The home of the original Buffalo wings appetizer is headed to Las Vegas.
, of Buffalo, N.Y., opens its westernmost location in the
in the middle of June.
The original location opened 50 years ago with an Italian menu, but in 1964, owner Teressa Bellissimo threw together an impromptu fried chicken dinner dusted with a cayenne pepper and a legend was born. That location fries up around 2,000 pounds of wings daily with sides of celery and blue cheese dip.
Anchor Bar first expanded in 2009 with a location at the Buffalo airport, and now the company has five franchise locations in Ontario and New York. The wing sauce that made the company famous is available at more than 5,000 supermarkets worldwide. Plus, fans can order Anchor Bar’s wings online and have them shipped anywhere in the country. In 2003, the James Beard Foundation recognized Anchor Bar with an America's Classics award.
In Las Vegas, the quick-service restaurant will have counter where guests order. Expect wings and sauces, wing “bites” and fingers at this 1,250-square-foot location.