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Wing Ding Dong, a new concept from Baileys' Restaurants, opens today in downtown St. Louis

Starting today, Friday, Sept. 11, a new contender has entered the local chicken wing and sandwich arena. The newest concept from Baileys' Restaurants (Rooster, Bailey's Range, Bailey’s Chocolate Bar), Wing Ding Dong is a ghost kitchen that offers carryout and delivery out of the downtown St. Louis Bailey's Range location at 920 Olive St. 

For owner Dave Bailey, this new direction was an easy choice. “We make really awesome wings off our smoker,” he said. “Marinade, dry rub, smoked, never fried. They stand up on their own without any sauce. But sauces are available for those looking for more bite. “We’re sending out Alabama white with each order - it’s an extra kick of vinegar and horseradish,” he added. 

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On the other side of the menu, sandwiches are front and center. Multiple variations of chicken sandwich are available (crispy, spicy, smoked, et cetera); they’re served on Civil Life Brewing Co. brown beer buns. The spicy and crispy sandwiches come with Rooster’s signature mayo. “It’s like the perfect condiment,” Bailey said. “And it sings really well with the breading.” 

Fried tofu is available both as a sandwich and in a vegan salad. 

Rounding out the menu is a list of sides that includes house-made pickles from Baileys’ urban farm, mac and cheese, creamy slaw and tater tots. 

A carryout cocktail menu includes drinks like the habanero chili margarita, the strawberry-basil boozy lemonade and various spiked iced teas. “Everything you can get at Range, you can get delivered through Wing Ding Dong,” Bailed explained. “We’ve got them in 20-ounce and half-gallon form.”  

The restaurant will be open from noon to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Customers can order at