Spicy chicken nuggets are coming back to Wendy's — and they have an official launch date now

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 25, 2019

They're baaaack.

Wendy's announced it was bringing back spicy chicken nuggets in May, and now the fast food company has set a date. People can get their hands on the little nuggets of heaven beginning August 19, according to a not-so-cryptic tweet from the eatery's Twitter account.

The journey to get spicy chicken nuggets back on the menu has been an interesting one, featuring social media pleas, a celebrity and a weird deal.

Chance The Rapper tweeted 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."

And to everyone's shock Wendy's responded the same day with a deal: if their tweet got 2 million likes, they would bring back spicy chicken nuggets.

"Y'all keep asking, so here's your chance," the tweet read. "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 next day, Wendy's announced the nuggets were coming back.

"THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Spicy Chicken Nuggets are coming back! Y'all are crazy!," the chain tweeted May 5. "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!!"

So get ready, Wendy's fans: August 19 is the day your life will get a little spicier.