Wendy’s spicy chicken nugget fans, the stars have aligned – and you can thank Chance the Rapper.
Spicy chicken nuggets return to the Wendy’s menu Monday Aug. 12 after fans offered up 2 million likes and over 410,000 retweets to bring back the iconic menu item after a two-year absence.
The fast-food chain announced in a news release that it is giving away 2 million free Spicy Nuggets through DoorDash to “commemorate the 2 million fans who helped bring them back.”
Through Aug. 19 while supplies last, place a Wendy’s order through DoorDash and get a free six-count Spicy Chicken Nugget when you add an order to their cart and use code SPICYNUGGS at checkout. No purchase is necessary, but fees, taxes and gratuity still apply, according to the fine print.
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Originally, the nationwide nugget return was scheduled for Aug. 19, but the fast food chain rescheduled via Twitter on Thursday, tweeting “Hey Wendy’s, any chance we can get them sooner?” before replying “Ok! Spicy Chicken Nuggets will now be back in all restaurants THIS MONDAY! Get ready.”
It all started over three months ago when Chance the Rapper tweeted on May 4 “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 retweeted Chance just three hours later, promising that “the people in charge” would return the nuggets if the tweet could reach 2 million likes.
In less than 48 hours, the spicy chicken dish’s fate was sealed.
Wendy’s Twitter account teased the return June 24 with a discreet “Let’s hang” and an attached link to a Google calendar invite for the original Aug. 19 date that read:
“Hey, just wanted to send a lunch invite out to everyone. Was looking at the calendar and this seemed like it was probably the best date. Figured it would be a good chance for a couple million of us to get together. Just thought we’d throw a little nugget out there and see who wanted to hang. You’re gonna want to keep this on the schedule. :)”
Later that day, Wendy’s tweeted a photo of spicy chicken nuggets aligning in a shape similar to the Big Dipper constellation.
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