What Is The "Its A Chicken Salad" On TikTok? Viral TikTok Makes Cleveland Deli Famous Overnight

TikTok is a place where anything can become popular if enough people find it funny.
TikTok is a place where anything can become popular if enough people find it funny.( Source : techcrunch )


TikTok is the most popular social media app in the world right now because almost anyone can become famous off it.

People have gained fame on the app by traditional means such as dancing, singing, and acting in skits, but there are also a whole host of people who has become famous for the weirdest of reasons.

Due to the short-form nature of the videos in the app, almost anything can become funny and interesting, and many have.

People have gained fame in the app for moving their faces a certain way, having funny accidents, starting weird trends, and many more. As such, the fact that a normal casual advertisement for a chicken salad on TikTok has not only gained fame but become viral comes as no surprise for anyone who has used the app for some time.

What Is The "It's A Chicken Salad" On TikTok? 

The "It's A Chicken Salad" on TikTok is a viral meme of the sound of a woman talking about a chicken salad.

In the sound, a woman simply describes that she is eating a chicken salad, the ingredients of said salad, and the name of the restaurant where she got it.

She is also telling the people to come and eat the salad. At face value, the sound is nothing strange or even particularly special.

The Chicken Salad and the person who ordered it Nisha Godfrey
The Chicken Salad and the person who ordered it Nisha Godfrey ( Source : news )

It's simply a woman, an African-American woman, in a deadpan voice talking about a chicken salad and telling people to eat it. This sound has been all over TikTok lately, with people using it in skits, acting it out, or commenting on it. 

It has become the new viral meme on the app, and once one looks into the original video, one will find that its origin is even more normal and mundane than one could guess.


"It's A Chicken Salad" On TikTok Original Video

The original video spawned the "It's a Chicken Salad" meme is just of a woman eating a chicken salad and telling people it's really good.

One day, an African American woman named Nisha Godfrey came to a Deli called the East 81st Deli to get some food.

It was her normal haunt, and she had been there many times. As it was a hot day, she didn't want anything too heavy, so out of a whim, she decided to order the chicken salad to try it for the first time.

She loved it, and the owner of the deli, Wael Hebawi, decided to make a quick TikTok of her order. 

In the video, Hebawi asked Godfrey what she was eating and where she got it, and after being prompted, she replied with what became the viral sound.

The original poster of the video was the 81st Deli, the place where Nisha Godfrey got the Chicken Salad
The original poster of the video was the 81st Deli, the place where Nisha Godfrey got the Chicken Salad ( Source : tiktok )

In her reply, she told people that they need to come up there and try one of those chicken salads.

She then described the ingredients in the salad, like chicken, pickles, banana peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions, though the video cut off here. Despite nothing else to the video, it blew up and has had over 20 million views and almost four million likes.

For some reason, people enjoyed Godfrey's voice, and the comments were filled with people stating that they loved her voice and the way she described the order. Because of that one TikTok, the deli's business has skyrocketed, and Godfrey has garnered over 160K followers on her TikTok page.


How To Do The "It's A Chicken Salad" TikTok Trend?

Due to how viral the "It's A Chicken Salad" sound became on TikTok, it quickly became a trend.

In the trend, people used the sound to describe either they or someone else recommending a certain food.

For example, a user used the sound to play under a skit where her nephew tried to convince her to eat one of his Cheeto Puffs. Another example of the trend was another user using the sound to play under a video where she talked about eating a whole rotisserie chicken for her protein intake. 

Even Lizzo has duetted the Its a Chicken Salad video
Even Lizzo has duetted the Its a Chicken Salad video ( Source : thetealmango )

Even celebrities have started to join in on the trend as Lizzo used the sound to advertise another restaurant.

She used it to show off her vegan sandwich from the North Carolina restaurant Oh My Soul. TikTok is a strange place where one just cannot predict what will become popular or grow viral, and this is just one of those examples.



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