A couple of weeks ago, I pulled into the Wendy's by my apartment complex after a long road trip. I hopped out of my car, looking forward to a handful of spicy nuggets as a pick-me-up following the drive. I've always enjoyed Wendy's spicy nuggets as a quick spicy snack, and six of them always hit the spot for under 2 bucks.
I was shocked to discover that the spicy nuggets weren't on the menu at my Wendy's, because I couldn't recall hearing anything about the nuggets being pulled off of the menu. When I got back to my place, I dug around on the internet for a while to try and find answers about the nuggets, but there was no official release or any news on the nuggets anywhere.
Finally, I stumbled across a local news piece out of Ohio that gave me some answers. Turns out that Wendy's has been pulling their spicy nuggets out of stores NATIONWIDE, and didn't tell anybody about it.
I decided to reach out to Wendy's myself to see if I could get any additional information, but didn't get very far either. There's not much information being released by Wendy's regarding their removal of the spicy chicken nuggets, but here's what I did get from an official representative of the fast food chain:
"Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets are available in select cities across the country, and the traditional Chicken Nuggets are still available at all Wendy’s restaurants. Customers who are fans of Spicy Chicken Nuggets can opt for our Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Wendy’s also recently added an Asiago Ranch Chicken Club that can be ordered Grilled, Spicy or Homestyle."
Unfortunately, the spokesperson was unable to disclose a reason as to why the spicy nuggets were pulled in the first place.
UPDATE: However, Wendy's did write a blog post recently regarding the departure of the spicy nuggets, and revealed that the nuggets can still be found in the following locations:
Austin, Dallas and Waco, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri
Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Here's hoping they bring them back nationwide in the near future, I guess. I've got no choice but to look for some new post-road trip fuel in the meantime.