McDonald’s wings: Fast food giant McDonald’s is rolling out their Mighty Wings to all of their U.S. locations, thanks to the overwhelming success of the test menu item at pilot locations in Atlanta. A nationwide rollout is scheduled for the end of September, reports USA Today on Aug. 26.
McDonald’s foray into our beloved chicken wing industry is a bit of a surprise, considering McDonald’s already cornered the market with their chicken namesake: the McNugget.
The bone-in wings, lightly breaded and seasoned with cayenne and chili pepper, will be sold in packs of three, five and 10, starting at $2.99. Typical to McDonald’s, an overabundance of sauces – nine in all – will be offered to complement the wings.
“Research shows that our guests today want more, meaty, bone-in chicken options,” said Donavon Groen, president of the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operator’s Association. “McDonald’s is excited to bring chicken lovers across Atlanta a great-tasting wing that delivers a new, unexpected flavor experience that is bold and delicious.”
The Atlantic Wire is calling the new wing a "huge mistake." Among other things, the site says a junk food chicken wing is a "Pandora's Box of fast food horrors."
Serious Eats profiled the wing when it was introduced to Atlanta-based McDonald's in 2012, calling it "quite good."
What's your take? Thumbs up or down on the Mighty Wing?