Forget about what came first- the chicken or the egg. Chicken lovers love both equally. So does McDonald’s. But how is chicken sourced at McDonald’s? What makes the chicken in burgers, nuggets and wings so juicy and fresh?
McDonald’s, following its policy of locally sourcing the ingredients, gets its chicken from HACCP approved suppliers in South India and nuggets and patties are manufactured at a plant in Taloja near Mumbai.
And how are the McNuggets and patties used in burgers so crunchy on the outside and succulent inside? Minced boneless chicken is used to make nuggets and patties. After a milk wash and sprinkling of seasonings, the chicken mince is breaded twice before being coated with tempura batter. After an initial round of frying, the nuggets and patties are flash frozen and supplied to restaurants via the logistics team of McDonald’s. A fresh batch is deep fired at restaurants upon every order, so McNuggets and burgers are hot and fresh.
Moreover, McDonald’s is absolutely scrupulous about knowing all the antecedents about its chicken and all other raw materials. To that end it has established a total traceability program, designed to trace its chicken supplies from farm to restaurant as part of its quality assurance system. So they know where the chicken is supplied from, and its compliance with Quality and Food Safety Regulatory requirements is assured.