You Should Never Order Chicken Nuggets At Wendy's. Here's Why

Wendy's chicken nuggets get a lot of hype. We all remember the world losing its mind in elation when Wendy's spicy nuggets were brought back in 2019 and when, in 2017, Nugget Boy broke Twitter in his attempt to get free nuggets for a year from Wendy's, which he did indeed receive (via Buzzfeed). Unfortunately, not every nugget from every Wendy's restaurant is deserving of all this love and affection. There's bound to be a bad apple – or a bad nugget – in some of those bunches, and self-professed former employees and customers on Reddit are here to tell us all about it.

In response to the question, "Fast food workers, what's an item people should absolutely stop ordering from your restaurant?" a user responded with a tale that combines utter laziness with ingenuity and equals something that looks and possibly tastes like a chicken nugget but is definitely not anything you want to eat. Yep, this is another allegation of odd things going on in the kitchen. As with everything confessed on Reddit, this should be taken with a grain of salt. We have no way of verifying this account. But if this Redditor's story is to be believed, your Wendy's chicken nuggets are possibly being fried right along with the bag they came in.

Wendy's chicken nuggets might not be getting the best treatment in the kitchen

In answer to the question of what not to order, user cnstarz alleged that his ex-wife worked for Wendy's and when the restaurant needed to fry a fresh batch of chicken nuggets, employees would just "dip the bottom of the plastic bag into the fryer so that it would melt and the nuggets would fall out. They were too f***ing lazy to open the bag properly." This takes the cake for cutting corners, honestly. The thing is, scientists are already concerned about our consumption of microplastics, which may damage our immune system and upset gut balance, according to National Geographic. Do we really need to be eating chicken nuggets cooked in oil that's possibly laced with unnecessary dissolved plastics? No thanks. Thankfully, a single internet horror story doesn't prove that employees fried plastic bags.

But there's also the issue of texture and taste. People vented on Reddit, suspecting the quality of Wendy's nuggets has changed. They claimed the nuggets had become tougher. One user said, "Now even fresh they taste odd, texture isn't there either." Funny they would mention freshness since another Redditor and self-described ex-Wendy's employee claimed, "Those chicken nuggets are usually old as hell... and the warmup for new orders is to throw them in the fryer for a sec so they look fresh." Doesn't that sound appetizing? Maybe we should just stick to Wendy's baked potato just in case.