Dear Boston Pizza*

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

I saw your commercial this weekend. Congratulations on your new all meat wings. Because isn’t meat the whole point of wings? Or something.

All meat wings, then, are simply breast meat beat into a “wing” shape (in and of itself rather bizarre if you ask me). So these wings are actually chicken breast (which is white meat) instead of the brown meat of a real chicken wing, do I have it right?

Stupid question Boston Pizza, why not simply put chicken nuggets on your menu?

Oh, yeah! I see, you have no nuggets because you have all meat “wings”.  Well, that makes perfect sense.

Absurdly,

Me

* A sports bar, Canadian I think, so why Boston? Who knows. Maybe for the same reason they have all meat chicken “wings”.

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. pinklea says:

    All very good questions. And just so you know, last year when the Boston Bruins were (out)playing the Vancouver Canucks for the Stanley Cup, all the Boston Pizza locations around Vancouver changed their name temporarily to Vancouver Pizza. ( Not sure if that has anything to do with the all meat chicken “wings”, though. )

  2. lime says:

    then again i wouldn’t go to boston for pizza anyway. beans, yes. seafood, yes.pizza, not so much.

  3. geogypsy2u says:

    All compressed meat. Yuck and no thanks. Take me to Chicago for pizza.

  4. Suldog says:

    As a Boston native, I have to agree with Lime. Great pizza places are few and far between here.

    (I love one called The Pleasant Cafe, but I suppose that’s beside the point.)

    If they really wanted to name themselves after great pizza cities, New York would have been the way to go.

    (As a Bostonian, it pains me to praise New York, but it’s true.)

  5. geewits says:

    Boston Pizza? There is a chain here called Boston Market and they are owned by the McDonalds people. I wonder if McDonalds owns the Boston Pizza. If so, then it would all make sense. Fake wings, fake ribs, fake burgers…..but I think their fries are actually potato-based.
    (and thank you!)

  6. Morning
    After reading your write-up, we just wanted to reach out and let you know that we always appreciate the feedback. I work on the marketing team at Boston Pizza International and wanted to send along a quick note to answer any questions and provide some feedback

    With the overwhelming use of social media these days, it gives us a great opportunity to receive feedback (good or bad) in new forums like this. As with any feedback, please know that it is shared with the larger team.

    With regards to our All Meat Wings, yes, they’re a new product that are now available nationwide. Along with several new sauces and flavours, these are an alternative to those Guests who don’t wish to have our traditional wings, but are still looking for a great chicken appetizer in a variety of ways (from extra spicy hot sauce to non-traditional dry rubs). Of course, we still do offer traditional chicken fingers too.

    As for the history of the company, yes, we’ve received a few questions about this one over the years. The restaurant started out in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964 when Greek immigrant, Gus Agioritis, opened the Boston Pizza & Spaghetti House. After owning several locations, Jim Treliving and George Melville purchased the chain in 1983 and together, they’ve grown the franchise into what it is today. With over 340 locations in Canada, we’re officialy Canada’s #1 casual dining restaurant with two concepts under one roof (a family friendly dining room & sports bar).

    To one of the follow up comments, yes, people often ask “why Boston?”. To answer, the Agioritis family were big fans of the success & history of the city of Boston. Great teams & great food. It was “the big leagues”. To find out more info about our history, please visit http://www.bostonpizza.com/assets/mediacentre/documents/pdf/Boston_Pizza_-_Company_History.pdf

    As for the hockey programs, last year when Montreal & Vancouver lined up against Boston in the playoffs, we renamed our restaurants accordingly. We’ll admit that as much as our history connects us to the city of Boston, we’re passionate hockey fans and will do just about anything to help cheer on the home Canadian team.

    Once again, we thank you for sharing the feedback. Ultimately, it’s comments like this that helps us shape the development of future programs. We’re huge supporters of the online open dialogue. Of course, if you ever have any questions or wish to chat about things further, please don’t hesitate to email us (campbelld@bostonpizza.com) and we’d be happy to chat.

    Thanks,

    Drew

  7. mrwriteon says:

    Wow, you tweaked BP itself. I’ve never had such a thing happen no matter how rude I’ve been about certain companies. Anyway, I prefer Pizza Hut to BP — sorry BP guy.

    • Jazz says:

      You do? I hate Pizza Hut. Not that I’ve ever had Pizza at BP. My pizza place is Marc’s kitchen, right off our dining room, where I get to hand him the toppings. My boy makes a mean pizza.

  8. geewits says:

    Well that was retarded. They didn’t even explain what “all meat” meant when that was the whole purpose of the post. Boooooooo Boston Pizza!

  9. […] May 15, 2012 in Uncategorized 0 Other than Suldog’s  (a real Bostonian) comment  on my previous post, that Boston was NOT the place for good pizza, I received this comment from Drew, on behalf of […]

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