McDonald's is bringing the fan-favorite McRib sandwich back to participating restaurants across the country on Monday, December 2nd. This marks the 40th anniversary of the McRib, which has become a beloved menu item since its debut in 1982. The sandwich is made of boneless pork seasoned in a smoky, tart barbecue sauce, topped with shredded onions and sour pickles. To celebrate the return of the McRib, McDonald's is giving away 10,000 free sandwiches through its collaboration with No-Shave November. The first 10,000 people to request a free McRib on UberEATS will receive a McDonald's code.
The raffle ends on December 2nd or when the 10,000 sandwiches have been claimed. McDonald's hopes that people will turn to comfort food and nostalgic food during the pandemic, and that includes the McRib. The slightly sweet and sour barbecue sauce pairs perfectly with the sour pickles and the crunch of onions to create a sandwich that keeps people coming back every time news of their return comes out. The McRib has been on menus on and off for about 40 years and features a seasoned boneless pork burger wrapped in BBQ sauce, then served with shredded onions and dill pickles on a homemade bun.
On this day, the cult favorite McDonald's McRib sandwich will return to participating venues across the country. It's something the company has done in Germany, where the sandwich is available all year round.