Did you know that McDonald’s used to carry onion nuggets? Back in the 1970s, onion pieces that were dipped in batter and fried were created for McDonald’s and tested around the U.S. When the idea for chicken McNuggets came about, though, onion nuggets fell to the wayside, and suffice it to say, chicken McNuggets have certainly made a name for themselves in a way the McDonald’s onion nuggets did not. So, while it was in an entirely different shape than onion rings, McDonald’s already took a shot at a fried onion snack, and its tried-and-true products reigned supreme.
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♬ original sound – Chef Mike Haracz
While this anecdote may make a McDonald’s onion ring being offered in the future sound even less likely, Mike Haracz thinks it’s still possible. According to him, though, “it would probably be a limited time offer –– just because of efficiencies.” So, we could see onion rings hit McDonald’s menus for a limited time one day. Still, one thing is for sure: McDonald’s french fries clearly aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and for this we are eternally grateful.