McDonald’s Buttermilk Crispy Tenders Are Being Discontinued and Fans Are Not Pleased

The chain wasn’t prepared for such a high demand

At McDonald’s, chicken nuggets are forever — but the chain went on a bit of a tender hiatus circa 2013 when it discontinued Chicken Selects. This fall, they were reintroduced as Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, and fans loved them so much that now they’re being temporarily discontinued due to high demand and lack of supply.

Naturally, people are not happy about this. In the Twittersphere, fast food lovers are mourning the loss of their fried chicken must-have.

“What happened to the chicken tenders? @McDonalds,” @Lotto_Ced tweeted into the void.

“@McDonalds Chicken tenders the new ice cream machine or what?” @HunterScott asked, referring to the McFlurry machines that are allegedly always out of order.

“It’s a nationwide CRISIS MCDONALDS IS OUT OF CHICKEN TENDERS,” @LindsayRunquist wrote, clearly in a panic.

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“McDonalds discontinued the chicken tenders and I’m sad,” @PuhPuhPeter tweeted, followed by a sad face emoticon.

“@McDonalds Ummmm when did you guys stop serving the Crispy Chicken Tenders that was the best thing you ever had!!!!” @WeathersLeanne exclaimed.

But thankfully, not all hope is lost. A McDonald’s spokesperson told The Daily Meal that while this item may not currently be available in stores, it will most certainly be back in the near future.

“Our customers are lovin’ our new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. Because demand far surpassed our expectations, we will soon take a brief break from serving them at our restaurants,” the spokesperson said. “By the end of next month, however, our craveable and delicious tenders will be back and available for everyone's enjoyment.”

In the meantime, head over to Wendy’s or Burger King — both of which added tenders to their menus after McDonald’s launched the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders in late September. Or pay your condolences to these 15 McDonald’s menu items you’ll never see again.