It's time to celebrate! The McRib is back, and it's here to stay for a while. After four decades of being a cult favorite, the iconic McDonald's sandwich is now available in participating venues across the country. The McRib is a savory sandwich made with seasoned boneless pork, BBQ sauce, onions, and pickles on a homemade bun. It first launched in Kansas City, Kansas in 1981 and quickly became a customer favorite.
The launch of social media has solidified the McRib's status as one of the few menu items with cult followers. It has had many moments of fame, such as being linked to the release of the film The Flintstones in 1994 and being parodied by The Simpsons in 2003. Last year, McDonald's gave away 10,000 free sandwiches before McRib's return with its Shave 4 McRib Giveaway. To celebrate the sandwich's 40th anniversary, McDonald's announced a contest Thursday in which it will give away digital versions of the fan-favorite sandwich. The free McDonald's mobile app is the easiest way to find the McCrib sandwich early and know when other items are available.
The McRib has been on menus on and off for about 40 years and features a seasoned boneless pork burger spread in BBQ sauce and then served with shredded onions and dill pickles on a homemade bun. It foreshadowed a fashionable LTO future, and the world finally caught up. And if it brings back fond memories of trying the first McRibs in the 1980s, you can also consider it an opportunity to reflect on what you've done with your life. So don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy one of McDonald's most beloved sandwiches! The mcrib officially goes on sale on Monday, but some McDonald's restaurants have brought it soon.