The McRib is coming back to McDonald’s restaurants nationwide in just a few weeks and the long-awaited return of the cult favorite is long overdue. The McRib is a slab of pork rib bits pressed into a patty and slathered with tangy BBQ sauce. It’s been eight long years for many fans of the McRib, making it to many teenagers, something out of an urban legend, but it will become real in December.
Here’s what the company had to say:
Saucy, tangy, tender and shamelessly delicious… the McRib is the sandwich fans anxiously await all year. And this year, its highly-anticipated return is bigger than ever! So mark your calendars because McDonald’s® is not only bringing the McRib back in 2020, we’re taking the fan-favorite nationwide for the first time since 2012 starting December 2.
That’s right… for a limited time, McRib regulars and “first-timers” across the country can soon get in on the McRib magic with seasoned boneless pork slathered in smoky, tangy barbecue sauce, topped with slivered onions and tart pickles. It’s a combination so tantalizing it has longtime enthusiasts declaring, “I need it,” and the McRib-curious saying, “Why the heck not?”
“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.”
The McRib made its national debut at McDonald’s in 1982, and today it’s one of the most anticipated, limited-time menu items offered around the world. Customers in Germany are lucky enough to enjoy the sandwich year-round.