National Chicken Wing Day 2021: The Best Food Freebies And Deals

It's been more than a half-century since chicken wings took flight to become one of the country's most popular bar foods and wing lovers still engage in good-natured debate about who served them first. Even the most casual wing lovers know Buffalo, New York is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the Buffalo wing (via Buffalo Wings & Rings). Beyond that, the debate breaks into two primary camps — those who believe Teressa Bellissimos whipped up Buffalo wings at Anchor bar in 1964 when she cooked up a late-night snack on the fly for her son and his friends. Others side with John Young (via The Buffalo News) who's on record for creating wings coated in a tomato-based, secret Mambo sauce, in 1963. Young finally got official recognition for his contribution to Buffalo's wing heritage in 2013 when he was inducted into the National Wing Hall of Fame.

If there's one thing wing lovers on both sides of the debate are likely to agree on, it's this: Wings are worth celebrating. And if they're free, that's even better. Whether you like them hot and spicy or sweet and sour, you'll find plenty to crow about on July 29 when restaurants and retailers nationwide roll out freebies and deals to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day.

National Chicken Wing Day deals at your favorite chains

If you order delivery via the 7-Eleven app, you can get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on an order of five-count, bone-in wings in spicy, regular, or buffalo. Participating 7‑Eleven stores are also offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on boneless chicken wing skewers in hot honey, sweet sriracha, or classic breaded for 7Rewards loyalty members. The offer applies to orders of eight wings. Those who take advantage of the discount can get 16 wings for a total of just $3, via the chain.

As reported by Today, Beef 'O' Brady's is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day with buy-one-get-one deals on orders of six and 10 boneless wings. Thighstop is giving away two free bone-in thighs with purchases of $15 or more online on July 29. In addition, Thighstop will be donating $100,000 to Wingstop Charities, to support youth in their pursuits of the arts, sports, and career development.

At Hooters, dine-in guests at participating locations get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings. At Wing Zone, use promo code 2195 at checkout on July 28 and 29 to get 16 boneless wings for $10 or 16 original wings for $15. 

Meanwhile, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering buy-one-get-one-free with any boneless wings order on July 29. If you're bringing a whole crew to celebrate the holiday, RetailMeNot reports Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a family-sized celebration. For dine-in or pickup, get a Family XL bundle of 20 traditional, 20 boneless, and fries for $39.99.

Celebrate with even more wing promotions

At Wing It On!, guests who enter a contest by July 28 can get a chance to win a $50 gift card to the restaurant (via Check out the company's Facebook page for details — where you can follow, like, and comment to enter to win. The winner will be announced on July 29.

On July 29, Wings Over is offering $5 off all orders of $25 or more. To get your hands on this discount — as well as Wings Over's delicious 25 flavors of wings — you can enter the promo code WINGDAY21 at checkout online or through the Wings Over app. The deal is available for those picking up or getting delivery.

If you're a fan of either Smokey Bones or its virtual brand The Wing Experience, you have the chance to get a total of eight free boneless wings with any order of four whole wings. This deal is only available on July 29, with dine-in or online orders.

Even Perdue Farms is getting in on the action, offering 10% off orders placed via its website from July 22 to July 29. Use promo code WINGDAY at checkout. Or go big with an order of Perdue Farms' 15-pound National Chicken Wing Day Bundle for $69.99.

Finally, while there may be a chicken wing shortage, Pepsi has teamed up with Duff's to make sure you don't miss out on this year's celebration. At Duff's locations across Buffalo, while dining in, if you purchase a 20-ounce fountain Pepsi or Diet Pepsi on July 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., you can get a free five-piece wing order. Pepsi will cover your wings in Amherst, Williamsville, and Niagara Falls locations in New York, so hurry up if you're in the area.