Wing fans camp out for restaurant opening

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Jordan shows off his new shirt after completing the Blazin’ Challenge.

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  • Jordan McDaniel, 14, of Holden, endures the Blazin’ Challenge on Monday.

  • Jordan shows off his new shirt after completing the Blazin’ Challenge.

  • (From left) Kane Peterson, Paige Zillioxm and Kathleen Hunt enjoy a meal.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings opened for business Monday in Warrensburg.


 
Editor’s Note: This version corrects the spelling of Jordan McDaniel in a photo caption.
By BRANDON BOWMAN
Photo Editor
(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Campers started to show up around 1:45 p.m. Sunday for Monday’s opening of Buffalo Wild Wings in Warrensburg, located in one of the new commercial buildings on the south end of the Wal-Mart parking lot. The first 100 people would receive free wings for a year.
Shawn Dorrell, Buffalo Wild Wings general manager, said 80 people had shown up by 9 p.m. During the night, he said the store managers handed out boats (the little trays the wings are served on) and stickers to identify those who had been in line the longest. The winners can enjoy one snack size serving of wings each week.
Max Rodgers, a University of Central Missouri student, pole vaulter and ROTC cadet, said he was sitting at home playing video games when he got a call from a friend saying there were about 50 people waiting in line. So, he said he grabbed some cards, water, sleeping bag, speakers, a football and Frisbee and joined the line at 8;45 p.m. Sunday.
Max and a few other friends found a vacant parking space, backed a truck to that spot, dropped the tailgate and played cards through the night. He said most campers pulled an all-nighter but Max said he managed to get some sleep. By the time Max and his friends had left, they had spent 14 hours to earn a year of free wings.