- Wendy’s says it’s bringing back its spicy chicken nuggets after years of customers calling for the beloved menu item’s return.
- “Y’all keep asking, so here’s your chance. The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet (this one right here) to 2 Million likes, they will bring SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS BACK. Let’s freakin’ do this!” Wendy’s tweeted on Saturday.
- By Sunday, the tweet had been liked more than 2 million times – and Wendy’s said it planned to follow through on its promise to bring back the nuggets.
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Wendy’s is finally bringing back its spicy chicken nuggets.
On Saturday, the fast-food chain quote-tweeted a tweet from Chance the Rapper: “Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy’s WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today.”
Wendy’s issued a challenge that could make the dreams of Chance the Rapper – and those of the nuggets’ other fans – a reality.
“Y’all keep asking, so here’s your chance. The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet (this one right here) to 2 Million likes, they will bring SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS BACK. Let’s freakin’ do this!” Wendy’s tweeted.
By Sunday evening, the tweet had been liked more than 2 million times. As of Monday morning, the tweet had more than 2 million likes and 400,000 retweets.
Wendy’s said late Sunday that it would stay true to its promise.
“THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y’all are crazy! That took like a day and a half! WHAT?! We don’t know when yet, gotta figure it out, but soon, and OK, LOSING IT RIGHT NOW THIS IS AMAZING!!” the fast-food brand tweeted.
The news of the return of the spicy nuggets, which Wendy’s slashed from the menu in 2017, was met with celebration.
— Michael Ognar (@MichaelOgnar) May 6, 2019
I swear @chancetherapper was reading my mind because I talk about wanting spicy nuggets everyday lol everyone please like and retweet so we can have our nuggets back! #WendysSpicyNuggets https://t.co/dVL1zexCbf
— OctomusPrime (@Octargets11) May 5, 2019
— Olivia Cummins (@LiviaCummins4) May 4, 2019
Over the past three years, Wendy’s has faced widespread pressure to bring back the spicy nuggets. A Change.org petition calling for the return of the nuggets has been signed more than 10,000 times.
The chain said it took the nuggets off the menu because of a lack of demand.
As Wendy’s said on Twitter, it’s unclear when the spicy chicken nuggets will return and whether they will be a permanent menu item. Wendy’s didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for further information about the return of the nuggets.
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