In 2020, a man best described as the hero we deserve and the one we need went viral after he fought for an incredibly admirable cause while speaking at a city council meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska.
During his allotted time, Andrew Christensen made a fairly impassioned plea to address an issue the world has turned a blind eye to for far too long: the fact that we allowed restaurants to refer to boneless wings as “wings” despite the objective fact that they’re just glorified chicken nuggets.
I’m certainly not trying to engage in “food shaming” or cast judgment upon people who enjoy boneless wings; if you prefer them to the traditional bone-in alternative, no one should stop you from doing you.
With that said, I think it’s incredibly fair to take issue with the sheer disregard for basic avian anatomy that has led to society deciding it’s fine to refer to something that is decidedly not a chicken wing as precisely that.
I can’t say the issue bothers me enough to consider taking legal action against proprietors who are complicit in perpetuating that Big Lie—although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a fair amount of respect for the man who opted to do exactly that.
According to Fox5, Chicago resident Aimen Halim recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois accusing Buffalo Wild Wings and its parent company of engaging in false advertising for marketing boneless wings as “wings” as opposed to “slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like wings.”
BWW has offered boneless wings on its menu since 2003, and Halim went as far as to claim he suffered ” financial injury” due to the “false and deceptive conduct” he asserts B-Dubs is guilty of engaging him.
You could certainly write the lawsuit off as frivolous, but I can’t hate on Halim for fighting the good fight.