The legion of die-hard McRib lovers should prepare their hearts. No really, you better warn your heart that it’s about to feel like it’s in a really tight choke-hold with a bicep made entirely of sodium and BBQ sauce. But that’s just a minor inconvenience, and I’m sure your heart (and butt) will gladly take one for the team.
USA Today reports the second best news that could come from McDonald’s (the first being that they’re doing God’s work by bringing back McPizza). Just like it has been for decades, the McRib is coming back for a limited time. McDonald’s announced yesterday that the McRib will make its return to more than 9,000 US restaurants, starting immediately.
The last time the McRib saw the light of day was November 2017. So if you haven’t caught on yet, the McRib is clearly an autumnal delight.
In case you’ve never bit into a McRib, it’s a sandwich that was introduced back in 1981. It’s made of a bun, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce, and a pork patty so questionable in shape and texture you’ll be convinced it’s Grimace meat. I’ve only ever had one, because Canada doesn’t really do the McRib. But it’s a great time to bring it back in the US. The midterm elections are less than two weeks away, and what better way to eat your stress than through two to three McRibs on voting day? At the very least, it will reassure and calm you to know that nobody is making a worse decision than you already are.