The super bowl is coming to town in a couple weeks so everywhere you look, it's football, football, football! It's never been to Dallas (as far as I know) and let me just say, you could be living under a rock and you'd still know about it. Everyone, everywhere is trying to sell super bowl stuff. (Quite frankly, it's already getting old.)
Well, McDonald's stepped up to the plate this week, too, by reviving its 50 McNugget deal for $9.99. That's right . . . fifty. Five - zero. Granted, it's meant for sharing, but . . . this is America. You know some people
50 nuggets for 10 bucks comes out to basically twenty cents per nugget. Now, think about what goes into a nugget: The chicken (supposedly), the cost of feeding and raising that chicken, the transportation cost, the cost of processing it, breading it, freezing it, frying it, and the box to put it in for you. And let's assume that McDonald's is at least making some profit on each buggit-o'-nuggits. What's wrong with this picture?
The industry separates chickens into many categories, like broiler, roaster, free range, and squab. But how does McDonald's get their chicken so cheap? (That really is a question, I don't know.) Do they have a special grade of chicken they get? Like never-sees-the-light-of-day chicken? Or genetically altered chickens that have breading instead of feathers? They gotta cut cost somewhere. . .
Well, I can't speak for sure about McDonald's inter-workings and corporate bargaining which allows them to sell nuggets at such a discount, but I do know one thing: they're making a McKilling on them!