McDonald's is well known for offering strange foods that probably shouldn't be offered in a quick service restaurant – items like pizza, gazpacho and banana pie. (No, I am not making those last two up. The link leads you to a HowStuffWorks article on them.) With their newest offering, McDonald's is heading into the world of wings.
According to a Chicago Tribune story:
Beginning this week, Mighty Wings, will be available at nearly 500 Chicago area McDonald's locations, the Oak Brook-based burger giant confirmed Monday. The wings are sold in three, five and 10-piece portions with ranch or buffalo sauce, starting at $2.99.
McDonald's, McDonald's, McDonald's.
Wings are not fast food.
Wings are the ultimate big game food – a way to keep your hands occupied while rooting for your team. They're not something you buy from a drive-thru window and eat on your way home.
I have nothing against wings, In fact, I love wings. They're cheap. They're tasty, especially when slathered with sauce. But they are not lunch – unless, of course, you like to be still hungry afterward.
McDonald's, stick with what you're good at – burgers, chicken nuggets and fries. And don't even think about adding flatbread to the menu.
Update: I decided I couldn't write about this without actually trying the Mighty Wings. So I just got a box of three at lunch for $2.99. (Yes, that's a buck a wing. No, you should never pay a buck a wing.) I stand by everything I wrote. McDonald's, stick with hamburgers. (I also tried the grill onion cheddar, which I really liked. Sauteed onions make everything better. I also feel incredibly guilty now since I try to eat healthy for most meals. Back to salads for the rest of this week.)
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