SPOTTED: McDonald’s Testing Chicken & Waffles

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It has begun. McDonald’s is taking on the chicken and waffles game, “McD’s Style.”

The above photo was snapped by ever-vigilant Foodbeast reader @wakko824 at an Amerige Heights location in Fullerton, California. The “Chicken & Waffles” combo includes the chain’s recently debuted Mighty Wings paired with a few classic McGriddle pancakes and a side of Hotcake Syrup. We see what you did there, guys.

The move was probably the next logical step for the chain to take after the Mighty Wings launch earlier this month, as the combo simply offers existing items under a new format. However, I’m going to be the jerk that points out McDonald’s is doing it wrong. Mainly because pancakes will never be delicious enough to trick us into thinking they’re waffles.

C’mon McD’s, did you really think we wouldn’t notice?

Still, $3.99 for these, ahem, Chicken & Waffles seems reasonable for fast food home-style cooking. If you get a chance to try them out, let us know in the comments.



Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.



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  • richardginn

    Since when are pancakes a waffle!?!?!!?

  • Andrew McDaniel

    Noooo! That’s way too cheap to be anywhere near quality food. This stuff shouldn’t be pennies more than gas station good. Yuck!!!

  • Linda Lovelush

    Careful, peeps – the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture lifted the ban on processed chicken products to the U.S. from China. I’m REALLY surprised Food Beast hasn’t posted a story on that yet (if they have then I missed it). With China’s poor quality conditions (even though the UDA says it’s fine) and food-borne illnesses on the rise, not to mention outbreaks of the bird flu, I’m totally done buying processed chicken from ANYWHERE, and that includes the grocery store.

    What’s worse? Food manufacturers are not required to list the country of origin (from which the chicken came) so we’ll have no idea where the bird meat came from. They’re saying it’s possible that in the future even our whole, fresh chickens could be imported from China as well.

    • Anonymous

      Chinese chicken sounds delicious.

      • Linda Lovelush

        Yeah until it kills ya, LOL

  • RobinSpringer

    If I had 5.50, I’d try it!

  • Anonymous

    The wings aren’t terrible, they’re spicy and good with ranch, but normal humans wouldn’t justify $1 a wing. – I’ve had them several times when I needed to scratch that itch and no chicken joint nearby (yes there’s pizza spots but they all put their wings through the pizza oven – blech, rubbery bullsnot). Throw me a couple McGiggles and syrup and I’m happy enough for $4. I think this would be a hit. I understand the food nazis freak out about “frankenfood” and “big corporations”, but most Mom & Pop diners are far more unsanitary than any McDonalds I’ve been to (not including inner city McDo’s of course, if the place is staffed by aspiring rappers and aspiring hookers you best stay away)…