The power of Twitter is undeniable! On Saturday, May 4, Chance the Rapper took to the social media platform to share his wishes for the day, and at least one of them (partially) came true.
“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,” the 26-year-old musician wrote.
Wendy’s was quick to respond, writing back: “It won’t be today, but there’s always a chance.”
The fast-food chain then changed its tune slightly and issued a challenge to fans of its spicy chicken nuggets, which were last available circa 2017. “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,” the restaurant’s Twitter account declared. “Let’s freakin’ do this!”
Within a matter of hours, the Twitterverse came through and delivered two million likes, and counting. In fact, even Wendy’s was overwhelmed by the rapid response. “THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back!” the brand’s Twitter account shared on Monday, May 6. “Y’all are crazy! That took like a day and a half! WHAT?!”
Still, that doesn’t mean fans can expect to saunter into a Wendy’s and order some spicy nuggets tomorrow. “We don’t know when yet, gotta figure it out, but soon,” the status added, calling the response “amazing.”
The “No Problem” singer responded Monday by tweeting “#WendysSpicyNuggets” and sharing a SoundCloud link to a track he created with Lil Yachty called “Atlanta House Freestyle.”
Believe it or not, this is hardly the first time a celebrity has interacted with a fast-food chain on social media in an effort to bring back a beloved (and discontinued) food item. In February, Chrissy Teigen appealed to KFC via Twitter and inquired about a meal she once had overseas more than a decade ago. “Please @kfc I need your help. 15 years ago, I had spicy kee mao chicken at your fine establishment in Thailand. I’ve been there a few times since and no one ever knows what I’m talking about,” she wrote. “I want to recreate the recipe as it is a major happy memory for me. Please help ty.”
Though both KFC and KFC Thailand tweeted at the Cravings author and told her they were working to track down the dish, its existence still remains a mystery, apparently. As Teigen later added: “At this point I just need to know it existed. It was before social media and I can’t find a single photo of it. Just crispy kee mao fried chicken. It had such distinct seasonings. I beg you.”
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