Guy Who Won Year’s Supply Of Chicken Nuggets Reveals How Many He’s Eaten


I’m going to be straight with you, I don’t get the whole chicken nugget hype. Everybody talks about them like they’re this supreme endeavour of taste when in reality it’s just chicken.

Gimme a Big Mac or a heart attack on a plate any day, but chicken nuggets – nope, they’re not for me.

However I’m one of the 0.1 per cent of carnivores who just aren’t overly fussed about them. The masses are obsessed and will probably quiver with envy when they hear about this guy who, one year ago today, began his quest for free nuggs.

Familiarise yourself with Carter Wilkerson. Just a normal kid from Reno, Nevada – though he may look a bit like Napoleon Dynamite, they’re not to be confused!


On April 5, 2017, Carter awoke to a revelation. This was his day of reckoning.

He woke up and sent a humble tweet to Wendy’s, a tweet which would change the course of his life forever. Sort of.

So what did the tweet say? Specifically it was:

Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?

Carter wasn’t Twitter famous back then but what he lacked in followers, he made up for in commitment.

When Wendy’s responded, Carter wasn’t phased by their request. He was inspired.

To any normal human being, 18 million would seem utterly impossible but Carter didn’t think this way and through the hashtag #NuggsForCarter, he was able to get 3.6 million retweets.

Not only that but he set a new world record for retweets after shattering Ellen Degeneres’ Oscar’s tweet. Remember before when I told you the world adored nuggs… A world record tweet for nuggets.

Clearly blown away by Carter’s enthusiasm for golden crispy nuggets, Wendy’s decided to grant him his request – one whole years worth of free nuggs. Not only this but they also donated $100,000 in Carter’s name to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

So a year on from the original tweet – just how many nuggets has Carter devoured.

400, according to Metro. Now let’s just clear a few things up. Although it’s been a year to the day since the initial tweet, it hasn’t been a full year since he got unlimited chicken.

But still. 400 in 11 months. RIDICULOUS. Even I, who openly don’t care for chicken nuggets, would eat more than this in a year’s free supply.

So let’s do the math. Carter was granted a year of free nuggets on May 9 2017 – 331 days ago. Say Carter ate chicken nuggets five days a week and had six nuggs a day – he would’ve consumed 1,410 nuggs.

Say he only had six nuggets, three days a week, he would’ve demolished 846.

400 is a disgrace. An insult. I personally think Wendy’s should turn this contract around and make him pay. Better than that – crucify him on a cross made entirely from the chicken he should’ve consumed, but didn’t.

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However, one good thing has come of this as Carter has declared April 5 chicken nugget day.

There’s already a chicken nugget day on November 13, but hey, might as well throw a few more in the mix too.

Fair play to Carter. He may not have eaten as many chicken nuggets as someone like me, but he did prove how anything is possible through a humble tweet.