Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets will return to menus this August

Wendy’s makes a spicy comeback! Fans of Wendy’s beloved spicy chicken nuggets will finally find them back on menus this summer, thanks to the power of social media.

Photo courtesy: Wendy’s


The restaurant chain hinted at the return of its spicy chicken nuggets on August 19 with a cryptic tweet via its Twitter page.

“The stars have aligned,” the Twitter post said.

Fans started freaking out in response, trying to confirm the return of their fan-favorite item. In follow-up tweets, Wendy’s confirmed that the nuggets are, in fact, returning in August.


Wendy’s pulled the popular spicy chicken nuggets from menus back in 2017, and fans have been clamoring to get the item back ever since.

“THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y’all are crazy!” Wendy’s stated in a tweet.

The decision came after a Wendy’s tweet dangling the return of the item got more than 2 million likes in less than two days.

“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 tweet said.

Fans of the popular item can actually thank a tweet by hip hop artist Chance the Rapper for getting the ball rolling. On his Twitter account, the rapper initially 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.”

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Wendy’s saw the tweet and decided to capitalize on the social media opportunity. The fast food chain made a deal with Twitter users declaring to bring back the item if the tweet hit 2 million likes.

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