The nuggets are expected to be completely sold out at most locations in the coming days

By Mary Honkus
October 02, 2020 01:17 PM
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Could these nuggets be the Popeyes chicken sandwich of 2020?

In just two weeks since their debut, McDonald's limited-edition spicy chicken nuggets are selling out across the country — and it is expected that most locations will be completely sold out within the next few days.

The spicy chicken nuggets were introduced to the fast-food chain's menu on September 16 alongside the Mighty Hot Sauce and Chips Ahoy! McFlurry — which are also on the brink of selling out.

"We’re thrilled with the positive response to these limited-time offerings," McDonald's said in a statement. "If our customers truly can’t get enough, there’s always a chance we’ll bring limited-time menu items back in the future. You never know, you might just see some of these fan-favorites again soon...”

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Though these were the first new McNuggets added to the chain's menu since the original debuted 1983, they were never meant to be added to the permanent menu. The limited-time offerings "allow our restaurants to serve new menu items based on the latest industry trends while still maintaining a menu of fan-favorites for their customers," McDonald's states.

According to Business Insider, this is the second time in less than a month that McDonald's has experienced shortages of limited-edition menu items. Quarter Pounder ingredients were becoming scarce due to the popularity of the Travis Scott meal which consists of a cheeseburger, fries, BBQ dipping sauce, and a sprite.

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The Travis Scott meal is available at locations until Sunday, October 4 — so pick up a meal and some spicy nuggets before they're both gone for good.