Burger King’s Chicken fries are basically long chicken nuggets. They taste the same, offer the same texture and are priced about the same. At least when I purchased them, I used a coupon that priced them about the same. Even still, I think I’d rather just have nuggets because they are a lot easier to dip and eat in my opinion. It’s still mostly the same thing.
I read somewhere that the first wholesale club to sell whole rotisserie chickens for cheap was Costco. What they and the rest of their competitors realized was that selling cheap rotisserie chickens brought a lot of foot traffic into the store. This would then cause even more purchases because who goes to a wholesale club just to buy one thing only? Since that realization was made, many supermarkets and wholesale clubs have adopted the same item in hopes of attracting the same results.
BJ’s is no exception. Like Costco, BJ’s sells Perdue branded, rotisserie chickens for just five dollars. This five dollar price point is significant and impressive for many reasons. I read somewhere, that a five dollar rotisserie chicken is an item that is sold by wholesalers at a loss. It is meant to be promotional (brings in customers) and brand defining (gives off that vibe that BJ’s cares about customers). The result is a cheap, decent qualitied item that is well worth it’s price.
However, when buying on these chickens, the same rules apply as with buying any other food item. Quality may vary. The specific chicken I bought was not terrible, but not that good either. You need to keep in mind that they make these chickens earlier in the day and the best time to buy one is around then. I bought mine at around 5:00 PM, so it had been sitting there for a while and I could taste it. Also, while preparation is similar, different chickens end up with different results. Some chickens on display were whole while others looked like the pieces came from different chickens. Some looked over done while others did not. It just depends. The one I got looked a little over done. You have to pick wisely.
Overall, the five dollar rotisserie chicken is perhaps their best deal. Whether or not it’s worth it to you will depend on the time and circumstances around the chicken you buy. Personally, I will never buy another chicken unless I buy it at 12:00 PM or earlier. Further, I will be far more scrutinizing on the quality of the next chicken I buy.
Burger King’s chicken nuggets are surprisingly okay. I’d say they taste slightly better than McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Most importantly, they cost less than McDonald’s nuggets. Both franchises near me sell a four-piece nuggets for a dollar. However, a ten piece nuggets at Burger King is only two dollars where a six piece chicken nuggets is three dollars and a ten piece is five dollars at McDonald’s. With the Burger King nuggets tasting slightly better to me than McDonald’s nuggets, there will never be a reason for me to buy chicken nuggets from McDonald’s instead of Burger King.
All fast food chicken nuggets are pretty much the same. They take the nastiest parts of the chicken, like the toenails internal organs and whatever other scraps, then mash them together into a paste and then shape them into nuggets. They’re all made the same way and they all taste mostly the same. The only issue when it comes to fast food chicken nuggets is the price. In this regard, McDonald’s fails.
In my neighborhood, you can buy six spicy nuggets for $2.99, ten nuggets for about $4.99, twenty nuggets for about $6.69 (they will not let you order this after midnight) and forty pieces for $12.99 (strangely, they have no problem with an order of this size after midnight). Thus, the best deal is to order twenty nuggets at a time (before midnight). However, I am never in the mood to eat twenty nuggets. I usually just want a single serving to go with my combo meal.
For comparison, at Wendy’s, you can get a four piece spicy chicken nuggets for $1.29, a six piece for for $1.79 and a ten piece for $3.09. The pricing is vastly superior (if you order twenty at Wendy’s, the cost is about the same) and the taste is pretty much the same.
Oh and I can’t tell you about the sauce that was supposed to come with the nuggets because they ran out. Of course they ran out. They run out of every promotion they’ve ever come up with. Why even bother.
In conclusion, buying spicy chicken nuggets at McDonald’s is stupid unless you are buying at least twenty, which you can only do before midnight. For that reason, McDonald’s fails in the spicy chicken nugget department.
Details: Located in Hudson Yards mall at 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. Official site is https://eatfuku.com/
Fuku is David Chang’s/Momofuku’s attempt at fast food. The place only has three main items: fried chicken sandwiches, fried chicken and fried chicken tenders. Fuku+ used to sell Momofuku’s signature chicken sandwich, but that place closed along with Ma Peche. Now, this is the main place to get a Momofuku branded chicken sandwich.