The Buffalo wing was invented by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964 (54 years old? I know math, I swear). It grew in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1977, July 29th became National Chicken Wing Day. Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1982 and Hooters’ (Bazinga!) World Famous Wings came into existence in 1983.