You Gotta Eat: KP’s Wings & Fries
HANNA CITY (25 News Now) - This week, we made a stop in Hanna City, where there is a new spot in town hoping to make its own history: You Gotta Eat at Kp’s Wings & Fries!
In rural Peoria County, wings aren’t easy to come by, so brothers Kelly and Kyle Petersen opened KP’s with their dad back in July.
“That’s our favorite thing to eat - wings! 15 miles - either direction - it’s hard to find anything like this,” Kelly said.
We got a peek at the process - once the wings are out of the fryer, Kyle does what he calls, the “Sauce N’ Toss”.
“We pull everything fresh out the grease here ... A little drizzle, and everything’s tossed ... A little circular motion - get everything covered in there,” Kyle said.
Once we’re past the prep, it’s a taste test of KP’s most popular - some gorgeous, golden, garlic-parmesan wings.
And that’s just the warmup! Next, something sinister is brought to our table: KP’s infamous Reaper Wings. What’s on these little devils?
“The hottest pepper in the world. And a 6 million Scoville unit extract,” Kyle said.
Only a handful of guests have been able to handle it, and they got a shirt for their efforts.
“You get 10 wings in 10 minutes. You’ve got to finish them all, and then you get a five-minute afterburn,” Kelly said.
KP’s isn’t just about the wings, though. Fresh, crinkle-cut fries with a secret homemade seasoning, burgers, tenderloin, and soon - ice cream.
And all of those options are available to-go through the restaurant’s drive-in. All of this makes hearty meals with a family feel.
“Sticking your family together and the importance of family - that’s what we want people to get out of it,” Kyle said.
So if you’re looking to get your wing on in Hanna City, stop by KP’s Wings & Fries - because You Gotta Eat!
You can find KP’s at 12521 West Farmington Road in Hanna City. Their hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
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