Wendy's is bringing back its spicy chicken nuggets after a viral tweet racked up more than 2 million likes in 2 days

Hollis JohnsonWendy’s says it’s finally bringing back its spicy chicken nuggets.
  • 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.

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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.

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The news of the return of the spicy nuggets, which Wendy’s slashed from the menu in 2017, was met with celebration.

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.


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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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