That's what ESPN's Monday Night Football crew did when they attempted to insert "true Buffalo flavor" with a pre-game wing-related segment. Applebee's was a sponsor of the pre-game show.
For what it's worth, the Monday Night Football Countdown team did try some local food during their visit. Mrs. Charlie the Butcher said the on-air personalities tried Charlie the Butcher's beef on weck off air, prior to their live show and said they loved it.
Twitter was not happy.
— Todd S Blackley Jr (@tsbjr33) October 30, 2018
— EJ (@ejtowne) October 30, 2018
Cant stop loling. "Hey lets go to Buffalo and feature wings"
*Gets friggen Applebees
Thats like going to Philly and getting a Cheesesteak at Subway
Like going to Chicago and getting Pizza Hut
Lol what the fak pic.twitter.com/m6obcC41Kb
— Rob Banks (@RobBanks_radio) October 30, 2018
Whoever made the @NFL_MNF crew eat Applebee’s boneless wings in buffalo should be fired right now. About 974846 thousand places and you get them applebees.... smh. you had 1 job! @buffalobills took a L before the game even started
— Tyler Casillo (@TylerCasillo) October 30, 2018
Hope the @NFL learned a lesson about having the @buffalobills on primetime. QB issues+no offense+ a clueless coaching staff=an easy @Patriots win. Then the #MNF crew ate @Applebees boneless wings IN BUFFALO! #Buffalo fans expected the loss but Applebees, that hurt. #NEvsBUF
— THROATKICK (@champmast13) October 30, 2018
This wasn't the only chicken-wing related gaffe to anger Buffalonians in recent years.
Frank's RedHot once tweeted: "Buffalo wings + Ranch = two peas in a pod."
And Alton Brown once said, "If you want great Buffalo chicken wings, don't go to frickin' Buffalo."