Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Native Grill and Wings to Come to Boston

A small chain of restaurants known for its Buffalo wings--and with a connection to the city where it all started--is on its way to the local area.

According to an article in the Phoenix Business Journal, Native Grill & Wings is planning to expand to Boston, confirming what an earlier article in Nation's Restaurant News says about a regional area development agreement being set up in New England for them. It is not known exactly when the chain will debut in the area (or how many may open around Boston), with the Business Journal simply saying that eight franchised locations will come to cities such as Boston, Boise, Dallas, Tulsa, Tucson, and Yuma over the next several years.

According to its website, Buffalo natives Floyd and Judy Anderson moved to Arizona in the late 1970s and opened a place called Native New Yorker, which initially specialized in pizza but changed its focus to wings. In 2014, the restaurant changed its name to Native Grill & Wings and today has locations in Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, and Texas. (Niagara Frontier Publications states that the Andersons were inducted into the Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame in 2014.)

The website for Native Grill & Wings can be found at

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