McDonald’s announced the return of its famous McRib sandwich, which some love and others seem to love to hate.
I have to admit it: I happen to be among those who like the McRib sandwich. Every year, when McDonald’s reintroduces the McRib, I make it a point to stop by and have it a few times before it quietly disappears.
McDonald’s introduced the tasty sandwich way back in 1981. In case you don’t already feel old enough today, that was 40 years ago! You’re welcome.
The fast-food giant describes its McRib as a “seasoned boneless pork dipped in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and dill pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun.”
It’s “BBQ sandwich perfection,” the restaurant’s website proclaims.
Well, perfection may be a bit of a stretch. But it’s still a really good sandwich in my book and a good alternative to the traditional burger.
I don’t remember when I first tried a McRib, but I’m guessing it was during its first year. It didn’t start off as a seasonal offering. It was a permanent menu option until declining sales forced its removal in 1985.
Wikipedia tells us it returned in 1989. It disappeared in 2005.
Since 2006, it has appeared for a short time year after year. Its short-lived annual return apparently helps it perform well enough to keep it coming back year after year.
This time around, it is set to appear in McDonald’s locations nationwide on Nov. 1.
I definitely plan to get my McRib sandwich fix before they disappear again.
Apparently, this particular treat, which I like much better than pumpkin-spice anything, proves an old adage: Absence does make the heart grow fonder!