Skip to comments.McRib Sandwich Returns To McDonald's Nationwide On Nov. 2
Posted on 10/13/2010 7:23:16 PM PDT by Rodamala
The McRib is back.
This morning, McDonald's announced via its official Twitter account that its storied pork sandwich would return to locations nationwide in a few weeks.
"Turns out we're not good at keeping secrets. The rumors are true. McRib returns Nov. 2 for a limited time," the post read.
In another Twitter post, McDonald's noted that this marks the first time McRibs have returned to restaurants nationwide in 16 years. The sandwich has made encore appearances in different McDonald's markets in the past few years.
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Y’know, the McRib was one offering I could just never get into. The one I tried didn’t have much flavor other than the pickles.
Now, the sandwich I *do* miss was the Cheddar Melt. A good sized patty topped with grilled onions and cheddar sauce in a rye bun. Mmmm!
I recall a few years ago... well more than a few... this was in 2002-2005, here in NJ they offered a Philly Cheesesteak. I remember looking up the ingredients... for the bun they listed it as a “McRib bun”.
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast, high fructose corn syrup, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, corn meal, wheat gluten, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oils, dextrose, sugar, malted barley flour, cultured wheat flour, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, soy flour, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide), calcium propionate (preservative), soy lecithin.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY
Water, high fructose corn syrup, tomato paste, distilled vinegar, molasses, natural smoke flavor (plant source), food starch-modified, salt, sugar, spices, soybean oil, xanthan gum, onion powder, garlic powder, chili pepper, sodium benzoate (preservative), caramel color, beet powder.
Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, alum, potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavors (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of turmeric (color).
back in the days when i worked for Corporate America, i always marveled that this vending machine offered a "rib-shaped meat" frozen dinner... haha!
That was no joke.
The anti bloating agents added during the heating process basically help neutralize the aftertaste these compounds and ingredients can produce.
Burger King had a hot ham ‘n cheese sandwich called the Yumbo years ago; that disappeared too.
The McRib is one of the more disgusting things I’ve ever had, dont even want to think what went into it. The Shamrock shake isn’t gone, I had a few around St Patricks Day 2010. I don’t know where you live but I see them at every McDonalds in the area during that time period.
After a good night sleep, I remember a little more about the McDonald's clam roll. It was actually called the "McClam Belly Roll" on the menu and I'm now pretty sure it was summer of 1979 that these were available as I remember driving there to get them and I had gotten my drivers license for the first time in April of 1979.
I still get a shamrock shake every time St Patrick's day rolls around...Mercifully, our McDonald's uses mint ice cream, as God and nature intended.
I’ve dug clams (and cooked and eaten them) and know what it’s like to have “a bit of beach” in each clam. Cape Cod restaurants that served fresh fried clams (whole clams, strip plus belly) had that bit of grit in each bite.
WSJ had a story about this earlier in the week.
Apparently McRib availability rotates around the country but this is one of the rare times McD’s is offering it nationwide.
Apparently there are websites where afficionados post geographic availability during the year.
The clam roll might have just been a regional New England offering. McDs does a few of those sometimes to try to cater local tastes, but they usually dont last. Here in the South, they came up with the Southern style chicken sandwich to compete with Chik-fil-A, but I think its been discontinued. I actually think it could have been popular in areas in where they werent in direct competition with CFA, but they were never going to win on the sandwich CFA invented.
My friend eats it with mayo...barf-a-rama!
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