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McDonald’s New BTS Meal Collab Launches Two New Dipping Sauces In The US

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McDonald’s is going for some of music’s biggest names when it comes to celebrity meal collabs. After teaming up with Travis Scott and J Balvin, the golden arched fast food empire is now getting the pop group BTS to join in the custom meal fun.

The K-Pop ensemble’s order, which will roll out globally, consists of a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, a medium fries, medium Coke, and two types of dipping sauces: Sweet Chili and Cajun.

In the United States, sweet chili and Cajun flavors have never been available at McDonald’s locations before. Though they’re sure to be welcome additions to the chain’s lineup of spicy nuggets and sauces, especially with the longstanding popularity of spicy fried chicken.

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The BTS Meal will be available in 50 different global markets, with rollout beginning on May 26th in the United States (and several other countries) and finishing in Indonesia on June 25th.

McDonald’s has also teased other aspects to this collab, hinting that more will be revealed on social media soon.

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Fast Food What's New

Katsu Curry McNuggets Are Coming To McDonald’s UK

As if we needed any more proof that America hardly ever gets the cool releases in fast food, McDonald’s in the UK will be debuting Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets on December 30.

Featuring McNuggets coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and served with a side of curry dip, this iteration is an eyeopener in terms of the potential McNuggets have to be served in different flavors and types. Patrons can try a box of the Japanese-inspired nuggets for £3.59 for six, £4.09 for nine, or 20 pieces for £5.99.

However, they have to act quickly, as these McNuggets are a limited-edition and will only be available for a six week window. Now if the US can even get a sniff of any creative fast food item such as this, then things can get exciting again in that space.

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McDonald’s Creates A Vegetarian Take On The Iconic McNugget

Following the viral buzz of their ‘McVegan‘ sandwich in 2017, McDonald’s has their latest plant-based take on a classic item for sale now in Norway.

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The focus of these “Vegetarnuggets” is all about the veggies, which you can see peeking through the crispy breading exterior. Produce on the inside includes chickpeas, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, and onion. The breading on the outside uses ingredients like rice and semolina.

While they don’t have the exact same shapes as the McNuggets, these are the first meat-free take on a nugget we’ve seen coming out of any fast food chain. Sure, they are exclusive to Norway, but having a fast food nugget option made from vegetables would be groundbreaking in many other parts of the world.

McDonald’s Norway is refraining from calling these nuggets “vegan,” according to a representative, since they are cooked in the same fryer as other products that may contain cheese. As such, despite many current headlines suggesting the contrary, they are referred to as vegetarian nuggets.

Given how much buzz McDonald’s generates every time they create a plant-based item, though, there’s hope that these, or some version of them, could one day make it to the United States, and potentially even the rest of the world.

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McNuggets And Fries For Breakfast Is Finally Happening At McDonald’s Australia Locations

Why does McDonald’s have an all-day breakfast menu, but not vice versa?

That’s a question that’s rattled my brain ever since Mickey D’s made eggs available past 10:30 am. I’m super down to get Sausage McGriddles alongside my McChickens, but it would be tight to get that to start the day as well as on my way home. I get that the two menus differ from each other to the point where running both concurrently is hard, but a few fan favorites in the morning isn’t too much to ask for, right?

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McDonald’s Australia apparently agrees with me on that front, as they’ve begun exploring the possibility of adding fries, McNuggets, and more to their breakfast offerings. Mashable reports that the initiative is a test currently running in Victoria and Tasmania. Locations there will have McNuggets, fries, Big Macs, cheeseburgers, and the Quarter Pounder available prior to the 10:30 am menu change. If the test is successful, it will spread to the rest of the country.

Having these all-day regular items should be something that McDonald’s USA should consider, too. It’s not like it’s unprecedented to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner all at once, especially for drive-thrus. Jack in the Box and Sonic already do this. If the Golden Arches can fit in a small, limited number of classics to the morning menu, it would definitely be groundbreaking for them.

That, and I kinda just want a way to get spicy chicken McGriddles at 7 in the morning.

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Undercover Cop Gets Offered A BJ In Exchange For McNuggets

About a year ago, McDonald’s changed its McNugget recipe and made them “healthier.” Now people are sucking dick for them, apparently.

Alex Direeno, a 22-year-old woman in Florida was arrested after nearly giving an undercover police officer fellatio, all for the insanely low price of $25 and a box of chicken McNuggets.

According to the Miami Herald, the officer was leaving a Marathon gas station in Bradentown, when he got waived down by Direeno. As any good undercover officer would do, in complete character, he asked Direeno to get in the car with him, and told her all he wanted was a BJ. After a few minutes of labor negotiations, the woman agreed to go down on him for $25 and some McNuggets.

The detective showed her the money, then pulled over at a nearby neighborhood, where detectives were already patiently waiting to take her into custody.

Direeno was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on a $620 bond. Some quick math tells us, that at her asking price, she’d have to perform 24.8 blow jobs and receive an estimated 250 McNuggets before she can bail herself out of jail, but with hard work and persistence, anything is possible.

Only in Florida.

h/t brobible

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Rick & Morty May Have Convinced McDonald’s To Bring Back Their Szechuan Sauce

For those of you that missed it, Rick & Morty came back out of nowhere on April Fool’s Day and the adult cartoon show has one specific request for McDonald’s: bring back the Szechuan sauce.

***SPOILER ALERT***

 

The new episode features an origin story for lead character Rick Sanchez, part of which includes a quest to bring back this limited-time dipping sauce option for McNuggets. The Szechuan sauce was released in timing with the release of iconic Disney movie Mulan back in 1998, but was discontinued afterward and hasn’t returned since.

This wasn’t just headlined in the show, however. The official Rick and Morty Twitter began talking about and requesting that McDonald’s bring back this sauce, as well.

They even got McDonald’s to respond in Rick and Morty fashion, so the possibility does exist that this might happen.

Actually, considering that the live-action Mulan movie is scheduled to release next year, you never know what is possible. Maybe Rick and Morty succeed in bringing the Szechuan sauce back after all.

UPDATE: A McDonald’s corporate chef just tweeted that he will “see what he can do,” meaning that the Szechuan sauce could actually be returning to McDonald’s restaurants soon.

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Nothing Says “I Love You” Like A McNuggets Marriage Proposal

Guys, if your girlfriend loves McNuggets and you’re thinking of asking her the big question, this may be the way to do it.

A dude in Illinois wanted to propose to his girlfriend, who happens to LOVE the chicken McNuggets at McDonald’s so much that she constantly tags him in Facebook posts relating to the nuggets, and would apparently even “completely die for chicken nuggets.” He told the Lincoln Courier that her love for nuggets was so deep that they simply “had to be somewhat in the mix of the proposal.”

After getting the blessing from his girlfriend’s parents, the guy went to a nearby McDonald’s early in the morning and asked for McNuggets. While he was initially denied his request because it was still breakfast hours, the entire staff got together, prepped the necessary equipment, and cooked a special order of 20 McNuggets once the manager learned that he wanted them for a wedding proposal.

After embedding a ring in one of the nuggets, the guy drove to his girlfriend’s to pop the question. While she was still a little groggy, he hand-delivered her the box of McNuggets. As she opened the box up, he got down on one knee and asked the question:

“Will You McMarry Me?”

The girlfriend was totally surprised, but didn’t have to even think for a second before she said “Yes!” And why wouldn’t she? When you’re that much of a McNugget lover and the love of your life does something as creative as that, I don’t see how you wouldn’t.

It’s definitely a crazy story and a challenge to pull off, but hey, if your significant other really, REALLY loves McNuggets… this might just be the way to do it.

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This Olympic Athlete Eats More McDonald’s Than Your Whole Squad

This dude looks like me during a cheat meal, except he has a six pack, and is a world-class Olympic athlete.

Sawan Serasinghe of the Australian Badminton team didn’t fare too well in the Olympics, losing all of his matches, but just competing in Rio alone is  quite a privilege, and he celebrated his “L’s” with enough McDonald’s to feed a family of at least eight people.

After months of training with a clean diet, Serasinghe went balls to the wall and ate six orders of large fries (3,060 calories), six brownies (1,680 calories), 40 McNuggets (1,920 calories), 2 hamburgers (500 calories), three McChickens (1,080 calories), a Big Mac (563 calories), a large shake (about 510 calories) and some water. The total calorie count adds up to about 9,300 calories.

Wow what a week it has been in Rio! Have to say I am disappointed about the match today. We definitely had a good chance to stretch the match to three sets toward the end of the second set but couldn’t close it out. We would have loved to end our first Olympic campaign with a win against a much higher ranked pair. Although having said that, there are lots of good things to learn from the matches in the last three days playing against more experienced pairs. Can’t wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving! Just want to say thanks again to everyone back home for the on going support. Definitely motivated me to fight hard on court everyday! ❤️ Now it’s time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean! 😀

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It’s interesting to see the insane amount of food these Olympic athletes can scarf down, as we also saw swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte chowing down on a huge container of spaghetti, right after they competed last week.

I’m not sure if McDonald’s is looking to support badminton players, but this dude looks like he would be the perfect candidate for not only a sponsorship, but high blood pressure.