian zing, mango habanero, spicy garlic and honey BBQ.”
When cravings for wings hit, B-Dubs Express covers all the bases. The Edina test pilot location is a mini version of its Buffalo Wild Wings forbearer. Don’t be fooled by the small size. Plenty of pleasant surprises are in store. With six televisions, sports fans are updated on their favorite teams in real time. The open setting encourages sports viewing.
Not that anyone waits for long. The B-Dubs Express mantra is speedy service bar none. “I love the concept of providing great Buffalo Wild Wings’ food to our guests in a fast casual setting,” general manager Chris Michaels says.
The convenience of counter service comes at no expense to flavor. The wings uphold a namesake dedication to quality. “B-Dubs Express is essentially Buffalo Wild Wings going back to its roots and origin as a counter-service wing joint,” Shore says. “We know that many of our guests love the full-size Buffalo Wild Wings experience and will always choose that. We also know that some of our guests just want to get their favorites in a more streamlined way. Consumers are increasingly looking for convenience.” The lineup is perfect for takeout and at-home dining.
Fast casual, counter service delivers wings and more with chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, burgers, salads, and buffalo mac and cheese—plus appetizers and sides. Beverages go beyond traditional soft drinks with draft and bottled beers, including local selections. Surly is a favorite. (Spicy-salty wings call for a frothy brew). Wines are also available. Still not sure what to get? Well, wing it.