McDonald’s Four Shapes Of Chicken McNuggets – Business Insider

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets are one of the fast food juggernaut’s core menu items. They’re offered all over the world and are gobbled up by the millions.

McDonald’s has to make sure every piece is as perfect and standardized as possible — all the way down to the shape of the chicken.

So, there’s a method to the McNugget madness.

We visited the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., and sat in on a quality testing session. They had flown in chicken pros from suppliers like Tyson to grade the nuggets.

The McDonald’s sensory team explained that Chicken McNuggets have four distinct shapes and in order to have a chance to meet the McDonald’s “Gold Standard” for quality, they have to match them as perfectly as possible.

And each of those shapes has its own name.

Here are the four shapes of Chicken McNuggets, according to Barbara J. Booth, director of sensory science at McDonald’s USA:

Ball

Bone

Bell

Boot

via McDonald’s Four Shapes Of Chicken McNuggets – Business Insider.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s