The humble chicken wing has been a crowd favorite for as long as football fans can remember. Best friends Corey Simmons and Ramone Dickerson of Columbia, S.C., love a good wing as much as the next guy, but saw a few problems with the traditional preparation.
"They're messy, they're small, and they don't have a whole lot of meat," Dickerson says in the above video. "So we figured, why don't we put the mess on the inside?"
"And to me, that's brilliant," Simmons says.
The friends got to work and created what they believe is the next hit food craze: the world's first-ever "stuffed chicken wing." Using a secret technique, they stuff savory fillings like jambalaya, mac and cheese, bacon and jalapeño into their signature chicken wings.
The creative pair caught the attention of OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and a show was born. The new series "Wingmen" will follow Simmons and Dickerson on their journey to start a "chicken wing revolution."
Simmons and Dickerson have been running their food truck, 2 Fat 2 Fly, for three years now. Their small-town business isn't paying the bills, but the men are determined to build their chicken wing empire.
"We thought we were going to be millionaires overnight with this idea," Simmons says. But the reality? "No. Not at all."
"Not even a little bit," Dickerson adds. "Not even close."
On the first episode of "Wingmen," Simmons and Dickerson will enter their stuffed chicken wings in Wingfest, an annual competition held in a wealthy beach town. It could provide that needed jolt of exposure for potential new investors – or they could crash and burn.
"Shortcomings aside, I think we can make it if we can just get our crazy in order," Simmons says. "We're going to make this dream come true together."
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