After more than a decade of only limited releases in select locations, the McRib has finally returned to McDonald's menus nationwide. Boasting seasoned boneless pork slathered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with slivered onions and tart pickles, the beloved sandwich, a fan-favorite for decades now, made its grand return on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Fast food lovers hoping to sink their teeth into the mouth-watering pork sandwich can now order one at any of the fast-food chain's 14,400 U.S. restaurants. McDonald’s confirmed in October that the McRib would be returning, at the time announcing that they were "proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy." Wednesday’s return marked the first time the McRib has been on menus across the country since 2012, and McDonald’s made the exciting announcement via tweet and also changing its Twitter name to "McRib is Back."
McRib is back send tweet— McRib is Back (@McDonalds) December 2, 2020
The famed sandwich first debuted on menus in the U.S. back in 1981, and while customers in Germany have been lucky enough to order the sandwich year-round, those here in the states haven't been as fortunate. Ever since its debut, the McRib has come and gone, never appearing on the menu for long and only being available in select locations. The sandwich returned to the national menu from 2010 to 2012, though since then it returned to its limited annual release, leaving many fans high and dry. Unsurprisingly, the sandwich’s nationwide debut (you better act fast, because the McRib is available for a limited time only), generated plenty of excitement on social media. Scroll down to see how people are reacting.
today. today is a great day— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 2, 2020
2020 making a 4th quarter comeback— UNO (@realUNOgame) December 2, 2020
Is it back in the Uk? This is important— Carl (@OGRealCarl) December 2, 2020
Everywhere? Because I'm canceling lunch plans if true.— DJPopePaulVII.va (@AnimaKrusty) December 2, 2020
I know what I'm getting for dinner 😁— Strange3727 (@Strange3727) December 2, 2020
It's about McEffing time!!! Keep it on the Menu. pic.twitter.com/msxwx66cAj— 😷 😷Songwriter😷😷 (@skinnygirluver) December 2, 2020
Today is an amazing day !! 10:30 am I will be in line for my 2 McRibs with heavy sauce and pickles 🙏❤️❤️— paul stewart (@paulste58889559) December 2, 2020
About to have a McRib fest!— Dubs (@MikeDubsRadio) December 2, 2020
I'm going to get a McRib every day until my wife intervenes— Austin Carlson (@austincarlson96) December 2, 2020
McDonalds has been added to the nice list now.— Santa Decides (@SantaDecides) December 2, 2020
If its true, imma cry 😢— Just Jeremeh (@j3remy77) December 2, 2020
GOT MINE 😍 pic.twitter.com/OBuqw7t7Dq— NICK MOROCH (@nmoroch) December 2, 2020
Is This A Dream?!— AbdullahYT | عبدالله مهدي (@Abdullahmahdiyt) December 2, 2020