McDonald’s (MCD -0.82%) has 10 million pounds of Mighty Wings it needs to sell soon.
McDonald’s was “unable to sell enough,” according to Jargon.
Earlier this year, CEO Don Thompson said that the chicken wings aren’t the smash success it had hoped for.
While Mighty Wings apparently met internal targets, the item was “was not strong enough to offset” weak sales trends, Thompson said on a conference call.
Here are some of the reasons they flopped:
- Spice: Thompson said the wings were too spicy for many customers’ tastes.
- Appearance: The Mighty Wings looked too much like “McNuggets with bones,” writes Susan Berfield at Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Economy: Many McDonald’s customers are still struggling financially — and are more likely to spend their hard-earned money on a tried-and-true favorite.
The fast food giant is currently implementing a plan to get rid of the wings.