McRib returns

Like Cher, this is REALLY the final tour. Really. Until the next farewell tour.

Today marks the return of the much-hated and much-loved McRib at McDonald’s for a limited engagement. (See the legend video)

For most of us, this ranks high on the “ho-hum” to “blech” scale. I mean really…boneless pork pressed into a “rib” shape? Doused with overly sweet bbq sauce? Topped with pickles and onions. I’d rather choke down Alpo.
And, like Cher, there have been so many farewell tours for the McNastiness, that the excitement’s kind of worn off. Make it die already.
For others, this moment is akin to the Second Coming. There are, in fact, serious groups of petitioners who’ve dreamed of this fateful day when they could again wrap their lips around a McRib. Perhaps someone needs to get a hobby.
Whatever your feelings on the subject, there’s a McRib finder if you’re jonesing for your fix. Rumors are that the McDonalds on Mendocino Ave and the Rohnert Park Mickey D’s are serving them up, but I’ll leave it to heartier souls to find out if it’s actually true.


19 thoughts on “McRib returns

  1. Had one today for the first time in about ten years. (NO ONIONS!) Don’t know what I was thinking. They are bigger than they used to be, I think. Grosser, too. It was like my own little game of Fear Factor. Gave me the worst gas ever. Just keeps bubbling in my guts. This is a public health hazard. Someone alert the FDA. I did a search for “McRib gave me gas.” 12,800 results.

  2. Make your own- pulled pork, pickles, onion, douse it up with a good local bbq sauce on a soft roll. Based on classic culinary flavor profile of sweet, salty & sour. At least you know what’s going down the gullet.

    1. Here is the definition from Wikipedia: The McRib consists of a formed ground pork patty, barbecue sauce, onions, and pickles served on a 6 inch (15.2 cm) roll. The patty is precooked, frozen and later reheated.

  3. I used to McRib finder to confirm the McRib in my city. I’ve never had one, so I’m going to eat the McRib for lunch today.

  4. Had one of these so long ago I can’t remember when, but thought “what the heck, give it a try”. Well, not that impressed. Very rubbery and no flavor at all. Won’t be spending money on that again.

  5. Had my very first McRib the other day in Windsor, out of sheer curiosity. I always wondered what I’d been missing. It’s basically a Chicken McNugget dipped in BBQ sauce. Don’t really understand the cult appeal, but I’m glad to know I don’t need to have another one ever again.

  6. I do not see how anyone can eat the crap that McDonalds serves. I am now four years post the last gastro-intestinal nightmare induced by mickey D. I am on a personal mission to never eat at mcdonalds again. In-n-out and subway is the only fast food that I will eat at this point. I might change my mind if they brought back the old french fries, but in that case I would only eat the fries.

    1. Yeah, i think i’m finally a ripe old age where eating at McDonald’s not only induces a weight gain of 1-2 pounds, but also creates almost immediate ankle bloating and water retaining along with heart palpitations from the sodium. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a monthly treat. i gotta have me my cheeseboiger and fries. It just reminds me so much of being a kid and going through the drive-thru for a “special treat”. Evil, but comforting.

  7. Take a bunch of fatty pork meat, equal parts of corn starch, blend it up in a blender, form it, apply fake grill marks, cook got the McRib. I had one before and it gave me enough gas to float a hot air balloon above Sonoma Co. Was I ever glad to “get rid” of that!!!

  8. I would scarf down an entire bucket of KFC Double Downs before I would touch one of those McRibs. For some reason, they REALLY gross me out.

    1. They totally gross me out too Christina, more so than they logically should (since I eat other nasty fast food). My wife keeps telling me how much she wants one really bad because she LOVES the McRib, which oogs me out even more. 😉
      I say bring back the McDLT!

      1. Vince, I too am no stranger to mystery meat. Grilled Spam and swiss cheese sandwiches? Yes PLEASE. But my loathing of the McRib is pure and eternal. (My husband also loves the things. Ugh.)

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