Musings: It’s Baaack – The McRib

Last updated on October 30, 2010 by Liza Hawkins

I’ve never tried one, but apparently once you do you’re hooked. It’s like a cult, only not scary and freakish. It’s baaaaack!

A friend of mine sent me this article yesterday, but I first heard that the McRib was back on NPR last week. It’s like they’re pulling a Starbucks with this thing, only offering it for a limited time. Except, at least with Starbucks you know when you can expect your Pumpkin Spice or Gingerbread Latte. The McRib? It just shows up sporadically, and makes headlines in the process.

Have you tried the McRib? I think I need to. To quote my friend, “For purely research purposes, I had one yesterday. And it was AWESOME.”

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

3 Comments on “Musings: It’s Baaack – The McRib

  1. Someone commented on another blog I read somewhere that he worked at McDonalds as a teen and it’s never really cooked, just sits in BBQ sauce until someone ordered it. That and the fact that it’s rib shaped meat, specially formulated to be that shape sort of weirds me out. I love McDonalds, a lot, too much probably…but I’ve always been terrified of the McRib. If you try it, please tell us what you think! I’m very curious even if skeptical.

  2. From what I’ve read, it appears to be a ground pork patty, pressed to look like ribs. They do a lot of pork burgers in the Europe McDonald’s, just not here…. I think I definitely need to try one.

  3. People actually follow it around, almost like going on tour with band. They find out which McDonalds is going to have it and then drive there. No matter where it is…if it’s anything like the vegetarian “riblet” then it’s got to be good!

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