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!

native5offOnline Ordering is Now Available!

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!

MushroomBurger

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

White Sangria

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!

 

10 Tips for Watching the Next Round of March Basketball

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Last week, the men’s college basketball tournament began, and pretty much everyone’s bracket has been affected by some sort of nuclear blast. Such is the life, with 6 upsets on Thursday alone, including two 12 over 5 seed upsets. If your bracket is still perfect, you are probably a wizard, because less than 6 brackets are still perfect at this point. Let’s hope you didn’t put too much money on your overall pick…

Now the Sweet 16 begins, and here are 10 tips for watching the next round of play:

  1. Remember that chicken wings will never get upset by a lesser team and break your heart. Just sayin’.
  2. Watching games that don’t include your team can help you decompress. Root for an underdog while you calm down with a beer.
  3. If you’re a pacer (no pun intended, IU fans!) or a shrieker, just be sure that no one is too close before you break glass.
  4. Don’t go hungry. Count all the dunks you see in one game and order that many chicken wings. You’ll thank us later.
  5. If your team is done, check out one of the Top 10 Players to Watch that are still in the running for some extra excitement:
    1. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (Thurs)
    2. Grayson Allen, Duke (Thurs)
    3. Josh Hart, Villanova (Thurs)
    4. Diamond Stone, Maryland vs. Perry Ellis, Kansas (Thurs)
    5. Brice Johnson, North Carolina vs. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (Fri)
    6. Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga (Fri)
  6. Despite complaints from friends, channel hopping is a good choice. With so many games back to back, you have to!
  7. Stick with your superstitions. If wearing your team’s jersey to bed for a week before the game helps them win, by all means, continue doing this. (Just pick a different one before you go out in public. We all thank you.)
  8. You don’t have to be in the arena to join in the cheers. Some of them are really catchy. Plus it’s fun.
  9. Shred your brackets. Seriously. Kentucky and Michigan State, two of the highest seeded teams, are gone this early, and all of the No.1 seeds are still in, but not all of them are favored. Basically, no bracket could have predicted this, so don’t even look at yours anymore.
  10. Don’t show up at a friend’s house to watch the games empty handed. Order Native to go and everyone will thank you… on a commercial break.

No matter who your team is, we’ve got great specials on 22oz Miller Lite and Coors Light for you, plus our weekly wing specials. But even if your team is done, you can still come in and watch some spring baseball with a cold beer.  A wise man once said “I love the madness… except when it’s my team!” We feel you, bro.

Goodbye Football, Hello Basketball!

At Native Grill & Wings, we watch ALL the sports! Though some of us get to watch from the stands, and not our TVs.  Morgan Smuda won a trip to San Francisco to see her Denver Broncos play for the National Championship.

Morgan and her Ticket
The Smudas and their “ticket” presented by Native Grill & Wings

Morgan entered our contest on the Native Loyalty App, and was shocked to the point of disbelief when she received the call that she’d won. She didn’t believe us at first, and called the restaurant, certain that she would find someone was playing a trick on her. Instead, this diehard Broncos fan got the trip of a lifetime to see her team defeat the Panthers for ultimate football glory. We hooked her and her husband up with airplane tickets to San Francisco, a sweet hotel room, and of course tickets to the game, plus a whole lot more. The Smudas even got to enjoy a VIP Tailgate before the game. Yeah, we’re that awesome. Jealous? We don’t blame you.

 

Attention all NCAA obsessed wing eaters! If you’re a bracket-filler-outer, we’ve got Win a Cavesomething you’ll want to hear. See? Read? Whatever. We’re going to reward you for watching the tournament and filling out a bracket. Yup. All you have to do is fill out a bracket on our website once the teams are announced and you’re entered to win a Cave! You can make a Hoosier Cave, a Blue Devil Cave, a Wildcat Cave, a Pinterest Cave, or any Cave you like. We’d suggest checking with others in your house before going the bat cave route, though. Just a thought…

So here’s how it works: the more games you guess right, the more points you get, and the player with the most points will win. You’ll have to have downloaded our Loyalty App, of course, in order to win. But you already have that…. riiight?

And there’s more! We’ll have specials on 22oz drafts of Coors Light and Miller Lite from March 1st all the way through the end of May to include Spring Training. That way, even if your team’s home games are sold out, you get a discount on beer to watch them in your favorites air conditioned Native. Win- win.