Support "Save our Season", you could get free wings | News
Lakeland, FL -- Buffalo Wild Wings has announced that if the NFL lockout ends on or before July 20, the official date when teams can begin reporting to training camp, they’ll celebrate by giving away six free wings to everyone in America who signs its “Save our Season” petition on Facebook.
The company went so far as to send letters to both the NFL and NFLPA, as a representative of sports fans around the country, to plea that a deal be struck so everyone can enjoy some free wings.
They even invited the two heads of state – Commissioner Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith – to a nearby restaurant to hash out the differences over some beer and wings … because what disagreement can’t be settled over some good food and drinks?
Should labor peace be achieved by July 20, the Buffalo Wild Wings guests who signed the petition will receive a coupon for six free wings via Facebook notification.
“We live and breathe all sports and so do our guests,” Kathy Benning, Buffalo Wild Wings executive VP, marketing and brand development said in a release. “We keep hearing from our fans how much they want a football season and we want them to know we’re happy not only to serve as their voice, but also to celebrate the return of football and their passion for the game.”
So far the Buffalo Wild Wings “Save Our Season” movement has already compiled more than 16,000 petition signatures.
During the college basketball tournament in March and April, Buffalo Wild Wings ran its football ads with a tag at the end urging the two sides to come to an agreement. The company’s Fantasy Football Blogger League also was called off the bench back in April and sent into action to rally its passionate audience of fantasy football players around this cause.
“The professional football season is obviously important to our business,” Benning said. “However, we know that no matter the outcome of these talks, Buffalo Wild Wings will continue to be the gathering spot for all sports viewing. We’re hopeful that both sides of this dispute will come to an agreement and we will see professional football this fall.”