The chain sold out of the tenders but plans to bring them back by late December.
OAK BROOK, III. — McDonald’s Corp., recently announced that the newly released Buttermilk Crispy Tenders would be unavailable nationwide. The company acknowledged that its supply could not keep up with the significant demand for the chicken product.

“Because demand far surpassed our expectations, we will soon take a brief break from serving them at our restaurants,” McDonald’s said in a statement.

The company plans to have the tenders returned to McDonald’s restaurants nationwide by the end of December.

McDonald’s introduced Buttermilk Crispy Tenders to its menu on Sept. 27. The tenders are made with 100 percent white meat chicken that is battered, lightly seasoned and breaded.

The tenders are served alongside any of McDonald’s nine dipping sauces — Creamy Ranch, Honey, Honey Mustard, Hot Mustard, Spicy Buffalo, Sriracha Mac Sauce, Sweet ‘n Sour, Tangy Barbeque and the new Signature Sauce.

McDonald’s has been working at rebranding its chicken strips after trying to bring back the Chicken Selects for a limited time in 2015. The Chicken Selects launched in 2002 but were eventually removed from the regular menu in 2013.