Oct 12, 2011

News: McDonald's - The McRib Returns October 17th!

Missing your McRib fix? Hate the McRib? Either way, McDonald's is bringing back the McRib for a limited time starting on October 17th, 2011 at participating restaurants.

The last time it came around, it was available for a little more than a month and you can probably expect the same this time as well.

It costs about $2.69 in my area but your mileage may vary.

The McRib features ground pork meat shaped in a very rough approximation of a mini rack of ribs (like if it came from a pygmy pig) and then slathered in barbecue sauce with pickles and onions and served on a roll.

You can check out my review of the famous sandwich here.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's McRib (209g)
Calories - 500 (from Fat - 240)
Fat - 26g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 980mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 22g


  1. It's weird, but the price has been the one turnoff for me in the past. For something that looks rather mediocre, why would I just not get more of the usual stuff? I know I'm cheap, but I think Evelyn is on to something, kudos to McD's for selling this at the right times.

  2. I've never had the McRib but I guess there is something novel about foods that are only around a limited time. Fast food example for me: Del Taco's Shrimp Taco. I wish it would be around all year round cause I love them, but they're only around early in the year, and I think that in particular makes it more... craveworthy? If it were always around, I wouldn't crave it every time it's around for a month or so. Hope that makes sense.

    Another example is Xxtra Hot Cheetos. I wanted them soo badly after they were around a bit in 2007 then disappeared again... come 2010, I finally found them! But now that I know I can get them pretty much anytime, I don't desire it as much...

  3. Tried it once and hated it. I'll never buy it again. You can buy a couple of double cheeseburgers for the cost of 1 McRib/Crap.

  4. So somehow, mechanically separated ground beef pressed and formed into a shape is ok for burgers, but not for pork? 

  5. McRib locator map:

    Google "mcrib locator" for blogs, etc.

    Or make your own with grocery store-bought stuff.

    Note the linked-to map. Geographical locations where masses of lard-laden land whales tend to live.

    Why sell McRib in low sale areas? Vend the things where folks will buy 2, 3, 4 or 5 or a dozen for themselves... per eater.

    And with 5 or 6 squawking vile spawn per land whale to feed.... heck that's possibly 60 or more McRibs sold per car of tub-o-lards.


  6. I've never even had one, but I'll admit, all the hate just makes me want to see what it's like even more. And I'm somewhat convinced that this blog didn't get anything in the past for giving it a reasonably positive review. I can't speak for other blogs, but you can't deny that tons of people love this thing, for better or for worse. It oddly reminds me of the Jack in the Box tacos phenomenon.

  7. you aren't fooling anyone, ronald

  8. I just don't understand why people can eat this thing. I love fast-food, but this is just disgusting. I'm somewhat convinced that blogs are given coupons or something for giving the thing a positive review.

  9. Yes! I love the McRib.  I'm begging McDonald's to make it a permanent part of the menu.

    I can never get enough McRibs!!


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