For anyone not privy to McDonald's embarrassing Mighty Wings fiasco, here's what you've missed. Last summer, McDonald's unveiled a new spicy deep fried chicken wing which originally sold for nearly $1 each. Too pricey and spicy for customer tastes', however, the MW's floundering sales ultimately left franchisees with over 10 million pounds of unsold wangs — 20% of the original order of 50 million pounds.
Now, as promised, McDonald's HQ has finally concocted a new deal to move the extra birds along. For a limited time, Mighty Wings will be available at all participating locations at five wings for $3, or 60 cents per wing. Considering the wings' size and comparative quality, this is a surprisingy good value, and hopefully enough to end the Mighty Wings disaster once and for all.
That's assuming we all ignore the fact that the wings have been sitting in frozen storage the past few months — well under the FDA recommended guidelines for quality and safety, for sure, but still a little "ew."