The McRib Returns This Week In 75% Of U.S. McDonald’s

Get excited, guy. (DrPizza)

Now that McDonald’s has reassured everyone that the McRib does, in fact, contain real meat, it’s time for the annual sandwich to return to the menu. Well, in most of the country. [More]

McDonald’s Wants You To Watch How A McRib Gets Made So You’ll Eat At McDonald’s

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As part of McDonald’s battle to appeal to customers by answering their questions about what’s in the chain’s food and addressing other rumors, there’s one image burned into many a McRib lovers’ minds that prompts the question, “What is this thing I’m stuffing down my throat made out of?” But again, if customers have to ask or express doubts about the food, McDonald’s is already losing the battle. [More]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Pinning Hopes On Monopoly & McRib

Sales at McDonald’s have been slipping in recent years, and the company has done everything from making major changes in leadership to revamping the Dollar Menu to offering chicken wings that largely sat uncooked in franchisees’ freezers. Facing forecasts of another down quarter, franchisees are hoping that a couple of old favorites will help point sales in the positive direction. [More]

Better Start Begging If You Want The McRib At Your Local McDonald’s This Year

Better Start Begging If You Want The McRib At Your Local McDonald’s This Year

We know how many of you feel about the McRib, even after seeing it in its frozen form. It’s special, it’s almighty, it’s your heart’s desire every year for the short time it’s available. But there’s no guarantee you’ll get your mouth on one this year, as McDonald’s isn’t launching a national rollout of the sandwich but instead is leaving it up to individual franchises. [More]

Former McDonald’s Worker: The McRib Hasn’t Changed For Over 20 Years

Former McDonald’s Worker: The McRib Hasn’t Changed For Over 20 Years

Yesterday we took a look at what a McRib looks like “fresh” out of the box. It’s a frozen meat patty, not unlike other meat patties the customer doesn’t see before it’s transformed into a sandwich butterfly. But perhaps it’s comforting/unsettling to know that it’s not like this is anything new — that’s what the McRib looked like to a Consumerist reader who worked there over 20 years ago. [More]

This Is What An Uncooked McRib Looks Like

This Is What An Uncooked McRib Looks Like

Gird your stomach muscles, oh ye lovers of the elusive, seasonal McRib. Because when you see what it looks like before it’s delivered on its bready bed covered in barbecue sauce, you might not be so excited to actually eat it. [More]

Burger King's new kid on the block.

Burger King: Hey Guys, McDonald’s Isn’t The Only One Who Can Do A Rib-Shaped Sandwich

Thus far in its life, the McRib has had a solitary existence, with nary another rib-shaped piece of meat out there to keep it company. So rejoice, McDonald’s! Your boneless hunk of rib-ish meat will have  new friend soon, when Burger King unveils its summer 2013 menu, including its limited-time BK Rib Sandwich. [More]

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McDonald’s Ad Guy Explains The McRib’s Holiday Timing: “We Don’t Really Do Polar Bears”

If Santa Claus came down the chimney every night of the year, would he be super special or would he just be that weird old man trying to get free cookies and milk? Exactly. Which is apparently the thinking behind McDonald’s fleeting McRib season. They’ve got nothing else holiday-ish to offer up, so a barbecue pork sandwich beloved by a devoted cadre of followers is the next best thing. [More]

Not To Dash Your Hopes & Dreams Or Anything, But The McRib's Return Might Be Delayed

Not To Dash Your Hopes & Dreams Or Anything, But The McRib's Return Might Be Delayed

Anyone out there looking at the calendar and salivating at that special time of year between late October and early November, the time when the McRib returns to McDonald’s, might need to sit down for a second. According to reportedly leaked internal memo, McDonald’s wants to score a home run in the fourth quarter of the year and is going to delay the McRib’s return until the second half of December. Commence screams of rage. [More]

What In Holy Heck Is The McRibster And Why Can't We Get One Here?

Every time McDonald’s trots out its McRib sandwich, fans clamor for the saucy, vaguely pork-y delicacy. But will they be wiling to go to Austria for the McRibster? [More]

Why Was My McRib Served On A Round Hamburger Bun?

Why Was My McRib Served On A Round Hamburger Bun?

McRib fever is sweeping the nation. In the area in upstate New York where Harold lives, this situation has become desperate. His local McDonald’s is clearly so overwhelmed that they’ve run out of the proper-sized buns for the McRib and slapped his delicious meat log in a hamburger-sized bun.

What's A McRib Made Of?

What's A McRib Made Of?

There’s no rib in a McRib. There are about 70 other ingredients. The greatest amount of them come from ground-up low-value pork trimmings mixed together with salt and water to create “meat logs” that are then carved to size. So in what forest do you find a meat log? [More]

The McRib Is Back, Temporarily

The McRib Is Back, Temporarily

The McRib is a flirtatious little pile of pork. On the menu, then off again, then up to individual franchises to decide whether to offer it, the boneless pork patty on a sesame bun is going to be back at McDonald’s again starting today through November 14th. [More]

Thanks But No Thanks For The Raw McRib

Thanks But No Thanks For The Raw McRib

You probably never wanted to see what the insides of a raw McDonald’s McRib sandwich looked like. Neither did Consumerist reader Russell, but he didn’t really have a say in the matter. [More]

How To Turn A McRib Into A Hawaiian Thanksgiving

How To Turn A McRib Into A Hawaiian Thanksgiving

With only a couple weeks to go before the McRib disappears into obscurity again, true fans of the pork-ish McDonald’s sandwich are trying to get their fill. And now, thanks to Erik Trinidad, the mad genius behind Fancy Fast Food, they can even enjoy their favorite treat on Thanksgiving. [More]

McDonald's Runs Out Of McRib Buns, Slaps A Big Mac Bun On Instead

McDonald's Runs Out Of McRib Buns, Slaps A Big Mac Bun On Instead

Consumerist reader Dan decided to McRib it for lunch today, so he drove through the drive-thru at a Chicago McDonald’s to pick one up. Unfortunately, what he got was a half-covered sandwich on a bun he can’t eat. [More]

The McRib Is Back, Along With "Legendary" Contest

The McRib Is Back, Along With "Legendary" Contest

McDonald’s promised to bring back the McRib on November 2nd, and, sure enough, the “legendary” pork sandwich has returned (for just six weeks), along with a new marketing campaign and contest built around the “mysterious” origins of the meal. Legendary? We always assumed it was cooked up in some test kitchen in the early 80s, after the Boneless Pig Farmers of America lobbied McD to pick up their product. [More]

McRib Sandwich Returning From McExile On Nov. 2

McRib Sandwich Returning From McExile On Nov. 2

Nope, this isn’t a hoax like those McRibble stories from early summer. Fans of McDonald’s sorta-rib-like McRib sandwich will no longer have to drive hours out of their way to find a Golden Arches that carries the saucy delicacy; the fast food chain is bringing it back (for six weeks) nationwide on Nov. 2. [More]