Hot Ones Wing Delivery May Be Coming To A City Near You - Permanently

At the end of June, "Hot Ones," the Emmy-nominated YouTube talk show, celebrated its 300th episode with an offer to deliver wings and chicken sandwiches to the homes of New York fans. And while the promotion was meant to be a limited-time opportunity, it was so well received that the parent company of the Hot Ones brand, First We Feast, has decided to make the service permanent in New York — and to expand its reach.

To celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, Hot Ones announced in a press release that it is extending the promotion to deliver its signature spicy chicken wings not only to New York but also to Philadelphia and other cities in the future. "First We Feast is thrilled to be expanding our Hot Ones delivery and bring the famed spicy chicken wing experience directly to our fans in NYC and Philadelphia," Chris Schonberger, First We Feast Creator and General Manager, said in the company's press release. "In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, fans can finally try the iconic Hot Ones menu for themselves through major delivery apps and our collaboration with Mealco's virtual restaurant technology."

The Hot Ones experience at home

Fans can order six or 12-piece chicken wing meals or sandwiches featuring Hot Ones' three sauces (Los Calientes Rojo, Classic Chili Maple, and Classic Garlic Fresno) and can pair them with french fries to make it a meal. To cool things off for dessert, the brand is also offering an apple fritter topped with sweet milk. The delivery service is made possible through a collaboration with Mealco, which provides delivery-only businesses with kitchen spaces to reduce overhead in the wake of the pandemic.

Although the brand has previously partnered with Shake Shack and Pringles to bring its flavors to consumers, its initial debut in New York was the first opportunity it offered to try the sauce in its typical wing format. This allowed customers to get a taste of the "Hot Ones" experience, which in the show involves celebrity guests eating progressively hotter and hotter chicken wings while answering questions from host Sean Evans, at home.