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McDonald's doing Chicken Wings

toronto guy Aug 27, 2013 07:11 PM

Something new for the deep fryer

**Mighty Wings**

What took so long?


Bad news for current wing players?


  1. Kagemusha Aug 27, 2013 07:20 PM

    Wonder if these are like the bizarre ground pork extruded "ribs" they tried?

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    1. re: Kagemusha
      SmartCookie Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM

      As reported in the article, as well as elsewhere, they are bone-in wings.

    2. Charles Yu Aug 27, 2013 07:33 PM

      BNN reports they are only available in the States!! Sigh!!

      1. Davwud Aug 28, 2013 04:52 AM

        I tried wings at a McD's in Chicago in the early 90's. They were quite serviceable if memory serves.


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          roro1831 Aug 28, 2013 11:06 AM

          As they are breaded it won't matter to me. I can't stand breaded wings, naked, fried with sauce on them is my way

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          1. re: roro1831
            biondanonima Aug 28, 2013 11:41 AM

            Breaded wings are heresy, I agree. I also think wings at a fast food place are an inherently bad idea. They take 12ish minutes to fry, and they MUST be served fresh - no one wants to wait 12 minutes for their order at McDs.

            1. re: biondanonima
              ksbee Oct 7, 2013 08:51 AM

              I tried some in NC over the weekend, and they were not only breaded, but VERY heavily breaded. On top of that, they were a little overcooked, so that some of the breading had a burned flavor. I was not impressed at all. Ironically, the drummies seem to come from larger chickens than the flappers, as the flappers were bigger with significantly more meat than the drummies.

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            Reston Sep 23, 2013 11:49 AM

            I tried the Mighty Wings. I was not impressed. They were edible, but that's the best I can say. There was too much breading, and the heat (cayenne?) didn't help.

            I prefer my wings without a flour coating, and with Frank's Red Hot sauce.

            1. SIMIHOUND Sep 30, 2013 12:28 PM

              I like them a lot. They were a bit spicy but fried perfectly. It would be nice to see them stay on the menu.

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                mwhitmore Oct 4, 2013 03:31 PM

                Just had them an hour ago---they were good! (Will wonders never cease.) Real chicken, a little spicy, crispy.

                1. Chemicalkinetics Oct 7, 2013 08:55 AM

                  <Bad news for current wing players?>

                  I don't think McDonald will seriously threaten the big wing guys (KFC, Popeye...etc), at least not for awhile.

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                    betsydiver Oct 7, 2013 09:10 AM

                    blechhh! i don't mind the breading but it does leave the skin as flabby fat; i like non-breaded, crispy skin with hot sauce spooned on or wings marinated in it...

                    1. fldhkybnva Oct 7, 2013 01:33 PM

                      I haven't tried them, but a long lost friend actually bothered to text me last night to inform me that apparently they are better than Popeye's...what, doubtful but an interesting thought.

                      1. Davwud Oct 7, 2013 03:21 PM

                        FWIW, my memory of the ones I tried over 20 years ago would never be called "Over breaded." If memory serves, they were lightly breaded on the outside. Probably just a dusting of flour.


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