McDonald's is trying to offload 10 million pounds of....

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    Unsold: Ten Million Pounds of McDonald’s Mighty Wings




    By Julie Jargon

    WSJ


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    Some McDonald’s franchisees are in a flap over a chicken wings promotion that flopped.
    McDonald’s, which has been struggling to attract customers amid a sluggish economy and has suffered from some operational missteps, purchased approximately 50 million pounds of chicken wings for a limited-time promotion in the fall, according to a person familiar with the matter.
    Approximately 20% of that inventory remains, because the chain was unable to sell enough, this person says. Now the company is planning to offer another promotion in order to sell the wings, which are in frozen storage.
    The chicken wings, which had been criticized for being too expensive and spicy, are going to return at a discount to the previous offer of three for $2.99, the person said.
    When Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski surveyed McDonald’s franchisees in October, many of them commented on how poorly the wings were selling because they were priced well above competitors’ offerings.
    “Mighty Wings are proving once again that we can’t sell premium items in large numbers because we still have the Dollar Menu,” one franchisee said in the anonymous survey.
    When McDonald’s reported third quarter earnings in late October, Chief Executive Don Thompson said that the Mighty Wings promotion sold within the lower range of company expectations and admitted that the price “was not considered the most competitive.”
    Franchisees have been told they must participate in another upcoming promotion – the date and pricing of which are not yet clear – or else pay for the excess inventory.
    McDonald’s spokespeople could not immediately be reached for comment.
     
  2. DrivenByDemons

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    Too spicy
     
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    I tried them, they sucked and were expensive.
     
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    I don't eat Mc'ds.
     
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    I like how chicken wings are considered a premium item.
     
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    did they have bones?
     
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    Yes - they had bones.
     
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    They should sell them to an eating contest.
     
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    I never bought them because it was too expensive.
     
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    Chicken bones?
     
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    Thick, beer can bones.
     
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    They tasted like shoelaces - muy sucko
     
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    What happened to 10 cent wing nights?
    I guess that was back when they considered them garbage/waste and thought they were pulling on over changing anything...
     
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    Notice how they called them "Mighty Wings", not chicken wings. Sounds kind of like "Froot Loops", which has no fruit. Quick, someone call Winst.
     
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    "Premium."
    "Premium."
    "Premium."
    One more time,
    "Premium."

    These people are fucking out of their minds if that's what they consider to be premium food. I've boughten higher quality products from gas stations. And all these athletes that put their name on anything McDonalds are pieces of shit. You're suppose to represent the pinnacle of human performance and you put your name on that poison for a few extra bucks? Fucking disgraceful.
     
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    I tried them, they weren't all that bad, but I also like dry wings not slimey wings.
     
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    They should donate them to homeless shelters and needy people. Why doesn't that occur to them? They might even get a charitable donation deduction from it.