McDonald’s Offering Massive 48-McNuggets Bucket in Japan, But True Idol Fans Need to Eat 1,200
On this, a federally-mandated day set aside for unadulterated gluttony, we think that McDonald’s finally may have gone too far.
This week, the fast food chain announced that its Chicken McNuggets, which are pretty popular in Japan, will soon be available in a 48-count in the Asian country.
The packaging for the new-ish menu item will feature members of NGT48 (colloquially known as “Nugget 48”), one of Japan’s most popular J-Pop groups. For every McNugget bucket purchased, customers will receive a commemorative card featuring one of the group’s 25 members. As Fox points out, a person would have to order at least 25 buckets, or 1,200 nuggets, to collect all 25 cards — and that’s assuming they never get the same card twice.
The move is part of an ongoing turnaround effort by Mcdonald’s. Last month, the company make its breakfast menu available throughout the day and recently introduced “McPick 2,” a menu option that allows customers to buy two items for just $2.