Alaska Small Business Development Center

Wild Wings ‘N Things

Grand Opening in Fairbanks: Wild Wings ‘N Things

A long-awaited addition to the Fairbanks community opened its doors last week. Wild Wings ‘N Things owner, Saidou Sy, has spent the past three years diligently and eagerly working on his dream – becoming a business owner. With no hurdle too high, he tackled his business plan, financial model, and the details involved with opening a business successfully and the Fairbanks bureau is eagerly awaiting their newest dining option.

By bringing a new restaurant concept to his community, Saidou is opening not just Fairbank’s first wing restaurant, but a fun and inviting dining experience. With a menu that offers a variety of wing flavors and hotness levels, it also boasts of mouth-watering sides, sliders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and dessert options for those with a sweet tooth.

To accomplish his dream, Saidou worked with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Fairbanks to turn every “no,” he received into a learning opportunity.

His business advisor, Alexis Fanelli, proudly shared; “Most people would grow disheartened and lose steam but the rejections only fueled him to push harder and smarter. That commitment and perseverance paid off after he finally closed on a loan for his business and is now the owner of his own restaurant. I am so incredibly proud of Saidou – visiting him in his restaurant and seeing those written plans become a tangible reality makes this job one of the best in the world. This is why I do what I do.”

About his entrepreneurial experience, he reminisced, “I came to the SBDC office with an idea. Two people who were complete strangers took the time and helped me to the point where I am now about to open my first of many businesses. I am proud of the fact that I can say I was able to work with Alexis Fanelli and Russell Talvi. I am proud of the fact that I can finally say that Fairbanks, AK finally has a chicken wing specialized restaurant.

Eagerly awaited, Wild Wings ‘N Things opened its doors on Friday, September 22nd to happy customers, countless smiles, and an upbeat atmosphere. Check out their delicious menu here and swing in at 20 College Rd Suite 8 in Fairbanks to experience the fun for yourself and support this local small business.

Also, connect with Saidou and his team at (907) 479-9464!