McDonald's Japan Is Releasing A 48-Piece McNugget Meal

Watch Out America, McDonald's Japan Is Releasing a 48-Piece McNugget Meal

In case you're counting, and even if you're not, this bucket of 48 nuggets clocks in at well over 8300 kilojoules. But who's counting? Seriously, don't count.

While in the US, you can order a 40-piece Chicken McNugget meal, which is kind of amazing in itself, in Japan, the most you can get is a 15-piece set. This isn't the biggest McNuggets meal the fastfood chain has offered: limited-time only 50-piece McNugget meals have been offered in the US during the Super Bowl.

Likewise, the offer is for a limited time only. It's available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. The groups tend to have around 48 members (sometimes more, sometimes less), divided up into different teams. That's a lot of idols. That's ok, this is a lot of nuggets. Forty-eight nuggets is surely a whole chicken, no? Fifty has to be.

So, what's up with all these McNuggets? As Naver explains, when NGT48 was first announced earlier this year, people online in Japan kept calling the group "Nugget 48." So now the group, I guess, has already reached it final form with these nuggets? Let's hope not!

Yahoo! News Japan reports that the 48-piece set goes on sale in Niigata on December for 1800 yen ($20.31). Buckets are limited and this is a whole bunch of chicken, so bring a friend! Or, hell, 47.

Top image: McDonald's Japan [AKS [NGT48] H/t NariNari/Gossip Sokuhou/Rocketnews


    My brother went to KFC and got a bucket full of popcorn chicken once.

    48? lol when i was in LA it was 10 bucks for 50 0.o

      Yeah, I was in Vegas a couple of years ago and 20 nuggets was $5. With the Macca's being 24/7, and only 2 casinos down, that was hella convenient at 3am more than once.

    quite regularly after a 15 hour straight shift at work (weddings suck balls for hospitality managers), i go to the closest 24H drive thru, and buy a 20 piece nugget meal. Then i get them to give me a few tubs of the the spicy mayo from the mcspicy, and that shit is GOOD!

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