London's Orange Buffalo food truck opening brick-and-mortar unit

The Orange Buffalo, having gained a following in London's food truck scene for its New York-style buffalo chicken wings coated with homemade sauce, will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in East London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on October 11, 2017. 

The Orange Buffalo restaurant will open Oct. 11.

The Orange Buffalo, which has a permanent food truck in The Old Truman Brewery — Ely's Yard — just off Brick Lane, also plans to announce its first London-based franchisee in the near future, in collaboration with Franchise Growth & Development.

Mike So and Nick White launched The Orange Buffalo after a road trip to the U.S. which exposed them to American "dive" bars. They decided to bring New York's sour, spicy, crispy buffalo wings with creamy, salty blue cheese dip to the U.K. They developed their own flavor for the sauce, which won them their first wingfest in London.

So and White will be serving their wings with their range of six sauces in varying degrees of spicy; from their "Original" tangy sauce made with Dutch chillies; to "Woof Woof" made with Scotch Bonnets, Dutch chillies and a hint of Naga; as well as the "Snake-In A Basket" – a sort of Russian Roulette of Original or Woof Woof wings, including one loaded with a "Viper" – their spiciest sauce made with Scotch Bonnets, Naga and chilli extract that is often served with an "anti-venom" (a "Mini Milk" ice cream).

All wings can be ordered with a selection of sides: curly fries, onion rings or deep-fried pickles, plus more.

The menu will have some new additions, specially made for Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, such as the "The Bloody Veggie" burger made with roasted beetroot, chestnut mushroom, brown rice, adzuki beans and almond patty, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, blue cheese dressing and pickle.

The kitchen will be open Monday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Orange Buffalo.)


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