It hasn't been available nationwide in 8 years, but starting Wednesday, December 2nd, the McRib sandwich is back at your local McDonald's restaurant!

The sandwich includes seasoned boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onions and pickles on a hoagie-style bun. The McRib originally made its debut in 1981, after a year of test marketing (It may have even been test marketed in the Grand Rapids area back in 1980.). After poor sales, it was removed from the menu in 1985. The McRib was reintroduced in 1989 and stayed on the menu until 2005 in many countries. From 2006 until 2019, it has generally been made available for a limited time in some cities, although is a permanent menu item at McDonald's restaurants in Germany and Luxembourg.

In the summer of 1994, McDonald's brought back McRib nationally, as a tie in with the theatrical release of the movie "The Flintstones", comparing the appearance of it with the rack of ribs that topples the Flintmobile in both the animated and live action productions.

This will be the first time that the McRib is available across the country since 2012!

Think about that...there are some people out there who have never tried a McRib sandwich. Here is their chance.

According to a recent corporate news release from McDonald's: "The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald’s since its inception nearly 40 years ago,” said Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen. “There’s nothing quite like the taste of the McRib. To our customers, it’s become more than a delicious, saucy’s a season, and it’s taking the internet by storm. That’s why this year, we’re proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy."

You can get your McRib starting Wednesday, December 2nd at participating restaurants via carry-out, Drive Thru, the McDonald’s® app or McDelivery.


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