Chance The Rapper Brought Back Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets and Amy Schumer Called Him Out For It
Chance The Rapper loves him some Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets.
“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, of course, caught wind and replied:
“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.
Let’s freakin’ do this!”
And the people delivered. As of now, the tweet has 2.2 million likes.
In their classic, casual Wendy’s voice, the fast food chain congratulated their Twitter audience with a:
“THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y’all are crazy!
That took like a day and a half! WHAT?!
We don’t know when yet, gotta figure it out, but soon, and ok, LOSING IT RIGHT NOW THIS IS AMAZING!!”
CNN Business reports that fast food establishments like Wendy’s are happy to capitalize on celebrity tweets like Chance’s because the market is hyper-competitive.
“They are competing for the same audience. Customers are not typically loyal to any particular brand, so fast-food companies resort to outlandish marketing tactics and even more outrageous food creations to draw in customers,” reports the publication.
CNN continues: “Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets fall into the McDonald’s McRib and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte category of promotions: Limited-time offers of foods with a niche following. The fleeting promotion gets people to flock to restaurants to ensure they get a taste.”
Amy Schumer has a problem with Wendy’s
“Hey! We love @chancetherapper and hate to be the ones to tell him that Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields. This is true. Please read that sentence again. Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested with dignity NOT violence. Please join the @fairfoodprogram and #BoycottWendys link in my bio of how you can help. Also we are having a boy,” she wrote, drawing attention to her post by revealing the gender of her baby.
Schumer isn’t alone in her dissatisfaction. Students in universities spanning the United States have protested the fast-food chain, asking their places of higher education to ban Wendy’s from their campuses.
The New York Times recently reported on how the Immokalee workers’ initiative benefits around 35,000 laborers. It’s helped to improve working conditions in the tomato industry specifically, which has reduced incidences of violence and wage theft.
Wendy’s is said to be the last big fast food chain to join the program. However, a Wendy’s spokesperson told the Times that the chain has started buying tomatoes from indoor greenhouse farms in the U.S. and Canada.
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