Buffalo Bike Tours, John Young’s Mumbo Buffalo’s Original Chicken Wing (online July 2022)                      Public Art - Table of Contents

John Young, King of Wings mural
Jefferson at Carlton Avenues, Buffalo, NY - site of John Young’s first Wings N Things location.

  By James J. Cooper III   John Baker  Tyshawn D. Tyson


June 15, 2022 Photos



Site of John Young’s first Wings N Things location. It is a recreation of a mural originally by William Cooper and Dalton Easton that hung inside the shop




"For those not aware, Young is considered the 'other' originator of the chicken wing. His coveted 'mumbo wing sauce' was served up at his restaurant – Wings ‘n’ Things, on Jefferson – back in the day, but eventually his claim to fame fell into obscurity. That is, until Marc Moscato of Buffalo Bike Tours, decided that it was time to give the man the credit that he deserves, as the ‘King of the Wings.’ 

"Part of celebrating the legacy of John Young and his early-on chicken wing creation is the new aforementioned mural, which was made possible thanks to support from the community."

- Buffalo Rising (online July 2022)







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"In 1961, he opened a store located at Carlton and Jefferson, specializing in Blair Products, but soon focused exclusively on food. His first restaurant, Wings N’ Things, was started with his sister Dorothy Young and friend, Julius Blazer. Young moved to High Street and Jefferson Avenue, and became known for selling whole chicken wings dipped in mumbo sauce. In 1966, Young’s now-thriving business moved again to East Utica St and Jefferson, where he filed his business at the County Clerk’s office as John Young’s Wing N’ Things" - Buffalo Bike Tours, John Young’s Mumbo Buffalo’s Original Chicken Wing (online July 2022)








Photos and their arrangement © 2022 Chuck LaChiusa
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