McDonald's McRib: What's the cost? Here's where to buy barbecue sandwich as Internet jokes it's 'cure for Covid'

This is the first time since 2012 that MacDonald's will make McRib available nationwide


                            McDonald's McRib: What's the cost? Here's where to buy barbecue sandwich as Internet jokes it's 'cure for Covid'
McRib on the menu at McDonald's (Getty Images)
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No one can deny that the McRib, the hugely popular sandwich by McDonald's, has a cult following. The sandwich has an entire website dedicated to locating stores that it might be available in. Fans of the sandwich have waited with lots of excitement for the dish to return. They have received good news every once in a while even though there are compromises. Like, in 2019, when the McRib returned on October 7, it was only available in 10,000 locations. But now, in 2020, the multinational food corporation has announced that the McRib will, this time, not only make a comeback but will be available nationwide too.

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Taking to Twitter, the official McDonald's account first wrote, "it’s always 'when is the McRib coming back' and never 'how are you doing person who runs the McDonald’s account'", and then made the official announcement saying, "good morning to everyone who asked how I was doing last week and to everyone else...McRib is back!"


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This is the first time since 2012 that the McRib is going to be available nationwide. Speaking about the McRib coming back, Chef Chad Schafer, senior director of culinary innovation and commercialization at McDonald's, said, "We’re always listening to our customers and we know the McRib has some of the most loyal fans. This year we’re excited to give every McRib fan new ways to show their love for the sandwich." Returning on December 2, 2020, the boneless pork sandwich with barbecue sauce, slivered onions, and pickles will, like always, only be available for a little bit though the fast-food chain hasn't said anything about how long this will be. In years past, the McRib has stuck around for about two months.

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Reactions

One fan of the sandwich wrote, "I've been stalking this account for my Twitterless friend that is obsessed with the McRib. He says thanks!" while another said, "Yay!!! I stalk McRibLocator.com waiting for the day to enjoy sassy again! I was planning to have my birthday dinner at McDonald’s for McRib but my birthday is next week." A different user, pointing out a fact about the sandwich, tweeted, "Interesting fact (as I remember it from my Iowa youth): McRib only comes back when McDonald's is able to buy up a ton of pork at cheap prices. When McRib is back, you know hog farmers are struggling," while a fan wrote, "Unfollowing anyone who disrespects the American tradition of the McRib." One user wrote, "I bet the cure for Covid is in the McRib."

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A different user, who's not a fan of the McRib, tweeted, "The McRib is disgusting in a way that few other fast foods are disgusting and I am disgusted that you pigs even pretend to like it," and then continued, "I say this as someone who worked in a McDonald’s for several years and found the frozen, pressed form of the McRib to be one of the singularly horrifying sights of my time there. It’s the apotheosis of processed junk. Absolutely disgusting. You all make me sick."

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Price

Prices and availability of the cult sandwich vary by location. Some locations offer two McRibs as a part of a promotion for $6 promotion. It’s also available on its own for $3.69, or as a meal served with a side of fries and drink for $5.90.