National Chicken Wing Day!
Nostalgia is what runs through our chicken bones on National Chicken Wing Day. Check out the saucy history of wings, culture, and fashion trends.
The Roaring Twenties
Life moved fast in the 1920s, so quickly that if you looked the other way, your plate of wings was gone. The Roaring Twenties was filled with music, films, literature, and the new wave of automotive – but the love for chicken wings never phased out.
The Turbulent Thirties
The new wave of technology brought by the ’30s helped the chicken wing culture BOOM. More people had access to technology, and the word about chicken wings spread like a game of telephone.
The Flying Fourties
With America’s involvement in the war, chicken wings went international. An American staple was now a common desire.
The Rocking Fifties
Hair gel was subbed for wing sauce, collars were popped higher than heads, and the only menu item at the drive-in were chicken wings. Ahh, life was good in the ’50s.
The Swinging Sixties
Yeah man, like peace, love and chicken wings, brother. Hug your neighbor and hand them a wing, the 1960s was a period of bright colors and bold flavors. So radical, bro. So radical.
The Disco Era – the 1970s
The 1970s brought even more self-expression and all-around fun. Disco era was in full swing, and you wouldn’t be caught dead at the club without a wing in hand.
The Decade of Decadence – the 1980s
The 1980s brought us several things: big hair, big appetites, and an even bigger attitude.
The Naughty Nineties
Hello, 1990’s. The birth of grunge, the age of baggy pants, and sitcom shows galore. Wing sauce all over your shirt? It’s called a fashion statement.
Y2K – The Early 2000s
The early 2000’s called, it wants its abysmal fashion trends back. Besides the frosted tips and dresses over jeans (seriously though, what were we thinking?) the only thing that’s great about the early 2000s is wings, wings, and even more chicken wings.
Now it’s time to check out what chicken wings are like in the future. Does anyone have a time machine we can borrow? Tell us your favorite nostalgia story in the comments below!