“Call this buffalo wild wings and ask for just beans they get soooo mad," the video reads, posting the phone number to a Buffalo Wild Wings in San Jose.
It already has amassed over 1.6 million likes and 7 million views on the platform as of Thursday, bolstered by people commenting on whether the prank has successfully worked or not.
It's to the point, commenters on the video remarked, that this Buffalo Wild Wings location has turned off its phones due to the onslaught of calls it's received. (A call to the location made by SFGATE was disconnected after one dial tone.)
And now, the prank has likely extended to other Buffalo Wild Wings across the United States, as TikTok users claimed to call up their local Buffalo Wild Wings for the same bit.
Yelp has also enabled its "unusual activity alert" for this location, which takes place whenever "people come to this page to post their views on the news."
The gag has existed since at least February 2020, when one prankster on YouTube by the name of Jesus Christ claimed they "called everyday for two months asking for beans and now they just hang up or get really mad." Reviews on TripAdvisor for the location have also been bombarded with bean trolls since February of this year, with more than half the location's reviews making bean jokes.aside">
It's oddly reminiscent of a TikTok meme conducted through McDonald's drive-thrus when a promotional meal for the rapper Travis Scott dropped last year. In this prank, a driver blasts the song "Sicko Mode" through speakers in lieu of ordering a meal; hundreds of pranksters partook in the joke for TikTok notoriety.
Inspire Brands, the parent corporation of Buffalo Wild Wings, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from SFGATE.
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