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Leap into Flavor with BurgerFi’s Jumbo Chicken Wings

Leap into Flavor with BurgerFi’s Jumbo Chicken Wings

Maria Alaniz

Maria is a Miami-based foodie who brings her passion for culinary exploration to her role as a monthly contributor at Breathe Media. With an adventurous palate, she loves uncovering new and exciting food experiences in the city.

Leap Year – it’s that quirky calendar event that magically adds an extra day to February, making it a year like no other. But why do we have this bonus day every four years, and what’s the deal with Leap Day on February 29th? Well, dear readers, let’s dive into the fascinating world of Leap Years and uncover the mysteries behind this temporal phenomenon.


You see, our calendar, although meticulously designed, has a tiny hiccup. It takes Earth approximately 365.2422 days to complete its journey around the sun, not a neat 365 days. This astronomical hiccup accumulates over time, leaving us with a surplus of nearly 6 hours per year. If left unaddressed, we’d lose precious hours, minutes, and seconds every year, and that’s a deficit we just can’t tolerate. So, we celebrate Leap Day as our time refund, a day to balance the cosmic books, and it’s even dubbed National Time Refund Day.


But as if the temporal wonders of Leap Year weren’t enough, there’s more to this year than meets the eye. We have decided to seize this extra day to offer something truly special, a limited-time culinary delight that will make Leap Day even more memorable.  Join us as we unravel the mysteries of Leap Year and explore BurgerFi’s delectable surprise, because this Leap Day, flavor takes a leap of its own!


We are offering 20% OFF on 2/29 for all “Leapers”!

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Leap Year Explained: When Is It and How Does It Work?


Leap Year, a term that may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, is actually a fascinating calendar concept designed to keep our calendar in sync with the natural rhythms of our planet. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of Leap Year.


The Solar Calendar Conundrum: Our Earth takes approximately 365.2422 days to complete its orbit around the sun. That’s roughly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. While this might seem like a minor hiccup in the grand scheme of things, it adds up over time. Without a solution, our calendar would slowly drift away from the solar calendar, causing seasonal chaos.


Enter Leap Year: The Cosmic Balance: To counter this celestial drift, we have Leap Years. These extra days help us recalibrate our calendar, ensuring that our seasons and important astronomical events, like the spring equinox, stay in their rightful places. In essence, Leap Years are the cosmic balance keepers of our calendar.


The Rule for Determining Leap Years: Now, let’s demystify the rule for identifying Leap Years. It’s not as straightforward as adding a day every four years. The rule goes like this:


  • A year is a Leap Year if it’s divisible by 4.
  • However, if that year is also divisible by 100, it’s not a Leap Year, unless…
  • It’s also divisible by 400. In that case, it is indeed a Leap Year.

Examples of Recent and Upcoming Leap Years:


In our current year, 2024, we have a Leap Year because it’s divisible by 4 but not by 100.


Looking ahead, 2028 will be the next Leap Year.


Skipping forward to 2400, we’ll have another Leap Year because it’s divisible by both 4 and 400.


Historical Context:


The Gregorian Calendar: The concept of Leap Years dates back to the time of Julius Caesar when the Julian calendar was introduced. However, this calendar overcorrected the leap year issue by adding one too many Leap Days per century. It was only in 1582, under Pope Gregory XIII’s Gregorian calendar reform, that we got the rule we use today. It was also in this year that the calendar underwent another adjustment—ten days were skipped in October to realign it with the seasons.


So, while February may be the shortest month, Leap Year ensures it doesn’t fall short of time, keeping our calendar in harmony with the dance of the cosmos.


Leap Day


So, you might be wondering, “What’s all the fuss about Leap Day, anyway?” Well, let’s break it down in simple terms – February 29th is Leap Day, and it’s a rare occurrence because, typically, February has just 28 days. But this year, we’re getting an extra day to make things a bit more exciting!


At BurgerFi, we’re all about embracing the extraordinary, and we’ll take any excuse to indulge in sensational flavors. And the jumbo wings are the perfect match for this remarkable occurrence.


As you know, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill wings; they’re fresh and never frozen, crafted to crispy perfection, and come in three mouthwatering flavors, each designed to take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey:


  • Seasoned Original:

For those who appreciate the beauty of simplicity, our Seasoned Original wings are seasoned to perfection, allowing the natural flavor of the chicken to shine through.


  • Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo:

Are you a fan of a spicy kick? Look no further! Our Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo wings are tossed in a bold sauce that creates a symphony of flavors that’ll dance on your palate.


  • Sweet Memphis BBQ:

If you lean towards the sweet and tangy side, our Sweet Memphis BBQ wings are drenched in a luscious sauce that strikes the perfect balance of flavors, making them simply irresistible.


Just like Leap Year itself, they’re here for a limited time. So, don’t let this extraordinary flavor experience pass you by.




This Leap Day, we invite you to take a leap of flavor, a leap of taste, and a leap of culinary delight. It’s a celebration that only comes around once every four years, and with wings like these, it’s a celebration worth savoring. So, seize the moment and savor the sensational taste of BurgerFi’s Jumbo Chicken Wings, because when it comes to flavor, we know no bounds.

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