McDonald's McRib Sandwich is Back: Here's What You Need to Know

McDonald's McRib Sandwich is officially back! The limited-time offer will return to menus across the country on Nov. 1, and it's sure to generate a buzz. Whether you love it or hate it, the divisive dish always creates a stir when it returns after a periodic pause. The novelty surrounding the McRib is not just an advantage that comes with its seasonal status, but it is the driving force behind its appeal.

Fast food companies know that having at least one seasonal item is good for business, and temporary dishes can also add variety to a menu that has been based on the same staple foods for decades. On Thursday, the fast-food chain announced that the fan-favorite sandwich will return annually in November. Some people were disappointed by the news and said they would like the fast food chain to bring back other popular items instead of the McRib. But for now, make sure to do as many McDonald's races after November 1 as possible to satisfy your McRib craving before it goes off the menus again.

When the hamburger chain talked about the arrival of the McRib, many Twitter users were on cloud nine, as it has been almost a year since the sandwich was last released for a limited time. The McRib, seasoned boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onions and pickles in a sandwich-style bun, was first released regionally in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1981 before its national debut the following year. McDonald's said that the “rise of the Internet and the emergence of social media solidified McRib's icon status and “the hype surrounding its annual return even gave rise to the phrase 'McRib season'. On this date, the cult favorite McDonald's McRib Sandwich will return to participating venues across the country.

It's always smart to check in advance if your closest location is one of those locations that serve the cult favorite. Many diehard McRib fans came out of nowhere to declare their love for the sandwich, which is known for its boneless and seasoned pork and generous layer of barbecue sauce. Periodically it would only be released in certain markets, which led to the invention of the McRib Map Locator. 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.

It's been a while since McDonald's customers were able to sink their teeth into a juicy McRib, but the popular sandwich will return to the menu once again in just a few weeks. So make sure you don't miss out on this limited-time offer!.

Tristan Gagliardo
Tristan Gagliardo

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