Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker behind Super Size Me, is going after the fast-food industry again in a sequel to his hit 2004 documentary that skewered McDonald’s.
This time, he’s focusing on the chicken industry.
The sequel, called Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, is focused on how major fast-food chains develop, cook, and market chicken products. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Variety reports.
We don’t know yet what restaurants are going to be featured in the film, but given the filmmaker’s history of hammering McDonald’s, it’s probably a safe bet that he’ll pick on the Golden Arches again.
McDonald’s has made an effort recently to be transparent about its food processes.
Here’s how the chain’s chicken nuggets are made, according to
a video by McDonald’s Canada.
Here's a photo of so-called pink goop that often gets associated with McNuggets. 'We don't know what it is or where it came from, but it has nothing to do with our Chicken McNuggets,' says Nicoletta Stefou, the supply-chain manager at McDonald's Canada.
'First, we separate all of the chicken cuts and set aside the chicken-breast meat for the Chicken McNuggets,' says Jen Rabideau, a product-development scientist for Cargill.
Here, the chicken is pushed into the blending room, which is essentially a giant chamber that will transport it to the blender.
Inside the blender, the ground chicken meat is mixed with some seasonings and chicken skin for flavoring.
In the 'forming room,' the blended chicken meat is portioned into the four chicken McNugget shapes: the ball, the bell, the boot, and the bow tie.
Then the nuggets travel down the assembly line to be covered in a light batter, which is shown in the center of this photo.
After being dipped in the light batter, they are covered in a second, thicker batter called tempura.
The chicken nuggets come out on the other side looking a bit like sugar cookies before they are sent into a fryer.
Breaking a fried nugget in half, you can see that it's a bit raw inside. The nuggets will now be frozen and sent to McDonald's restaurants, where they will be fully cooked.
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