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Chicken wing vortex: Buffalo Wild Wings opens today by Tacoma Mall

Hey, look. These people were waiting in line to have chicken wings for a late breakfast.

The Chicken Wing Vortex of Tacoma is official. Buffalo Wild Wings opened earlier this morning near the Tacoma Mall, a neighborhood that already is home to two chicken wings restaurants within a mile (ish). Diners were lined up outside the front door this morning when I did a cruise through the parking lot. Loud music filtered out every time an anxious looking staffer opened a side door to survey the 30-something diners waiting for a late morning breakfast of wings. Read more »


Chains eye South Sound: Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open in Puyallup, and an update on Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Bonney Lake

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open off River Road in Puyallup in November.

The national fast-food burger chain Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning its first Pierce County restaurant to open in November in Puyallup. A store also is planned for Lakewood Towne Center, but the lease is not final. The chain is one of three making first entries into Pierce County this fall. Buffalo Wild Wings and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will open restaurants in Pierce County in October. Click “more” to read updates on all three chains.

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More wings: Another chicken wing chain eyes the Tacoma area, plus TNT Diner readers weigh in with recommendations for local wings

Last week, I wrote about the national chain Buffalo Wild Wings joining Winger’s near the Tacoma Mall. Considering Hooters is located a short distance away, it appears that particular neighborhood is gearing for total wing domination of Tacoma. I’m planning on calling that area The Wing Vortex.

But wait! Now it appears another wing chain called Wingstop is headed here, only this one is eyeballing Tacoma for a location, plus the ‘burbs. Here are a few excerpts from the email I got from Wingstop, Read more »