Lesley Kennedy

McDonald’s Tests New Chicken Wings—But Will They Take Off?

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Welcome to McDonald’s. Want a wet nap with that?


That could become a new greeting at the mega fast-food chain if folks flock to the chicken wings being tested in some 500 Chicago-area restaurants. “Mighty Wings” will be available in the Windy City this week, the Associated Press reports, hot on the fine-feathered heels of a wing-tastic Atlanta test held in 2012.


“Mighty Wings” start at $3 for three wings (Three wings? Who would eat just three wings?!), with five or ten wings also for sale.


We thought all wings had to be sold by the dozen.


Anyway, of course you’ll need a dipping sauce, too, and creamy ranch will be the “default,” AP adds. Sorry, blue cheese purists. No word if carrots and celery come on the side.


But before you spend too much time trying to figure out how to gracefully chow down on wings in your car, the news service notes that adding the new item to menus nationwide would be no easy task, citing rising chicken wing prices and that pesky “But how do I eat them while I drive?” question.


Instead, McDonald’s might roll out the “Mighty Wings” as a limited-time special — after all, the chain slung wings back in 1990 at certain spots, so it wouldn’t exactly mean reinventing the wheel.


Of course, Mickey D.’s also sold McLobster, McPizza and McHotDogs at one time, too. Maybe the wheel needs a little reinventing, after all.




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2 Responses to “McDonald’s Tests New Chicken Wings—But Will They Take Off?”

  • Bea says:

    Believe it or not unlike the Brits in The very best Exotic Marigold Hotel, who want to leave England I would like to retire to England. I like that country!

  • Blaze says:

    For that I’ll NEVER get them! BTW McDonalds, before you add to your menu, I think you should fix your burgers! They’re worse every time I get them. And why can’t your employees SPREAD THE TOPPING ALL OVER INSTEAD OF GIVING CUST 1 TINY DOT OF MUSTARD IN THE MIDDLE.. NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BURGER KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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