McDonald's Mighty Wings


Watch your back, Popeye's. You too, KFC. Ronald McDonald is coming for you, Chick-fil-A.

McDonald's will now serve chicken wings.

The fast food juggernaut will begin adding Mighty Wings to their menu on Sept. 9, with the new item offered everywhere Sept. 24. The company tested the product in both Chicago and Atlanta to rave reviews before the launch. 

As of now, the product will only be available until November, with orders of three, five and 10 starting at $2.99. Which means that, for the $2,261 that Beyoncé spent on chicken wings at Nando's, she could get about 2,261 McWings. 

Also as of now, McDonald's hasn't announced a 2,261-piece bucked called the McBeyoncé.

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The chicken wings are meant to compete with chicken chains as well as other fast food staples: "Anyone can do nuggets or tenders and almost all burger chains do, but Mighty Wings are different because they're bone-in chicken," Scott Hume from Burger Business told Yahoo! "They're also tougher to source in large numbers but McDonald's has the clout to do it." 

Rumors of McWings first started when a Missouri-based owner-operator mentioned them in a Facebook post alongside products like Pralines and Crème McFlurry, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Southwest Premium McWraps. McDonald's has not confirmed any of these additional items. 

Meanwhile, Burger King's latest innovation is a cheeseburger with four french fries on top of it. It costs $1 and will also be available in September. Wendy's recently started selling a Pretzel Bacon Burger, which is at least more original than a cheeseburger with four french fries on top of it. 

In other McDonald's news, one person who almost wasn't able to enjoy the new Mighty Wings is Buffy the Vampire Slayer star and former McDonald's smack-talker, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

In a 2004 interview with Sunday Express, resurfaced by Buzzfeed, Gellar revealed she was once sued by Ronald McDonald himself and banned from the fast food restaurant:

"Banned is a strong word", she explains. "When I was five I did a commercial for Burger King." The ad, which featured an adorable, young Gellar, was the first to mention a rival chain, claiming that McDonald's burgers were 20 percent smaller than Burger King's. "McDonald's were so outraged, they sued Burger King and named me in the lawsuit," Gellar adds. "I wasn't allowed to eat there."

She continues, "It was tough because, when you're a little kid, McDonald's is where all your friends have their birthday parties, so I missed out on a lot of apple pies."

But she won't miss out on McWings. And that's what's important.

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