The deal to sell WesWings has fallen through. Apparently, the vegan buyers feel they can feed more Wesleyan students in Brooklyn. Plus it turns out that it costs a lot more than we thought to retire early even with the life expectancy for someone who’s been eating at WesWings for over 20 years.
We do appreciate all the well wishes we received today. (really? soybean cookie dough didn’t give it away) We can now look forward to many years in the basement of 156 High St., frying wings and livin’ the dream.
By now most have you have heard the rumor that WesWings was being sold. It’s hard to keep a secret in the age of Facebook, twitter and Karen. It has not been an easy decision for us. For over 20 years, we have enjoyed meeting the thousands of students and frying their food. We both realized that it was time to move on. Working nights can be tiring and the winter break is too long.
The new owners have promised to keep the name and the decor, but as vegans, plan to make several changes to the menu. They tell us that their locally sourced soybean cookie dough is quite good. (so at least you can still get your cookie dough fix)
As for us, fortunately the money we’ve sold WesWings for combined with what we’ve charged for mozzarella sticks over the years, will allow us to retire quite comfortably.