Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wendy's Getting Saucy

As many of you may have heard, Wendy's Twitter account has earned a lot of attention through some unconventional tweets. While this story has picked up a lot of traction here and there, here is a rundown of exactly what went down.

On January 2nd, 2017, an articulate user named Thuggy D lashed out to a tweet that Wendy's had put out about their "fresh, never frozen beef" (a popular slogan of Wendy's).
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Wendy's had a pretty typical response. This is where Thuggy- D made the tragic mistake of setting himself up for a roasting. 

Yikes. Wendy's had tried to reason with the confrontational Thuggy-D. But they had about had it.

DOUBLE YIKES. Do you need a frosty for that burn? The roasting continues, look if you dare.

And that was the last time anyone had heard from Thuggy-D. This exchange caused a Twitter uproar. People started tweeting at Wendy's, provoking the fast-food chain. Wendy's never disappointed.

(I loled at that one) According to the Twitter following tool TwitterCounter, Wendy's picked up around 350,000 new followers since the ordeal.

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Even Anderson Cooper wanted to get in on the action and reenacted the scene. All was fun and games until January 4th when Wendy's tweeted a controversial tweet featuring Pepe the Frog. The meme is considered by the Anti-Defamation League to be a hate symbol (although that was not the purpose of the cartoonist who drew the creepy frog. Unsure of what his intentions were... TBD) The tweet was soon deleted by the account, but naturally it's all over the internet.

The Daily Dot reached out to Amy Brown, the mastermind behind the Twitter roast (please be my best friend). Brown had said that she had no intention of going viral and that conversations like this actually happen all the time. Everyone inside the company is thrilled. Brown even stated that Thuggy-D is far from the first person to ask how the beef stays cold if it's not frozen (oh boy...).

I personally do not have a Twitter, but I would make one just to follow Wendy's sassy twitter account. The roast tweets were even the subject of an episode from Fine Brothers Entertainment on Youtube which snagged 3.5 million views in less than a week.

Mad props Wendy's. Mad props.

P.S. Thuggy-D was actually heard from again. While he may have forgotten what a fridge was, he gets an A+ in sportmanship.


  1. I love this post because I love this story! I just think it's important to note that because people are so easily offended these days it's only a matter of time before the person running the account has to change what they are doing. I hope this isn't the case because I love it but anything can happen these days

  2. I agree with Jenny! Not only do I love this story but I also love Wendy's. Its fun to see companies that you like be genuinely funny and interacting with others in a real way; however, not offending anyone can prove tricky in todays day and age.

  3. This is hilarious. It's so funny to see companies go back and forth with their customers. For once, a company isn't taking themselves too seriously...and its actually really refreshing. I personally feel that consumers are far too sensitive these days and need a little humor in their lives.