By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2008
Kip Kabler, owner of Wings To Go in Claremore and Owasso, and Daniel Stewart, Owasso store manager, enjoy seeing customers having a good time, especially during football season.
Kip Kabler had been in the car business for 20 years when he started looking at franchise opportunities and decided he would just “wing it” – literally. Kabler opened his Wings To Go operation south of Claremore on Highway 66 in October, 2007. He will kick off his second Wings To Go location in Owasso with the reopening of that store in the near future. The Owasso location is at 9530 N. 129th E. Ave.
Kip loves sports and has built his Claremore restaurant around the sports theme, especially football. When customers come to dine in or carry out, they will see football games playing on each of five large screen TVs on the walls surrounding the dining area. In addition to great menu selections, customers are treated to the NCAA Game Plan each Saturday on all five screens, providing them the opportunity to see games that are not featured on common channels. If OU, OSU or TU is playing, it’s a sure bet that you can catch it at Wings To Go.
Wings To Go also subscribes to the NFL Sunday Ticket, plus special Monday Night Football. It doesn’t get much better than watching your favorite team play as you sink your teeth into Wings To Go’s half-priced Monday night special entrees and drink discounted draft beer.
Normal hours for the restaurant are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except on game days. If a game runs past 10 p.m., Kabler keeps the store open until the game ends.
When a game is being televised, customers can come to Wings To Go knowing they will not miss out on any of the game they’re enjoying. That’s a touchdown in anyone’s playbook.
If you’re tailgating, Wings To Go is the place to load up on great food and head to your favorite team’s parking lot. Buffalo style wings are the top feature at Wings To Go, but they also have other great offerings including shrimp, sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, and specialties like the Burnie Quesadilla and the Burnie Dog. Wings has also added delicious deep fried catfish to the menu.
You’re always invited to come by for a great meal and watch some outstanding football, but Wings also caters watch parties and other special events such as business meetings and family get-togethers. Think about Wings To Go the next time you’re planning a lunch, dinner or special meeting. Wings To Go recently began offering delivery services, bringing your order right to your doorstep.
Kabler and Wings To Go are supporters of three area football teams: the Claremore Sequoyah Eagles, the Claremore High School Zebras, and the Verdigris High School Cardinals. A “Player of the Game” from both schools is selected from each scheduled game and awarded a gift certificate from Wings To Go. In addition to the awards, Wings To Go hosts a players meet-and-greet event, in which fans can come to the restaurant and visit with individual team players and their coaches.
Store managers are Daniel Stewart at the new Owasso store and Andrew Boren at the Claremore location. Whether you want to watch quality football, eat some great wings or other entrees, or just meet and visit with friends while you relax a little, Wings To Go is an excellent, convenient choice.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.