Wendy's set out on a mission to score millions of likes to bring back one of its hottest sellers. And it worked — quickly.
When the fast food chain discontinued its spicy chicken nuggets back in 2017, a lot of customers were very, very disappointed. And even though Burger King brought the heat with its own version of the crispy meal shortly after, it didn't seem to fill the void for nugget fans. Among those who really missed Wendy's spicy nuggets was Chance The Rapper.
On Saturday, the performer tweeted, "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."
That's when Wendy's — which is known for using social media to stir up some fast-food drama — stepped up to the plate.
"Y’all keep asking, so here’s your chance," the chain's social media team wrote. "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!"
The request brought social solidarity across Twitter to bring back the nuggets.
A lot of tweeters took the promo pretty seriously.
And anyone who tried to say that Burger King's spicy chicken nuggets were enough were directly slammed by its competitor.
As the number of likes climbed, fast-food fans were filled with hope.
There was plenty of excitement as the numbers continued to climb.
By Monday morning, the tweet reached its goal with over 2.1 million likes.
When reached by TODAY Food, a spokesperson for the chain was unable to provide specific details as to when the spicy nuggets would be making their official return.
"While we can’t give an exact date that Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets will be back on the menu, we can promise they’ll be just as good as everyone remembers! (And worth the hype!)," the spokesperson said.
When the fiery nuggets do make a comeback, hopefully Wendy's will clap back at Burger King (again!) and sell 10 of them for $1.