The McRib Returns and the Crazies Come Out


mcribOne day not long ago I got a tip that the McDonald's near my apartment was selling The McRib, and so I walked the three blocks to the location only to find that sadly my tipster had been misinformed: There was no McRib to be found. Still, it was only three blocks out of my way -- disappointing, but no harm, no foul.

Now, this guy on the other hand drove 10 hours to get his hands on The McRib. Ten hours! For a fast food sandwich made of mystery meat and shaped like a rib cage!

But that's what happens when the legendary pork-like delicacy returns to McDonald's -- all the crazies come out. To say this sandwich has a cult following would be the understatement of the year. God only knows what's going to happen come November ...

Beginning November 2, McDonald's outlets across the country will be selling The McRib for the first time in 16 years.

Rarely is the sandwich available at all McDonald's restaurants at the same time. Instead, the company teases fans of the product by selling it in different cities at different times and usually for only a few weeks.

The elusiveness of The McRib has inspired the McRib Locator -- to help salivating fans hunt it down -- as well as several Facebook groups, which exist to extol the many virtues of the sandwich. Here, a random sampling from The McRib's ever-enthusiastic fan base:

This person has neither shame nor stomach lining.

The McRib is back in Vegas ... I've eaten 6 in the last 3 days. I will be at 15 by the end of the weekend.

(From Bring Back The McRib, Please!)


This person definitely has his/her priorities in order:

I will be having my first McRib today in a long time. I can't wait. It will be like reuniting with a lost child.

(From The McRib: It's What God Would Eat)


And, this person is obviously a virgin.

It's like sex on a bun.

(From VIVA McRib)

Are you a fan of the McRib?


Image via McDonald's

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Charm... CharmCityMel

I will have to convince DH that this is a valid pregnancy craving worth driving for. I loved these as a kid!

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

I don't think I've ever had one.  Maybe I'll try one?  I dunno...the whole pressed/shaped meat thing kinda wierds me out.

poshkat poshkat

i've never had one, i will make sure to tell hubbs. he loves those things!

tryin... tryin2BGOOD

This is an article worth reading... My Hubby and I are waiting for November 2. I hope they don't run out... Ha, ha.

nonmember avatar diablo135

That's Election Day. Coincidence? I think not!

JenBr... JenBrooks76

I am rarely a patron of McDonalds, but I will be getting at least one McRib. 

TinaF... TinaFabulous

man i would love a mcrib sandwhich tonight for dinner. According to the mcrib locator there isnt one near my house. Wont stop me from hunting one down though. lol

moder... modernmom2010

I almost never eat McDonald's anymore but I have a secret love for the McRib. lol. My hubby always teases me for eating those things.

jagam... jagamama0710

I've never had a McRib! Are they really THAT amazing?

....I would feel this way about Frappe's if they were ever to take those away. I love those so much.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Never had one, but I remember my brother was WILD for them when he was in college.  I'll have to let him know what's coming down the pike.

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