Twitter is helping him make it happen
Last month, a fast-food war ignited on Twitter when Wendy’s burned McDonald’s in a clash over fresh-versus-frozen beef patties.
.@McDonalds So you’ll still use frozen beef in MOST of your burgers in ALL of your restaurants? Asking for a friend.— Wendy’s (@Wendy’s) 1490889659
But Wendy’s may have to pay up after a snarky reply to a big fan could come back to bite them on the buns.
@carterjwm 18 Million— Wendy’s (@Wendy’s) 1491445934
While 18 million retweets seems nearly impossible, as of Friday morning, Carter Wilkerson had already reached the million mark and Wendy’s can’t believe it:
1 Million?!?! Officially SHOOK https://t.co/XZ1AafXo2p— Wendy’s (@Wendy’s) 1491580387
To put things in perspective, the most retweeted tweet in the social media platform’s history was Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie which earned 3.2 million retweets. Wilkerson’s tweet would have to be retweeted by five percent of Twitter’s users to reach his goal, but he has help. Someone set up a GoFundMe page with a $62,000 goal to buy him enough retweets to get him to 18 million. But that seems a bit excessive being that Wilkerson would only need $1,960 to buy a six-piece nuggets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day for an entire year.
A hashtag has been set up to help Wilkerson meet his goal and even Microsoft is using it.
This is Carter, as you can see he likes to eat Wendy's chicken nuggets in his free time. #Nuggsforcarter #NUGGLORD… https://t.co/sEpLCN6zUw— Born_Saucy (@Born_Saucy) 1491531564
We're in. How about you, @Amazon and @Google? #NuggsForCarter https://t.co/zi8FmD6Cf8— Microsoft (@Microsoft) 1491599156