Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Idaho Falls Winger's to close Saturday

An all too familiar sight? Winger's in Idaho Falls will be closing.
We confirmation today that after 14 years in Idaho Falls, and barring any intervention from the parent company, Winger's on Hitt Road will be closing Saturday.

Before you say anything, ask yourself when was the last time you ate there. As much as I liked their wings, I think my last foray was with Marty Trillhaase, the Post Register's former editorial page editor who left the newsroom for Lewiston in 2009. ("I'm heartbroken," he said, when I called him to break the news. "That was my favorite restaurant in town. What's left? The Sandpiper?")

Manager Melvin Davis said declining business and rising food costs are the reason the restaurant is closing. "It's possible that corporate could pick us up, but I don't know," he said.

The Winger's brand is owned by the Slaymaker Group of Salt Lake City. The Idaho Falls location was a franchise operation.

As a footnote, I find this link interesting -- http://wingersidahofalls.blogspot.com/ -- a blog that began on Jan. 4 this year with two posts and posted for the last time 10 days later. In April, it became certified gluten free, according to its Facebook page.

All that's left is whether I want to have a "Last Supper" there Friday night. If I do, I will be sure to Instagram a picture of my messy fingers.