#ThereWillBeSauce and New Pizza Pies

Sorry we’ve been MIA, we were too busy perfecting the new menus and acing our new pizza recipe.

Don’t we all yearn for a “fresh start” once in a while? (Just nod your head yes.) That being said, we gave our menus and our pizzas a little face lift. Just when you thought our pizzas couldn’t get any better – they did.  The new pizzas are now individually hand-tossed by our awesome kitchen staff.  Yes, it’s exactly what you’re picturing in your head.  Hand-tossed, hand-stretched, doughy melt-in-your mouth pizza.  With new dough, came new sauce that is a savory blend of tomatoes and Italian herbs. Lastly, we have introduced allll the cheeeese. Now, all of our pizzas use a 100 percent whole milk mozzarella blend that ensures creamy goodness.

So basically what you need to know is:

  1. New Hand Tossed Dough
  2. New Sauce
  3. 100% Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
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And you thought wings was all we did?  😉 With our new pizzas, comes the unveiling of our new menu. Don’t worry, it’s the same great food, just a different design that we think is pretty cool. #ThereWillBeSauce

June 2017 Menus

Menu Items 
Individual Sliders

We are home of the Individual Wing but now we have introduced sliders by the each.  You can mix’n’match your two favorite sliders and add on however many more for an additional cost. Chicken Fried Chicken Sliders, BBQ Pork sliders, Native Sliders – how does one choose?

3-Pack Wings
You’re welcome.  We’ve all been in that situation where we desperately want a burger but know it wouldn’t be the same experience without getting some delicious Native wings.  Introducing 3-Pack Wings! Whether it’s a side to your entrée, an appetizer or a little something extra when you’ve realized the 12-Pack just wasn’t enough, just order a 3-Pack!

As always, we appreciate our loyal Native guests! We hope you enjoy the new things at Native.

The Beauty of ‘Testing Days’ at Native

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We normally aren’t ones for boasting, but sometimes it’s gotta be done. Native employees are the luckiest people out there. Especially on “testing” days also known as “Research and Development” in the restaurant world.

“What’s that?” you ask, “Testing days sound terrible.”

Well, my friend, you’re wrong.

Because testing days at Native don’t require a paper, pen, and calculator. Testing days here require an empty stomach, an open mind, and a love of eating (sometimes past the point of comfort).

Let’s take a walk down testing lane, shall we?

It all starts with an idea and, believe me, we come up with some pretty great ones. (Not to toot our own horn or anything.)

At Native, our team is constantly brainstorming new items to introduce to our guests and revamping current menu items. Because – well — we love you guys that much.

Our testing days consist of our corporate team and numerous different food products, blind taste testing, endless note taking and long discussions.

Every single dish that appears on the Native Grill & Wings menu has been carefully engineered by our entire team. We literally spend days tasting, tweaking, and perfecting everything single item on our menu before it’s introduced.

Whether it’s the tomato sauce we use for our pizza or the bacon we use for our burgers, we’ve tasted it all.

You may think, “A full day of eating? Sign me up!”And yes, it really is that awesome – who doesn’t love food?

And yes, it really is that awesome – who doesn’t love food?

Imagine trying about 7 different pizza sauces, 5 different types of cheeses, and 3 different crusts all in one day.

Can you say pizza heaven?

It may have been some of our team members’ greatest fantasy come to life – but we won’t name any names.

Research and development for menus is really one of the greatest aspects of our already awesome jobs at the Native Grill & Wings Corporate office. Not only because we get to try new things all day but we also get to know exactly what our guests are experiencing.

We love being the ones that get the first glance and taste of all of our new menu items and the chance to perfect everything before we present it in our restaurants.

When we go to a Native Grill & Wings and see our guests enjoying the food we crafted, it makes us happy.

Testing days also give us the flexibility to introduce new ideas that are a little outside the box (like a fried egg on a hamburger). While it may sound weird at first, after developing it to its fullest potential it’s culinary genius! *Goes to the nearest Native and orders the Hangover Burger*

All in all, testing days are simply the best days and an awesome part of our jobs. Yes, we may leave the office feeling like we never want to eat ever again but it eventually passes.

2016 Snapshot

If we’re being honest here, Native Grill & Wings totally owned 2016.  From opening new locations, making ordering easier than ever and putting our own twist on breakfast we made it our year.  Here’s our 2016 snapshot:

Native Grill & Wings opened 5 new locations:

  • Missoula, Mont.
  • Nampa, Idaho
  • Tucson – Old Vail, Ariz.
  • Gilbert, Ariz.
  • Yuma, Ariz.

Introduced Online Ordering!

That’s right, you can now order from the comfort of your couch while avoiding any type of social interaction – yay for millennials /sarcasm.

We Deliver!

We introduced delivery at 15 locations so you can literally get your food delivered to your doorstep and enjoy it in your natural habitat – whatever that may be, we don’t want to know details.

We made breakfast an all-day thing because what’s better than breakfast for lunch and dinner?

  • Hangover Burger – Because everything tastes better with breakfast on it! Applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, fried egg, avocado, lettuce, and pepper jack cheese. hangoverburgerr
  • Sunrise Pizza – Sunny side awesome! Cheddar jack, medium wing sauce, green peppers, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, hash browns, & fried egg.Sunrise Pizza
  • Chicken ‘n’ Waffles Wings – All the sweet without the sticky, a dry rub. Chicken N' Waffles
  • Morning Cup – Best part of wakin’ up is alcohol in your cup. Cold brew coffee, Captain Morgan, White Crème de Cacao, milk, and simple syrup. Morning Cup

Most of all, we want to thank you – our loyal guests for your continued support. Cheers to an even better 2017!

Online Ordering is HERE!

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That’s right, people. Now you can order all of your Native Grill & Wings favorites from your phone or computer. To make the process even easier, you can order straight from the app!

Not everything needs to be scary at Halloween, so we’re going to sweeten the deal for you! You can get $5 off your next online order. No joke, no minimum order, just noms. Enter promo code Native5Off when you check out!

Be sure to download the app and play the Scratch Match and Win Game, so you can be entered to win prizes like bonus points in the app, free sodas, and maybe even Cardinals tickets! You know you wanna play!

The World is Right: Football is Back

The stars have aligned, and all is right with the world: football is back. Professional football has returned for another season and fans everywhere rejoice with chicken wings and cold beers. At least, they do at Native.

Have you tried the new breakfast themed items yet? fishbowl-football-promoIf not, what better time to try one than at kickoff of a football game? Some of our restaurants even open early so you won’t have to miss a single play, so there’s really no excuse for you not to catch your game at Native. (Check out our website or your Native’s Facebook page for more details on location specific hours of operation!)

Of course, we couldn’t let Football Season start up without a fun little quest for y’all. We have a new game on our mobile app, a Scratch, Match, and Win Game. Players can win all sorts of prizes, including extra points, free mocktails or sodas, or even tickets to an Arizona Cardinals Game or a big screen TV! The best of all is that we have a sweepstakes to win a trip to 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida! winner1bIt’s simple to play:

  1. Download the Native Loyalty App.
  2. Scan your receipt.
  3. Play the Scratch, Match, and Win Game for a chance to win a trip to the Pro Bowl and other great prizes!

The first winner of our first Cardinals tickets is Anthony C. from our Avondale location in Arizona! He got two tickets to the game last Sunday, and that could be you! All you’ve got to do is play the game on our app.

Not that we’re bragging or anything, but we are very excited to launch our NEW Online Ordering. Yup. You can now order your wings from the comfort of your bed or your couch or even your car on the way to the party you forgot about. We’ve got your backs, people!

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So to recap, you can order all of our breakfast-inspired items online from your phone or computer, and then scan your receipt to be entered to win a trip to the Pro Bowl or to a Cardinals game. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal! See ya at Native!

New Menu Introductions

It’s time for a new menu, and with that comes some brand new items! We’ve got a little bit of everything, including fried eggs, adult grilled cheese, alcoholic coffee, and a sandwich with a very familiar tune… Are you ready for this? Introducing our newest menu items, coming to you live on Monday, September 5th!

Arizona Burger

Arizona Burger
Goin’ back to our AZ roots!  This burger is piled high with fresh jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, avocado, and our honey chipotle wing sauce.

Hangover Burger

Hangover Burger
Because everything tastes better with breakfast on it. Applewood smoked bacon, hash browns, fried egg, avocado, lettuce, and pepper jack cheese.

Mushroom Burger NEW RECIPE!

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Brimming with crimini mushrooms sautéed in red wine, caramelized onions, lettuce, and mozzarella cheese. Holy mouthwatering, Batman.

Chicken Fried Chicken Sliders

Chicken Fried Chicken Sliders
So simple and so good! Three crispy chicken sliders paired up with lettuce, pickles, and mayo.

Chicken Parm

Chicken Parm

… you taste so good. Tender, battered chicken nestled into a hoagie and smothered in mozzarella, parmesan, marinara sauce, and fresh basil.

Five Cheese Grill

5 Cheese Grill

This adult grilled cheese comes chock full of cheddar, havarti, mozzarella, and Swiss cheese, all on parmesan-encrusted sourdough bread. Together with fresh tomato slices, basil, applewood smoked bacon, and our salt and pepper dry rub, this definitely ain’t your mama’s grilled cheese.

Philly Steak NEW RECIPE!

The Philly
Thinly sliced rib-eye steak grilled with onions, green bell peppers, and red wine mushrooms. Topped with our signature queso and mayonnaise.

Sunrise Pizza

Sunrise Pizza
Gooood morning, everyone! Cheddar jack, medium wing sauce, green peppers, onions, ham, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and fried egg.

Morning Cup

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Best part of wakin’ up is alcohol in your cup. Cold brew coffee, Captain Morgan, White Creme da Cacao, milk, and simple syrup.

Chicken N’ Waffles Dry Rub

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All the sweet without the sticky.

Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potato waffle fries, tossed with our NEW Chicken N’ Waffles Dry Rub.

And introducing the winner’s of our Final Cut: Native competition, recently recognized in Restaurant Business Magazine, thank you very much!

Southwest Chicken Stack

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The ultimate Native edition – this baby has two of our classic wing flavors! With two chicken tenderloins grilled in our ancho chile lime dry rub, Robert’s sandwich is stacked high with Anaheim peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and our honey chipotle wing sauce.

The American

The American
This colorful drink is all about the red, white, and blue ingredients! Angela’s creation consists of Patron Silver Tequila, Blue Curacao, cranberry juice, and Sprite. Garnished with a sugared rim and a lime wedge.

NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY!

Some people love scaring friends on Halloween. Some people love carrying around life-size teddy bears on Valentine’s Day. But there are some people who love eating chicken wings on National Chicken Wing Day, and those are our kind of peeps! Miah Saucy SelfieThis year, our favorite holiday falls on Friday, July 29th, and we’re going to offer you a way to WIN FREE CHICKEN WINGS. FOR A YEAR. Interested? Thought so. Read on, fellow wing noshers. You’re gonna like this.

So here’s how this works. You come in on Friday, July 29th for all of your favorite wings, and all you have to do is take a picture with your wings and tag it as your #NativeSaucySelfie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And that’s it! We’ll pick a winner on Monday, Couple Saucy SelfieAugust 1st, and that winner will receive FREE Native chicken wings for a year!

Think you can manage all that? Of course you can! Grab some friends and take a group selfie, though we won’t help to referee who gets the free wings if you win! See you next Friday!

 

3 Coolest Things About Our New Website

New Website Main Page

Say whhaat?? New website? Check yes, we launched a brand new website and we are really excited. Not just our techie people, like, everyone is excited. There are plenty of cool things about our new website that we’d like to share, but why ruin all the surprise? We’ll just give you the Top 3, and then you go check out the rest for yourself. Deal?

Cool Thing #3

New Website Social Media

The New Look. It’s not like we would make a new site that looks exactly the same! This new site has a brand new design incorporating more of our brand staples, including barn wood, our signature red, and of course, pictures of our award-winning wings!

Cool Thing #2

New Website Franchise Site

Our New Franchisee Site has the newest information that you’ll need if you want to own your own Native Grill & Wings restaurant. All of our Franchisees receive support and training to be successful, but we’ll let you go off and read about on your own.

 

Cool Thing #1

NG&W Coming SoonIt’s coming. Online Ordering. In the coming months, we will have the ability to offer our guests online ordering through the website and through our mobile app. Keep an eye here and on our social media for more updates about when that will be available!

So, we’ve got some pretty cool stuff going on, and it’s only getting better. It may be the first days of summer, but we’re just getting warmed up. Who in Oklahoma, Idaho, and Massachusetts is ready for some wings? We’ll be open in those states, as well as a few more restaurants in Arizona, by the end of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Well, here we are again. Desperately longing for the days of 80 degrees, as we watch our car thermometers hop up into painfully high temperatures. Or even worse, they still are high 70s with 70% humidity. Because we all wanted to look like extras in a Broadway production of the Lion King…

As we attempt to combat either sticky hot or just burning hot, you’re probably looking for options to help stay cool, and we’re more than happy to help suggest our Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer for you.

1.Tropical Screwdriver

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The Tropical Screwdriver is fresh and invigorating! It’s a fruity concoction of Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, and the best part, it’s topped off with Red Bull Yellow Edition (Tropical). Between the sweet citrus juices and the pop of the Red Bull, this drink is perfect for summer. Plus the cool coloring doesn’t hurt either!  If you’re looking for a something sweet and simple, this is definitely your drink.

 

 

2. Strawberry Smash

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Next up is the Strawberry Smash. A rum-tastically sweet concoction made with fresh strawberries, this drink is a reminder that the rum is never gone! Strawberry Smash is a mix of Bacardi Superior Rum, fresh strawberries, pink lemonade, and a splash of Sprite.  With a little bit of fizz and a whole lot of strawberry flavor, you’ll be cool as can be with the Strawberry Smash. Just check with friends for strawberry seeds in your teeth.

 

3.WWCD

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The Native Grill & Wings Mystery: What the heck does WWCD stand for?  If you want to know, you’ll have to pay serious attention. The WWCD is a winner in every sense of the word. It’s made with Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Peach Schnapps, Sweet 7 Sour, and a splash of Coke. Psh. And they say that you can’t win ’em all! Here’s hoping you’ll pay attention and figure out what WWCD stands for….

 

 

4. Forbidden Fruit

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The Evil Queen’s apples may have been forbidden (thanks for the heads up, Snow White!), but this is a Forbidden Fruit that you’re gonna want to try anyway. This drink is a sinfully sweet winner. It’s a mix of Crown Royal Regal Apple, Sweet & Sour, and a splash of grenadine. With a strong apple flavor, this drink’s vibrant red color makes it an eye-catching addition to your table of chicken wings. Your friends will want you to share, but you don’t have to. We said so.

 

5. Blackberry Peach White Sangria

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Blackberry Peach White Sangria is a Native classic. It’s fruity and refreshing, making it a perfect solution to the red hot summer you’re suffering through. A mix of Pinot Grigio, Peach Schnapps, pinapple, cranberry, blackberry, and Sprite, this sangria is perfect for your dinner or happy hour outing.  And if that didn’t do it for you, it’s also available as a Red Sangria, swapping the Pinot Grigio for Cabernet. Who’s ready?

 

 

Just a couple of ideas for you, and if you’re tired of all of the heat/humidity/sweat, pop on in to Native to try some of our Specialty Drinks. But shower first. Please and thank you.

We Are Thrilled to Present…

Final Cut: Native 2016

Final Cut: Native is our employee-driven contest, where we asked all of our employees to send in recipes for new burgers, sandwiches, and Specialty Drinks and Final Cut Native CV Logowe are very excited to announce that our Final Cut: Native finalists have been chosen and the cook off is set for Monday evening! We have 6 total finalists, 3 with drink recipes, 2 with sandwich recipes and 1 with a burger recipe for us to try! We’ll be hosting several Arizona food bloggers and news reporters as guest judges, and there will be one Specialty Drink winner and one Burger/Sandwich winner chosen. The two winners will have their creations featured on the Native Grill & Wings menu at all of our locations nationwide! We’ll post photos and updates on our social media, so be sure to check it out. It all goes down Monday night!

We have a winnerOur “Win a Cave” promotion winner has been decided! Joseph B. of San Antonio, TX is the lucky winner of a Cave of his choice, valued at $4,000! He was so excited to have won, and we’re looking forward to seeing the photos of his cave!

Stick around for more contests, updates, and exciting things going on at Native as we expand nation-wide!