If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, and are a fan of chicken in all of its many forms, then there is a potential treat in store for you.
McDonald's is now testing its new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders in 138 restaurants around the Charlotte area. The tenders are made with no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and no MSG, making it a good option for consumers trying to avoid unnatural additives in their food. Additionally, the tenders are made with 100 percent white meat.
Even better, McDonald's does not use chicken that has been treated with antibiotics that are important to human medicine as a rule.
The tenders are battered with authentic seasonings and available in different portion sizes, according to the press release, although specifics were not given.
"This is the south and in the south you have to have good chicken! There are a lot of competitors in this market and we wanted to play in that arena and expand our chicken offerings," Jeff Stanton, the local McDonald's owner and operator, said in the press release. "We are excited to introduce our Charlotte customers to Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, which taste great and are simply delicious especially paired with our new Signature sauce."
Signature sauce? That sounds interesting.
Additionally, Chef Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA, had this to say:
"The introduction of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders is part of McDonald’s efforts to continue our food journey by listening to our customers... We know people love chicken tenders, and we are committed to creating great tasting food with quality ingredients and testing new innovations for our customers. Along with the chicken tenders, we are also testing a new Signature sauce, which is slightly tangy and sweet and makes the 'perfect pairing.'"
What do you think? Will you be trying out the new tenders and the new sauce if you live near Charlotte?