McRib “season” starts on December 2 at a McDonald’s near you.
McDonald’s has a holiday present for all the McRib lovers out there. For the first time since 2012, the tasty pork sandwich will be available in every store across America. First introduced in 1982, the sandwich rotates off and on the McDonald’s menu each year. The sandwich is normally only offered in certain markets, but this year the company decided to make it available to everyone. The McRib sandwich will hit stores for a limited time on December 2, 2020, just in time for the holidays.
If you’ve never had a McRib, don’t worry—it doesn’t have actual bones in it. The sandwich is made with a pork patty that resembles a rack of ribs and is served on a rectangular bun. The patty is smothered with barbecue sauce and topped with white onions and pickles. The sandwich was invented by the same chef who created chicken McNuggets. The McRib had an overall lukewarm reception in America but was very popular in Germany and Luxembourg and remains on the menu there today.
it’s always “when is the McRib coming back” and never “how are you doing person who runs the McDonald’s account”— McDonald's (@McDonalds) October 23, 2020
The sandwich made a farewell tour in 2005, but has continued to pop up on the menu over the years.
“The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald’s since its inception nearly 40 years ago,” said Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen. “There’s nothing quite like the taste of the McRib. To our customers, it’s become more than a delicious, saucy moment … it’s a season, and it’s taking the internet by storm. That’s why this year, we’re proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy.”
McDonald’s has reduced its menu during the pandemic, eliminating salads, all-day breakfast, and grilled chicken sandwiches. It has found success introducing celebrity themed meals by Travis Scott and J. Balvin. The fast-food chain also introduced its first spicy McNuggets last month.
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