First off, if you’ve never been to Buffalo Wild Wings, you need to add that to your bucket list immediately. What could be better than “Wings, beer, and sports”?! Second, if you’ve ever heard of their Blazin’ Challenge, you probably know how CRAZY it is, and if you haven’t…well, you’re about to find out.
Beginning in 1983 the first B-Dubs Restaurant was opened in Columbus, Ohio by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. Now, there’s at least one location in every single state…so no excuses if you haven’t tried it yet. They came up with the idea while in Kent, when they got together to judge an amateur figure skating event. Don’t ask how the two are related because I have zero ideas.
It started as Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, named after the Buffalo-style beef on weck sandwich. With the nickname BW-3, these two super cool dudes decided to change the name to Buffalo Wild Wings in 1998 for better franchising. By February of 2015, there were at least 1,070 locations across the United States. But more importantly: What’s the Blazin’ Challenge?!?
1. 12 wings. 6 minutes. Their hottest sauce.
Sounds fun right?!? Yeah, nope. I’ve had numerous friend become sick for days after attempting this challenge. I don’t recommend it for anyone who doesn’t normally eat spicy foods!
2. You’re timed by an employee.
Damn straight. You’re racing against time here.
3. All meat must be removed from the bone using only your mouth.
Pretty much the same thing, right?
4. The sauce is between 40-75 times hotter than Tabasco.
I don’t know about you, but my mouth burns after some Tabasco. Not about to have “Death by Hot Sauce” on my grave.
5. The sauce can supposedly wear away metal surfaces…yum.
They weren’t kidding when they put “keep away from children” on the label. This sauce can do some serious damage.
6. No drinks or other food items whatsoever can be consumed during the challenge.
You’re not putting out that fire.
7. Oh yeah, no napkins.
He woke up like that.
8. If you throw up…you’re disqualified.
To start, EW! But, hey, at least you quit while you were ahead.
9. You must agree to them taking your picture for their Blazin’ Wall.
Don’t be camera shy! It’s not like you just scarfed down twelve wings with no food, water, or napkins. Probably the best you’ve looked in ages.
10. Your reward is a T-shirt, and well, the satisfaction of completion.
Congrats, you did it! You’re an animal and we all worship you.
If you’re crazy enough to try this at home after reading this article, you can order the sauce on Amazon, or buy it at their many restaurant locations.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely not eating anything that involves me signing a waiver first. If you dare, sign away the next time you visit B-Dubs, and become a Blazin’ Survivor. Good luck!