Wingmans was born out of a love for buffalo wings: fried chicken wings tossed in bright orange cayenne hot sauce with blue cheese dip. Co-founder David got a taste for them when he spent a year studying in the States, returning with "a fiendish appetite for chicken wings, and buffalo sauce generally." Reunited in London with his school friend Ben, a classically trained chef looking for a change, they decided to get into street food. In 2016 they entered their Buffalo Wings into London Wing Fest, landing the top prize. In 2017 and 2018 they returned To win Best Buffalo Wing again and again, before taking the Judge's Choice prize in 2019.