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McDonald's stuck with 10 million pounds of wings
MSN ^ | 12/19/13 | Ashley Lutz

Posted on 12/19/2013 4:44:39 PM PST by Libloather

McDonald's (MCD -0.82%) has 10 million pounds of Mighty Wings it needs to sell soon.

The wings, which represent 20% of the chicken wings produced for a promotion, are in frozen storage, writes Julie Jargon at The Wall Street Journal.

McDonald's was "unable to sell enough," according to Jargon.

Earlier this year, CEO Don Thompson said that the chicken wings aren't the smash success it had hoped for.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcdonalds; stuck; wings
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Sell them at half price and they'll fly out the door.
1 posted on 12/19/2013 4:44:39 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Free Wings for Christmas Week!!


2 posted on 12/19/2013 4:45:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Libloather

Donate it to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and write the donations off their taxes.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 4:48:01 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: GeronL

Shut down breakfast on Superbowl Day and start cooking party platters of McWings.


4 posted on 12/19/2013 4:48:28 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Libloather

I’ll take 10 lbs off their hands if they’re cheap.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 4:48:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

Red Bull should buy them, and give them away.


6 posted on 12/19/2013 4:49:02 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Libloather
I don't think they'll ever fly again! ;) Someone described them as "Too spicy Chicken McNuggets, with bones".


7 posted on 12/19/2013 4:50:10 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Libloather

I tried them...Taste good to me but I don’t care for the heat...Plus the price is ridiculous...


8 posted on 12/19/2013 4:50:16 PM PST by Iscool
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To: Libloather

Faux food.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 4:52:39 PM PST by Theoria (Obama lied. My health care died.)
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To: Libloather

Cut the price in half and SELL SELL SELL

10 posted on 12/19/2013 4:53:15 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise

10 Million Pounds Not Served!


11 posted on 12/19/2013 4:54:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Libloather

At first, I read the headline too fast and thought that they were stuck with 10 million pounds of wigs.


12 posted on 12/19/2013 4:54:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Libloather

They were terrible and overprices. If they gave them away I still wouldn’t eat another one.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 4:54:55 PM PST by aft_lizard
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To: Libloather

Two Word Solution:

“Dollar Menu”


14 posted on 12/19/2013 4:55:39 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Libloather

BOGO...problem solved


15 posted on 12/19/2013 4:56:37 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

wait for the appropriate national holiday...


16 posted on 12/19/2013 4:56:55 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Libloather

Have a Duck Commander Wing-Ding special, your choice of sauces.

They’ll sell.


17 posted on 12/19/2013 4:58:12 PM PST by moovova
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To: Libloather
Price: In McDonald's terms, Mighty Wings are a premium product. The wings come in packs of three for $3.69, five for $5.59, and 10 for $9.69. Thompson said the prices, which are similar to Buffalo Wild Wings, were “not the most competitive.”

This right here is why McD's is sitting on 10 million pounds of wings.

18 posted on 12/19/2013 4:59:16 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise

Give ‘em away in a tax deductible Obamacare promotion!


19 posted on 12/19/2013 4:59:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Libloather
Ok, so the product was test-marketed somewhere. And someone decided to buy 10M pounds later

Tough (next) day at the office, for them. Oh, well . . . Merry Christmas everybody!

20 posted on 12/19/2013 5:01:33 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Libloather

Call 911


21 posted on 12/19/2013 5:02:26 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Libloather

Super Bowl Parties Chinese Chicken!


22 posted on 12/19/2013 5:02:28 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Libloather

23 posted on 12/19/2013 5:03:19 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Libloather
Sell them at half price and they'll fly out the door.

double the price...make them WIC card eligible...and they'll still fly out the door..

24 posted on 12/19/2013 5:04:55 PM PST by sternup
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To: lowbridge

Excellent idea!


25 posted on 12/19/2013 5:06:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: aft_lizard

They pumped them full of anti bloating agents during the cooking process, and sprayed them with real flavored Jalapeno coating...Some in the industry said the coating was applied to heavy and during the process, and it was absorbed into the chicken flavored meat.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 5:07:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Drew68

I’ll bet they tried to sell them to Buffalo Wild Wings and the answer was “Hell no! They suck!”


27 posted on 12/19/2013 5:08:58 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Libloather
Offer the wings for free when you run out of McNuggets.

Should cut down on mayhem...

28 posted on 12/19/2013 5:12:55 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Libloather

29 posted on 12/19/2013 5:13:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: VerySadAmerican

At one point, they considered spraying them with tuna flavored sauce and selling them as fish sticks.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 5:14:13 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: zeestephen

According to these prices it would be 1 for a dollar.

I can go to Hooters on 50 cent night and get Breasts as well.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 5:14:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Drew68

tue is 50 cent wing night at bdubs, isn’t it?

3 wings for 3.69? That’s nuts.


32 posted on 12/19/2013 5:15:52 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Libloather

•Price: In McDonald’s terms, Mighty Wings are a premium product. The wings come in packs of three for $3.69, five for $5.59, and 10 for $9.69. Thompson said the prices, which are similar to Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD -2.93%), were “not the most competitive.”
•Appearance: The Mighty Wings looked too much like “McNuggets with bones,” writes Susan Berfield at Bloomberg Businessweek.

Tried once and didn’t do again, for the above reasons.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 5:16:54 PM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

That looks very similar to something you'd see floating down a river....Moldy Mcsponge nuggets.

34 posted on 12/19/2013 5:19:49 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Libloather; Charles Henrickson
Speaking of wings, I got plenty of them and everything else in the picture below FREE this week via coupons.


35 posted on 12/19/2013 5:22:18 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Obama's Rule #17: "Do whatever it f****** takes.")
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To: Iscool

Yes they are priced a bit high.


36 posted on 12/19/2013 5:23:20 PM PST by HollyB
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"I can go to Hooters on 50 cent night and get Breasts as well."

Yeah, but how much are the Breasts?

37 posted on 12/19/2013 5:33:35 PM PST by pandemoniumreigns
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To: Libloather; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

I know “a cleaner”.

He took care of some muffin tops, once.

(They cut out the Acura NSX sliding up just for a few more seconds of commercials).


38 posted on 12/19/2013 5:39:06 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: pandemoniumreigns

That’s a trade show secret.


39 posted on 12/19/2013 5:46:29 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Libloather

I have never tried these. I do not eat wings.
What McDonald’s sells look so unappetizing to me and it so expensive.
Even $1 a wing is too expensive for me to even try. Maybe 10-cents per wing would be low enough to entice me to try one?

Don’t wings turn to rubber after too many days in the deep freeze?


40 posted on 12/19/2013 5:47:49 PM PST by rawhide
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To: lowbridge

I expect so.


41 posted on 12/19/2013 5:58:41 PM PST by Hugin
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To: moovova
Have a Duck Commander Wing-Ding special, your choice of sauces.

They’ll sell.

Great one!

Your ideal will fly.

42 posted on 12/19/2013 6:02:00 PM PST by TYVets
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To: zeestephen



43 posted on 12/19/2013 6:09:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: TYVets
The Great Leader would jump on that like ,....

well free enterprise of THAT sort....harumph

The Great Leader will want "First Dibs" no doubt.


44 posted on 12/19/2013 6:10:59 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Libloather

I don’t go to McD for chicken, I don’t go to KFC for burgers. Truthfully, we go to 5 Guys or Square 1 for burgers and Chik Fil A or PDQ for chicken.


45 posted on 12/19/2013 6:15:33 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: Libloather

I have to be able to eat and drive. That could be the problem.


46 posted on 12/19/2013 6:16:02 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Libloather

I recommend they just wing it, this time.


47 posted on 12/19/2013 6:21:54 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Libloather

I wonder if they came from Chinese chickens....


48 posted on 12/19/2013 6:54:52 PM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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To: Libloather

Overpriced and gross tasting. I could pay the same and get excellent wings from Hooters while viewing the breasts.


49 posted on 12/19/2013 7:34:18 PM PST by willk
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Too much mystery meat.


50 posted on 12/19/2013 7:35:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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