• Lillie Burke

Belmont to turn Circle K into new hot chicken restaurant

After purchasing the Circle K on Belmont Boulevard, Belmont announced Monday it will be turning it into a new on-campus restaurant named Rick Byrd’s 800 Win(g)s.

The idea for the restaurant came from Belmont Athletic Director Scott Corley, who wanted to combine local icons, Nashville hot chicken and basketball head coach Rick Byrd, according to a press release.

The restaurant will open in January, and students will be able to use declining points to purchase meals such as “The Dylan Wingler” or the “Kevin McCluck.” An exclusive sauce named after Windler’s 18 double-doubles in 2019 will also be available named “Dylan’s double-double dipping sauce.”

“We are beyond excited to dedicate this new dining hall to the legacy of Coach Byrd,” said university President Dr. Robert Fisher. “What better way to celebrate the team’s historic season than with hot chicken?”

Head coach Rick Byrd expressed his excitement over the new dining hall.

“This dining hall announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve always wanted a restaurant with my name on it!”

In addition to the normal meal orders, Rick Byrd’s 800 Win(g)s will offer the 800 Win(g)s Challenge, where the Belmont basketball player of your choice will shoot 800 boneless wings into your mouth for the low price of $20.


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