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McDonald's to debut "Mighty Wings" nationally on Sept. 24, 2013

Atlantans, how were these chicken wings when they test marketed in Atlanta back in 2012?

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  1. I might try these. There is no reason that McDonald's should not be able to make a very good chicken wing.

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    1. re: jpc8015

      If they deep fry them and take their time, make sure they NEVER heat/reheat them in the regular ovens, salt them judiciously, revamp their sauce and cook them to order then you are right, its possible.

      I wont hold my breath.

      1. re: jpc8015

        While I will probably try them once out of curiosity (since the wing is the best part of a chicken second only to the thigh), I'm still reasonably sure they'll find a way to _not_ make a memorable chicken wing. After all, look what they've done to the hamburger. LOL

        I also doubt very highly that they will be 'made to order'

        1. re: chileheadmike

          Thats what liquor stores are for.

          Two 16oz Narragansett lagers, two mcdoubles and small fries. Lay the fries on the mcdoubles and cover with BBQ sauce, replace tops, consume with beer.

          7 dollars.

          Adapt process for wings.

        2. Are they real wings with bones, or are they fabricated in injection molding machines in Bayonne?

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          1. re: Veggo

            You mean like overgrown McNuggets?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              But with a smooth airfoil wing surface to simulate a Bernoulli effect.

                1. re: jrvedivici

                  The same machine that gave you the McRib.

                  I am so waiting for Steak&Lube to get here.

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    Probably from the same machine that brought you McRibs.

                    I am so waiting for Quaker Steak & Lube to get here.

              1. re: Veggo

                Reports are the wings have bones. And at $2.99 for three wings those bones damned well better achieve liftoff.

                1. re: JoanN

                  Is it just me that finds $2.99 for 3 wings to be a bit above the typical Mc'Donalds price point? I would have expected $2.99 for 5 or 6 wings. $1.00 per wing is far from a bargain.

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    Maybe McD's will genetically engineer a more economical 4-winged chicken, sort of a feathered biplane.

                    1. re: Veggo

                      I think Mc Donalds deserves more credit than just a 4-winged chicken, how about a Octochicken!

                      Even I would be impressed with that feat! errrrr wing!

                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        John Madden already engineered the six legged turkey.

                        1. re: jpc8015

                          Wouldn't that qualify as a giant insect?
                          "Honey, bring me the Deet, the turkeys are out. Bring the baseball bat, also".

                    1. re: JoanN

                      Are they the whole wing or the parts as sold by KFC?

                      1. re: Clams047

                        Evidently drumettes and wingettes as noted in the GrubGrade review posted below by firegoat.

                    1. re: 4Snisl

                      Gong. For a buck a wing I want decent blue cheese dressing.

                      1. re: Veggo

                        They couldn't lure me in a $1 a wing when the local bar down the street has 35 cent wings all day long in more flavors.

                        1. re: Firegoat

                          I wish I had one of those nearby. The ones in my 'hood are $1 or more at 3 places. A 4th place has 50 centers but I would pay more than that not to have to eat them.
                          Anyone tried Checkers' wings? I haven't yet.

                          1. re: Veggo

                            I can't bring myself to pay that much for the Checker's wings. Same for McD's if they are going to be a dollar each. I can get wings exactly how I want them where I am from seventy five cents and up around my parts. Hot and sloppy for no extra charge. Although my bf's wings are damn fine.

                    2. I haven't had them, but a good friend who lives in Atlanta (and is a pretty discriminating snacker) really enjoyed them. He said they were pretty big and satisfying, and by far the best thing he's had from a McD's.

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                      1. re: alliegator

                        Funny I'm often described as "Pretty big and satisfying". Anywho, based on the link supplied just above;

                        http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/08/mc...

                        I'm a little disappointed, I prefer my "wings" dipped or tossed in some sort of sauce. The plain fried wing doesn't turn me on very much, even with dipping sauce. Just my wing preference, I'm sure I'll give them a try regardless.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          You're referring to Buffalo wings, right? I used to make them but haven't in years. I think the fried sound and look great but not at that price.

                          1. re: c oliver

                            Buffalo, BBQ, Thai Chili any or all of those.....just sauce. If I wanted just fried chicken I would go to KFC.

                          2. re: jrvedivici

                            Oh, lordy :P
                            Anyways, I plan to give them a go. The Serious Eats thing says they are a bit spicy, so that works for me. Mostly, I prefer saucy wings as well, but being a female of the species, I sometimes have a manicure I don't care to gloop up.
                            Ah, when vanity and love of food collide...

                            1. re: alliegator

                              ... you need someone to lick your fingers