I recently came across an article about a new restaurant in California (or was it Colorado?) with wings so spicy that you needed to sign a waiver. The media was making a big deal about it, but New Jersey did it first. I’m sure the wings are wonderful at this trendy new West Coast restaurant, but no one does spicy quite like Cluck-U Chicken.
Cluck-U got its start in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1985. A local college student decided that his campus could use more dining options; he created a unique mix of recipes and sauces that caught on quickly. Several years later, the chain expanded to Maryland and there are currently over 20 locations in the U.S., along with several international eateries. The Hoboken location is pictured.
Most famous for their wings, Cluck-U has sold over a billion "Buffalo Wingers" over the years. They also offer burgers, bbq ribs, appetizers, sides, salads, shrimp and some delicious desserts. Options vary by location, but there is something for everyone.
There are several sauce varieties, ranging from mild to mouth-destroying. I mean... spicy. If you order the 911 wings, you'll need to sign a waiver. I've had them before (licked one once) and I absolutely understand why. They're a perfect option if you're looking to burn off your tastebuds. Perhaps my tongue just isn't tough enough, I'm more of a mild bbq kind of girl.
If you're brave enough, give the 911 wings a try. If you're a masochist, try the 911 Challenge. Contact individual locations for details.
The wings at Cluck-U were recently ranked the 5th hottest in America, and they were the first restaurant (on record) to require a waiver. The waiver is required to participate in the challenge, order the wings and even buy the sauce (which is available by the bottle, along with other sauce flavors). For more delicious chicken wings in the Garden State (both spicy and mild), see my previous post:
These 19 Restaurants Serve The Best Wings In New Jersey. For other food challenges, check out: 9 Restaurants In New Jersey Where Your Meal Is Free If You Can Eat It All.