- McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib at 9,000 locations across the United States, the fast-food chain announced on Thursday.
- The McRib will also be available for delivery – or McDelivery – via Uber Eats.
- Part of the McRib’s appeal is the chaotic customer response, as the sandwich typically does not return every year or to every McDonald’s location.
McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib.
On Thursday, the fast-food chain announced that it would bring back the controversial sandwich at more than 9,000 locations across the United States for a limited time, starting this week.
The McRib will also be available for delivery – or McDelivery – via Uber Eats.
McDonald’s has an official McRib Locator to find the restaurants serving the sandwich. McRib fans can also search Uber Eats to see whether it’s available.
McDonald’s describes the McRib as “made with 100% seasoned boneless pork, McDonald’s signature McRib sauce – a sweet, tangy, barbecue-style sauce – and served with dill pickles and mild, fresh slivered onions on a toasted hoagie-style bun.”
Part of the McRib’s appeal is the chaotic customer response and copious press coverage that the sandwich receives. The McRib doesn’t return every year or to every location, making the hunt for the sandwich even more exciting. This year’s rollout is one of the most extensive the McRib has seen in recent years.
Alan Klein, the creator of the McRib Locator, told Entrepreneur magazine in 2013 that he “nearly drove four hours last year to get one” but “found there was one closer as I prepared to leave.”
“If the McRib were to return to a more sporadic availability, I certainly could see myself taking a longer trip to find one,” he added.
The McRib is one of the most beloved and polarising items on the McDonald’s menu. Debuting in 1982, the sandwich survived three farewell tours in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
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