You asked for it, you got it. OK, maybe you didn’t actually ask for it. In fact, you may have totally forgotten about it, perhaps through sheer determination. But McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib, anyway.
And why not? Some people really enjoyed it. In the world of the fast-food industry, things aren’t brought back unless they’ve had some degree of success the first time around.
So as much as the McRib can be criticized by some, it clearly does well at the box office. Or, as the case may be, the drive-thru window, counter and McDonald’s app.
McDonald’s made the reintroduction of the sandwich on its website, calling it the “McRib Farewell Tour.” Apparently, it will only be available until Nov. 20 — or just a few days before Thanksgiving. So either get it, or avoid it, while you can.
McDonald’s is Finally Bringing Back The McRib!
Here is how McDonald’s is promoting it:
“The McRib is back! It starts with seasoned boneless pork dipped in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and dill pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun. When everything combines you have BBQ pork sandwich perfection. Get one while you can because this is the McRib Farewell Tour.”
In the event you’re unfamiliar, the McRib is a boneless pork patty that’s shaped like a small rack of ribs. It consists of barbecue sauce, onions and pickles and is served on a 5.5-inch roll. It first made its debut in 1981 and lasted as a regular menu item until 2004. Since then, it’s been brought back periodically.
But if you ask McDonald’s, this will be the final time. Well, until next time.