The spread of Buffalo chicken wings across the globe has been astounding. Who knew that the spicy after-hours snack that Teressa Bellissimo invented on the fly in 1964 would become a staple near and far. The concept of patenting the recipe and the concept never occurred to anyone.
Ivano Toscani, owner of the Anchor Bar - where the wing-as-food was invented - is trying to franchise the operation. A few early starts have failed, and now he has a franchisee in Hamilton, Ontario, who wants to open an Anchor Bar.
Toscani's only advice to them: don't deviate too far from the way we do it here.
That's some super hot advice.
- Grove Potter