- Hollis Johnson
Wendy’s is cutting spicy nuggets from its menu at locations across the US and customers are taking to social media to protest the loss of the flavor-packed chicken snacks.
The nuggets have been pulled from the menu in all but “select cities” around the US, the company told Business Insider. Wendy’s is close-lipped on exactly where customers can still find the spicy nuggets, but Foodbeast and Consumerist have reported that locations in Ohio, Iowa, and New York are all impacted by the change.
Angry customers are venting on social media about the loss of the spicy nuggets, which became a full-time menu item around 2010.
WHY THE HELL DID YOU TAKE SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS OFF YOUR MENU IT WAS LITERALLY THE BEST THING YOU OFFERED @Wendys
— bianka (@BIANKAALEXIS) March 1, 2017
Me: Yeah, uh, I’ll have a 4 piece spicy nugget.
Wendy’s: We actually discontinued our spicy nuggets..
— Kilbane (@couchstains) February 28, 2017
when u find out Wendy’s took spicy nuggets off their menu pic.twitter.com/UggCYGSyd8
— ABARTY (@abarty_intheusa) March 1, 2017
Roughly 1,500 people had signed a Change.org petition calling for the return of the spicy chicken nuggets as of Wednesday afternoon, Consumerist reported.
@WENDYS HOW TF ARE YOU GONNA JUST “discontinue” SPICY NUGGETS?!? WHOS IDEA WAS THIS??
— Brandmale (@BrandMale) March 1, 2017
Just when you think your day can’t get any worse, you find out Wendy’s discontinued spicy chicken nuggets
— Abe (@abbyondy) March 1, 2017
Hi @Wendys, please explain why in all that is good the world did yOU DISCONTINUE SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS. GIVE ME BACK THE FLAVOR (please).
— Beatrix Kiddo (@hannahchakim) March 1, 2017
At least one Twitter user is even asking that President Donald Trump take action against the menu change.
— Alexia (@alexxiamelhado) February 28, 2017
On Twitter, users have been talking about the loss of the nuggets since January.
— benjamin (@Boberhauz) January 27, 2017
got in a car accident this morning and wendy’s got rid of their spicy chicken nuggets.. can this day get any worse !!!!! ????
— justina (@JustinaWallin) January 30, 2017