What It'll Cost You For A Year Of Free Chicken Nuggets A 16-year-old asked Wendy's on Twitter how many retweets would get him a year of free chicken nuggets. Wendy's said: 18 million. Carter Wilkerson has now been retweeted more than 2.5 million times.
NPR logo

What It'll Cost You For A Year Of Free Chicken Nuggets

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/523534063/523534084" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
What It'll Cost You For A Year Of Free Chicken Nuggets

What It'll Cost You For A Year Of Free Chicken Nuggets

What It'll Cost You For A Year Of Free Chicken Nuggets

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/523534063/523534084" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A 16-year-old asked Wendy's on Twitter how many retweets would get him a year of free chicken nuggets. Wendy's said: 18 million. Carter Wilkerson has now been retweeted more than 2.5 million times.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. It was really just a joke. Sixteen-year-old Carter Wilkerson of Nevada tweeted yo, Wendy's, how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets? And then Wendy's answered - 18 million. And Carter got to work. His chicken tweet has now been retweeted more than 2.5 million times. If he hits 3.3 million, he'll set a record held by Ellen DeGeneres. And with all the publicity that would bring, maybe Wendy's would throw him a bone or a bunch of nuggets. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2017 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.