Hickory Tavern Brings Back Free Chips & Queso the Day After Panthers Wins in Hopes of Changing the Team’s – and Its Fans – Early Luck This Year

The Region’s Undisputed Favorite Sports Bar Is the Perfect Spot for Watch Parties on ALL Gamedays

Hickory Tavern Brings Back Free Chips & Queso the Day After Panthers Wins in Hopes of Changing the Team's - and Its Fans - Early Luck This YearCharlotte, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hickory Tavern®, the casually social neighborhood restaurant acclaimed for its sports passion and the brand whose Carolina Panthers-themed Victory Potion, Clipped Wings and The Dab Burger carried its hometown team – and its fans – all the way to the Big Game last year, is bringing back a guest favorite and hoping to change the luck of the team with a little free food.

As it did after every win last year in the Panthers championship game run, Hickory Tavern is reviving its “Panthers Win, You Score” initiative. The day after every Panthers victory, any guest who mentions the win will get free Chips & Queso between 4 pm and 10 pm.

Of course, watch parties for all of the games, from college to pro almost every day of the week, at Hickory Tavern is the biggest no-brainer in the history of sports. Once named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America, Hickory Tavern recently received even more nods as one of the best sports bars in Charlotte by Forbes Travel Guide, Thrillist, Foursquare and Wheretraveler.

“We know you’ll be at Hickory Tavern on Gameday because we’ve created the best watching environment for sports but we’re also a little superstitious and decided to revive our free Chips & Queso after wins in order to get back to last year’s winning ways,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “Hickory Tavern is without a doubt the best venue for watching football and we hope this gesture on our part is the shot in the arm our beloved Panthers need.”

Since opening its first restaurant in Charlotte almost 20 years ago, Hickory Tavern has become the neighborhood restaurant destination for the entire family. Hickory Tavern’s sports a unique brand of polished casual features a lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and approximately 70 TVs throughout the restaurant, bar and patio.

About Hickory Tavern

Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 24 restaurants in 13 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and Rock Hill, SC and well as opening in Hilton Head and Cary, NC this year.

Derek Farley