Little Caesar's Pizza - Caesar Wings

50813 Valley Plaza Dr
St Clairsville, OH 43950
(740) 695-1858

Hot n Ready isn't just for pizza anymore.  Little Caesar's now offers wings in eight different varieties.  And they're available just as easily as walking in, forking over $5 and walking out. Just like their pizza.  I personally like Little Caesar's Pizza.  It's not just convenient...it's actually good.  And what a value at $5 each.  (Now $6)  You can't beat that.  Good, Fast AND Cheap is an unbelievably rare thing in this world...particularly in food service.  The question becomes...can Caesar Wings maintain the triad set forth by the pizza????

The short answer: no.  Not at all.  The long answer goes something like this.

The wings at Little Caesar's are, in fact, hot and ready.  They're prepared ahead of time and kept hot right along side the pizzas in little plastic bowls with lids. When you order you'll get your choice of at least 8 different varieties.  There are eight options listed...but when I asked for "Buffalo" I was asked if I wanted that buffalo hot or regular.  So, it looks like there are two varieties of Buffalo Sauce available.  Either that, or there was a serious possibility that the girl simply had no idea what she was talking about. I opted for the "hot" buffalo.  

The wings are then removed from the glass heating case, your choice of sauce is added to the plastic bowl and then tossed in sauce. I also learned from my quick interaction at the counter that all of the wings start out as "Oven Roasted," one of the eight varieties.  Looks like oven roasted is a mixture of simple spices.  And that also points out another very important point.  Caesar Wings are baked...not fried.  Like so many other pizza places that add wings to the menu...Little Caesar's is baking the wings in the same oven as their pizzas.  A money saving measure for the restaurant...but not the ideal way to cook up crispy wings!

The wings were small.  The wings were soggy...but thankfully not slimy.  The "hot" buffalo sauce was not spicy at all.  The sauce was also pretty thin and runny.  It didn't cling well to the wings and puddled in the bottom of the container.  

The upside is limited.  The meat was tender and juicy, there's just not much of it.  And, of course, the convenience factor.  

Still...five bucks for eight really small wings just doesn't cut it. Ten wings for five bucks would make more sense.

UPDATE: Little Caesar's is now (as of March 2013) charging 6 bucks per 8 wings.  Terrible idea.

Bottom Line:  I may try different flavors in the future.  But only because of the convenience factor.  I'm already there getting a pizza and wings are right there...hot n ready...calling to me.  But generally speaking...unless you really need a wing fix...skip the Caesar Wings.  

22 comments:

  1. I love Little Caesars wings because they are small. Large wings are from older birds are usually tough and dry. I don't like deep fryed wings because 99 percent of the time they are overcooked and dryed out. I order Little Caesars plain. I love the simple tastey seasoning and the fact that they are tender and moist. Often I get 8 drummets all. typically you get 4 drums and 4 second joint wing. Very filling with a couple of slices of pizza. And the other conmplaint I have with deep fried is most often the old is old and not hot enough and it makes the wings taste terrible. By fast baking you don't have that problem. The wings taste like chicken not rancid grease.

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  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    TOTALLY AGREE! More often than not, fried wings taste horrible! Baked is better hands down. Great job Little Caesars. Do agree there should be 10 per serving though.

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  3. Anonymous6:52 PM

    ya just had there wings today and love them so much better then bdubs!! and that's saying something lol

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  4. Well...to each his own. And with all due respect...i think you guys are crazy. Baked is never(rarely) better than fried. And certainly not in the case of Caesars Wings. On top of that, they just upped the price to 6 bucks per order. Not worth it at all!

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    1. I've been eating these wings for years. I am a wing guy and have tried many. The oven roasted wings are seasoned with garlic and other Greek and Italian spices along with cayenne hot sauce. Dipped in blue cheese, they are incredible. I have met people who don't particularly care for them, but whatever. I also care about my health and i don't eat fried food of any kind unless i fry it myself in extra virgin olive oil.

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  5. I love the crispiness of fried wings and a lot of people would agree. you can make them better by baking them longer and you should! these wings are way too soft.

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  6. Anonymous9:28 PM

    THE WINGS AT MY LOCAL CEASERS ARE DISGUSTING ,THE WORST THING IVE EVER TASTED IN MY LIFE,IT TASTE LIKE FEET MIXED WITH FECIES ,THEY EVEN SMELL DISGUSTING

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    1. Anonymous6:37 PM

      What the hell is wrong with the Feet and Feces (see spelling) Combo, that is one of the greatest combos EVER man!!! It's almost as good as Pizza and Beer!!!!

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  7. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Little ceasers wings are awesome and the best. Sincerely GOD. Now you wouldn't go against god now would you Mr. pessimistic wing hater reviewer

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  8. I've been wanting to try a very spicy chicken wings recipe but I can't really make one. Probably the chili that I've been using or the marinade must have some missing ingredients. I wish pizza apex NC have this chicken wings, I've been dying to test how much spicy food I can eat.

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    1. Ok dude if u want some spicy hot wings here you go. First you buy the wingettes/ drumettes all ingredients in this are found at walmart. When u get home get a gallon ziploc bag out and sprinkle some baking powder in it enough to very mighty coat the amount of wings u r making. While u r doing this start heating the oil to fry them in. Ok after they are lightly coated set them in the freezer for ten minutes laying in a single flat layer. The sauce is made of three different sauces mixed together. In a bowl mix 'Moore's buffalo wing sauce' one full 16oz bottle,"Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper sauce" 2 tbsp, then "Zaaschla Habanero Extra Hot Salad" 2tbsp of it. If u can't find the cayenne pepper sauce then u can substitute 2tbsp of powdered red cayenne pepper. mix all three ingredients in a skillet on low heat. Fry or bake your wings til thoroughly done. You want them to have a nice crisp to them. If fried, plate them on a paper towel and blot off any excess oil. After that take the wings and put them in the sauce skillet. Toss them around in the sauce til the wings are generously coated. Remove the wings from the skillet and put them on a plate. Serve with celery and carrot sticks, ranch dip, and or blue cheese dressing! If your looking for heat then this is your go to wing recipe! Enjoy!

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  9. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Little Caesars wings are awesome especially the garlic parmesan. mmm good my mouth is watering just thinking about them

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    1. geez, i hope you're kidding.

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  10. Anonymous3:34 PM

    i love little caesars wings as well...not a very big fan of fried food. I wish they would bake in spicyness though.

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  11. Anonymous2:49 AM

    I prefer pizza hut or dominos pizza and also papa Johns I rather save my money and cook my own

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  12. Head to Columbus and have Barley's Smokehouse wings. They're smoked & grilled.

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  13. Anonymous3:13 PM

    The difference between "hot" and "regular" is either 1 or 2 times the sauce. That's all there is to it, and probably why you had it pooled at the bottom.

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  14. These Caesar wings are a hit! I always try to imitate it but I think they really have this secret magic ingredient that makes it different from other wings sold in the market. The oven roasted ones are my family's favorite!

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  15. I love the Supreme Pizza for $8. I then go to Publix and get their 20 piece naked wings and make my own sauce. Yumo!

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  16. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Little ceasar's has some of the best wings ever i'm on my way up there on my bike!

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  17. Anonymous5:34 PM

    I tried my first batch of Caesar wings today. I haven't actually eaten a LC pizza in nearly twenty years. For the past few days I'm been pushing away a major craving for wings and pizza, and finally I craved. LC's sounded like a good deal. Hot'n'Ready pizza AND wings? Way to sync things up, random cravings! The pizza was pretty good. For five bucks it certainly fits the bill. However... everything the original reviewer said about LC wings is absolutely correct and I am in total agreement. Worst wings, even considering frozen "store brand" wings, I have ever had with the worst excuse for sauce imaginable. I would have been better off using a ketchup packet. I may order a LC pizza again when the craving and need for convenience arises, but I will never pay for their wings again. *Chris, in Maryland.*

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  18. Hi there—we can see your love for wings and would like to send you some free wings to try! I’d only ask that you share your honest feedback in return, both directly and across your traditional and social media platforms. If that sounds like something you’d be down for, feel free to shoot me an email at jazmine.reed@zenogroup.com.

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