Meet the Owner of the Best Wings in Phoenix
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This month, we thought it would be fun to give you a little behind-the-scenes look into the world of AZ Famous Wings, the maker of the Best Wings in Phoenix. What better way to get to know a business than to get to know its owner. Long Wongs AZ Famous Wings has been owned and operated for the last 11 years by Victor Flores. Let’s get to know Victor!
What is your favorite food on the menu?
Why is it your favorite?
The way the chicken is prepared…you get a crispy wing that comes out just right. Then, when you add the sauce they just go together. The first bite just explodes in your mouth. Honey melts on your taste buds because we use real honey! This is one of the main differences between our honey hot wings and others honey hot wings and why our wings are the best wings in Phoenix. We use only high quality (natural, pure, raw and unfiltered) honey and never frozen wings.
Is this your recipe or how did you come up with it?
This is my recipe. We kept getting requests for something with honey. So I took the hot sauce and added honey to it. It ended up being our #2 seller out of all of our sauces.
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs. A 3-year-old Boxer named Princess. I had always wanted a Boxer so 3 years ago I got her as a puppy. My second dog is an English Bulldog named Coco who I also brought home as a puppy one year ago. She is a “paper weight” and just lies down with no care in the world.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to go to Glamis for the Camp Razor. This is a big event for razors and sand rails which is held every Halloween. I also like going to local car shows, watch movies and relax at night after work.
How did you get into business
I came to AZ from CA in 1992. I had reached the lowest point in my life and was sleeping in my truck. I began selling corn in the Food City parking lot (I have always loved food) but the food inspector shut me down. I have always been somewhat of a “street fighter” and I have never given up. I went to work for Pepsi Co and worked hard and long hours and saved my money.
I made two investments in property which ended up being very profitable. I took that money I made on that investment and reinvested it in Long Wongs where I have now been making the best wings in Phoenix for 11 years. Bottom line, if you work hard and save your money the American dream can be a true story. It has been for me.
Thanks, Victor, for taking the time to share some history on Long Wongs AZ Famous Wings!