Better than Nugget Night? Reply

Kait Quinn & Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff

Bri Robbins and Kait Quinn ventured out to experiment three different chicken nugget locations around Lasell. They looked for price, quality, environment, and overall experience. They went to McDonald’s in Waltham, Wendy’s in Waltham and to Shaw’s in Auburndale.

McDonald’s

789 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451 (781)-893-6640

For $1.59, four Chicken McNuggets from the value menu seemed like a bargain. The service was fast as expected (considering it should be since it is a fast food restaurant). The McNuggets were crispy and soft on the inside; a lit- tle too soft. The nuggets were still hot, but the quality taste was poor. The flavor was not really there, and it required some buffalo sauce to spice it up.

5 out of 10 stars

Wendy’s

806 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453 (781) 899-2795

A four-piece nugget was only $0.99, as an upgrade to the six-piece is $1.49. We had friendly service from the employees at Wendy’s compared to other fast food restaurants. The wait on the nuggets was extremely quick and the nuggets were still warm. These nuggets had crispy outside and all-white meat on the inside. and had enough flavor that the nuggets did not need any sauce.

9 out of 10 stars

Perdue Chicken Nuggets

Shaw’s – 2040 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02466 (617) 965-1793

Bri- The Perdue Chicken Nuggets are in the frozen food section. The nuggets are already cooked and just need to be reheated. The cost was $3.49 for 19-24 nuggets. I chose to cook my nuggets in the microwave. Cooking took a total of two minutes, as the nuggets required flipping halfway through. The nuggets were a little chewy because of the microwave.

6 out of 10 stars

Kait- For $4.98, I got 24 oz. (8 servings) worth of chicken nuggets. After pre-heating my oven to 425 degrees, I placed five frozen nuggets (serving size) on a single layer on aluminum foil on a baking sheet. The nuggets stayed in the oven for five minutes. I then took them out and flipped them all over and put them back in for an additional four minutes. The inside of the nugget was warm and all white meat. They needed a little bit of ketchup to spruce up the flavor. It was worth the trouble, but take-out is easier!

7 out of 10 stars

After trying all three different locations, Bri and Kait agreed that Wendy’s was the best place for nuggets based on price, quality, environment, and overall experience. Wendy’s was not only delicious, but it was also cheap and easy. Perdue was a close second on taste, but it takes more time because it needs to be purchased and cooked. McDonald’s McNuggets were bland and did not have any special flavor or taste to it.

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