By Linnea Sheldon
Much to the excitement of local college students and wings fans alike, there is a new joint in Worcester that serves terrific tasting wings, even late night. Everywhere you go there seems to be someone talking about the new Wings over Worcester, located on Water Street at 1 Kelly Square. Part of the WOW franchise, the Worcester location found its home in the city after 2 and a half years of planning.
Owners and partners Matthew Kamins and Laurian Banciulescu looked to Worcester when they decided to open their own restaurant after living just around the corner from the Hartford, CT location of the franchise, Wings over Hartford. “It is just an under-served market,” Kamins said. “Not many people in Worcester are doing wings and ribs so we thought we would come here and try it.” Kamins explained that not far into their city scouting they settled on Worcester because it’s a good-sized city with a large college population, their core constituency. They moved here about a year ago to scout buildings before choosing the Kelly Square location that now sports the enormous black and bright yellow Wings logo.
Wings over Worcester offers traditional wings, boneless wings, ribs, five levels of spicy sauces as well as favorites like Honey BBQ, teriyaki, and honey mustard. They also offer wraps and sandwiches. And these aren’t average wings. They are HUGE, meaty, and absolutely delicious. But consider yourselves warned, they’re totally addictive and you’ll find yourself unable to get through the day without an order! The menu itself is a lot of fun, too, with names like “Puddle Jumper,” “The Zeppelin,” and “The 747” for different size orders.
Hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and for nightowls they are open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. You can get your wings delivered right up until closing, but there’s also sit-down service for about 16 in the restaurant itself.
Kamins and Banciulescu are very happy to be in Worcester providing this service. “We look forward to giving everyone chicken wings,” Kamins said. And we look forward to eating those wings!
Visit Wings Over Worcester at www.wingsoverworcester.com, give them a call at 508-421-9464, or order on-line at www.wingsover.com