Photo: Provided by Inspire Brands
Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner is launching his "Sauce Sauce" with Buffalo Wild Wings nationwide on Aug. 31, 2022.
Have you wanted to know what an athlete tastes like? Now's your chance.
Former University of Cincinnati Bearcat Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner has launched a limited-time hot sauce with Buffalo Wild Wings
, and it's predictably called "Sauce Sauce." In an Aug. 29 press release, Inspire Brands – which owns Buffalo Wild Wings – says that Gardner collaborated with the national restaurant chain's culinary team on the new condiment. It's "a smokey, sweet and spicy BBQ sauce which intercepts your taste buds and takes it to the house on your favorite wings and sandwiches," Inspire says.
Sauce Sauce is available at BWW locations beginning Aug. 31 – Gardner's birthday. During a launch party in Wayne, New Jersey, the following day, Gardner will meet with BWW rewards members to sign autographs in – what else? – sauce.
"I have always known that everything is better with sauce, so who better to develop my own flavor than the sauce experts at Buffalo Wild Wings,” Gardner says in the release. "Nothing says football like wings covered in your favorite sauce. I am excited to launch my own signature 'Sauce Sauce' just in time for the season kickoff."
Gardner recently celebrated his sauce on social media with a BWW video
that features him declaring "I love sauce." In the video, he stands near a wall of dozens of hot sauces, slathers sauce on everything from wings to fries and pulls out a miniature bedazzled sauce bottle. "Even sauce on sauce," he says. Gardner, who was a lauded cornerback for UC and who gave up no touchdowns during his college career, was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the NFL draft this year. His Jets contract gives him a guaranteed $38.7 million over four years. The rookie will begin his regular-season NFL career when the Jets take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 11 during the team's home opener at MetLife Stadium.
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