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The McRib Is Back
Tim Nelson, MyRecipes
via Yahoo Lifestyle - October 3, 2019
It comes but once a year, if that. Fans ruthlessly scour the internet for rumors and pore over store locations to get their hands on one before anyone else. And you can bet people are willing to wait in line for it. Im not talking about Apple fanboys hunting down a new iPhone, but the McDonalds McRib.
And just in time for (but not related to) the iPhone 11 launch, one of the strangest fast food menu items with the most inexplicable cult following makes its triumphant return. Like salmon swimming upstream to spawn, this pork sandwich that McDonalds describes as slathered in a tangy barbecue sauce and topped with slivered onions and tart pickles will be available at participating locations for a limited time. Chewboom reports that its been sold for $3.69 on its own, as part of a combo for $5.69, or available in a special two for $6 deal.
This year, it seems like devoted fans likely wont have to travel quite as far to get their hands on the sandwich thats popped up intermittently since debuting in 1981. Thats because McDonalds is bringing the McRib to more than 10,000 locations nationwide in 2019, up from about 9,000 last year.
That should be welcome news to many, given how much buzz the McRibs return has already generated on social media:
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McDonald’s McRib Is Back and Ready to Ruin You This Fall
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by Jenny G. Zhang, Eater
Oct 4, 2019
The McRib is back and ready to ruin you.
There are few things certain in life — death, taxes, whatever — but all of the U.S. can at least rest secure in the knowledge that the McDonald’s McRib is lurking out there, just waiting to sporadically resurface and lead its cult followers on a frenzied chase for rubbery, barbecue sauce-slathered, pork patty sandwiches before the corporate gods snatch them away once more.
This year, McDonald’s announced on Thursday, the McRib is returning on October 7 in more than 10,000 U.S. restaurants. This is one of the biggest rollouts of the McRib — which first appeared on McDonald’s menu in 1981 — in recent years, as Business Insider points out. The McRib, essentially the PSL of meat sandwiches, inspires a sort of well-practiced devotion that seems almost quaint in the age of disruptive Popeyes sandwich mania and stoner-grade Cheetos mozzarella sticks: fans regularly contribute to McRib Locator, a crowdsourced tracker of the elusive sandwich...
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