The Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Owner Stefano Bronzati prepares to cut the ribbon celebrating the opening of Winger's Express at 1215 Parkway Drive on Thursday. Joining him are members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce board of directors, manager Wade Blake (with the ribbon at the left) and employees of the restaurant.
Owner Stefano Bronzati welcomed members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce board of directors to Winger's Express on Thursday.
"The Cruz brothers did a good job," Bronzati said of the local construction company which rebuilt the interior of the former Original Winger's store at 1215 Parkway Drive.
"This is much more comfortable than before," he said of the changed interior. The construction workers took down part of the walls that had separated the dining area from a bar area.
"We kept the winners," Bronzati said of the menu from Winger's. The Blackfoot location is the first Winger's Express, which features a scaled-down menu and the more open look.
In December of last year the national newspaper USA Today listed Winger's wings as the best in the nation. They are one of the winners on the Winger's Express menu. So, too, is its famous sauce which is available locally and online.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.