McDonalds’ Chicken Nuggets are NOT boneless

UPDATE 3.24.11- The owner of the McDonalds called and sounded very sincere on the phone, while having no idea how his restaraunt was being run. We were offered more free food, but politely declined. McDonalds’ insurance has now served Tyson Foods Inc with a bone notice.

Tyson Foods Inc bone notice

Tyson Foods make McDonalds Chicken McNuggets, and some have bones

“The chicken mcnuggets already come packaged and prepared to our insured location and they are not altered in any way; therefore Tyson Foods Inc. may be liable for said incident.”

Wow, my image of McDonalds is going right down the tubes. They don’t actually make their food, they just heat it up and put it in a bag? I’m loving it!

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I’m not a litigious guy, but I feel like something needs to be said about McDonalds and the bones in their Chicken McNuggets. Tonight is Friday, so the wife and I took the kids to McDonalds so they could play with their friends on the playground. Tonight was mostly like every other Friday, except that Fletch received two surprises in his happy meal.

  1. A Superman action figure ( nicely packed in it’s own plastic bag )
  2. A chicken bone ( hidden inside of a nugget )

The chicken bone came as quite a shocker. Fletch was eating slow as usual and got really weird, then started spitting out his nugget onto the bench. At first I thought he had a cough and was trying not to choke. After I cleaned all the mush off the bench I found this CHICKEN BONE!!!

This bone is on a nugget only for size reference

Holding the chicken bone from Fletch's Chicken McNugget

The manager of this location showed zero sympathy that my three year old just bit into a chicken bone and said we have to fill out an incident report. Notice the form is folded in half. The manager gave my wife Jenn the form folded in half and said to fill out our name and phone number. He will fill out the remainder of the form. He also said this isn’t the first time this has happened, and that McDonalds will just recall the batch of chicken that our bone filled McNugget came from.

Jenn filling out the McDonalds incident report for finding a chicken bone in a Chicken McNugget

Something else I’d like to point out is McDonalds says on their website their chicken McNuggets are boneless.

McDonalds lies about their Chicken McNuggets being boneless. My son bit into a chicken bone in a Chicken McNugget 2 hours ago, they are not boneless

While most chicken McNuggets are probably boneless, I consider this a straight up lie. How can big corporations like McDonalds get away with bold face lies and nobody does anything about it? In the past I didn’t care because I knew their food was shit, so I didn’t eat there ( even though I did grow up on McDonalds ). Now that I’m a parent, my wife and I are no match for the marketing power of McDonalds, their toys, and their Playplaces.

So, that’s all I know to do right now, make some noise. McDonalds will continue selling their mostly boneless chicken McNuggets and silencing anybody who finds the golden nuggets with bones.


If you think I’m crazy, you can ask Google about bones in Chicken McNuggets. If you’re into Facebook, there is a group you can join called Mc Donalds chicken nuggets DO contain bones!!