Our Story

The Wing Zone “Flavorholic” Story

Back in 1991, finding delicious, crispy wings with amazing flavor was next to impossible in Gainesville, FL, where Matt Friedman and Adam Scott attended the University of Florida. If, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention, a craving for wings must be the father. To satisfy their need for incredible wings, Matt and Adam decided they’d have to create the best wings in Gainesville themselves.

Fraternity House Origins

The roots of Flavor and great food began in Matt and Adam’s frat house kitchen, where they spent countless hours developing flavors and cooking up wings for a house full of willing taste testers. All those hours spent in the kitchen paid off as one by one they perfected the recipes that would one day become Wing Zone’s trademark flavors. Night after night of selling out of great wings and tenders gave them the confidence to venture out and open their first storefront location, the rest as they say, is “history”. The Wing Zone concept was born!

Growth and Renown

Matt and Adam are now among the chosen few ever to be inducted into the Buffalo Wing Hall of Flame. Wing Zone’s flavors are recognized year after year as the Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival where “Buffalo Bliss” is the official flavor for the wing-eating competition. Wing Zone has also received awards for “Hot Shot,” “Thai Chili” and “Garlic Parm.” Having grown to over 80 stores in 5 countries, we’re now looking toward the future of Wing Zone yet again, though some things never change. Matt and Adam keep cooking up new ideas, combining new flavors and continuing their quest for the best and greatest wings on the planet. We’re hoping you’re ready to join us.