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Saucy Customer Suing Buffalo Wild Wings, Claiming “Boneless Wings” Are Glorified Nuggets

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Buffalo Wild Wings, or BWW as it is commonly known, is a chain of sports bars that was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant is known for its wings, beer, and lively atmosphere, making it a popular spot for sports fans and casual diners alike.

However, the debate over boneless wings versus nuggets has been a topic of discussion among BWW customers for years. Some swear by the classic bone-in wings, while others opt for the more convenient boneless or nugget options.

For one man in Chicago, he is calling shenanigans on BWW and their alleged boneless wings. Check this out.

An Illinois man filed a class action lawsuit against the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chain, alleging their boneless “wings” are essentially chicken nuggets, multiple outlets reported.

“This clear-cut case of false advertising should not be permitted, as consumers should be able to rely on the plain meaning of a product’s name and receive what they are promised,” the lawsuit states, as reported by KTTV.

Aimen Halim, of Chicago, says the “wings” sold at Buffalo Wild Wings are actually “slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like wings,” the outlet also reported.

The lawsuit says Halim suffered “financial injury” after he bought some high-priced wings before knowing what they were made of, later regretting his decision.

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What exactly did this man think a boneless wing was? From a boneless chicken perhaps? Anyone that has ever had a boneless wing should know it is a nugget!

While Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its wings, the restaurant also offers a variety of other menu items including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. However, the focus of this debate is on the wings themselves. The wings are available in a variety of sauces ranging from mild to extra hot, and customers can choose between bone-in, boneless, or nugget options.

Here is where the debate gets “sticky”, pun intended. If BWW is offering wings, boneless wings AND nuggets, they very well might be guilty of false advertising.

He contends that if consumers knew what the “wings” were really made of, chicken breast meat, they might forego buying them at all, or at least be only willing to pay much less.

He notes in his lawsuit that other restaurants selling boneless chicken take pains to avoid marketing the product as “wings,” TMZ reported.

False and deceptive business practices are among the claims for which Halim is suing.

Buffalo Wild Wings offers “wings” in two varieties on its menus. The first variety, called “traditional” is the bone-in variety. The second is the “boneless” variety, which Halim contends is not made of meat from the wing. Rather, it’s made from meat from chicken breast.

This is where the debate ends. If the restaurant wasn’t actually offering “nuggets” as well as two types of wings, then the nugget hating patron might be out of luck. Either way, perhaps he should opt for a drive through in the future, win or lose.

A menu posted by TMZ shows the cost for six “traditional” wings at $11.29 and the cost of six “boneless” wings at $9.79.

A pack of 20 chicken nuggets at McDonald’s, regular or spicy, averages about $5 in some locations, according to FastFoodMenuPrices. At Wendy’s, customers pay a bit more, about $5.99 for 10 nuggets. At Burger King, hungry patrons can get 10 chicken nuggets, a drink, and a small fry for $5.99.

A nugget is a nugget, and a boneless wing isn’t a wing. If we can all agree on that moving forward, then America can become a slightly better place.