The McRib is the sandwich fans anxiously await all year and this year, its highly-anticipated return is bigger than ever. McDonald's is not only bringing the McRib back in 2020, the fast-food chain is taking the fan-favorite nationwide for the first time since 2012 starting Dec. 2.
For a limited time, McRib regulars and "first-timers" across the country can soon get in on the McRib magic with seasoned boneless pork slathered in smoky, tangy barbecue sauce, topped with slivered onions and tart pickles. The company says the combination so tantalizing it has longtime enthusiasts declaring, "I need it," and the McRib-curious saying, "Why the heck not?"
"The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald's since its inception nearly 40 years ago," says Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen. "There’s nothing quite like the taste of the McRib. To our customers, it's become more than a delicious, saucy moment … it's a season, and it's taking the internet by storm. That's why this year, we're proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy."
The McRib made its national debut at McDonald's in 1982, and today it's one of the most anticipated, limited-time menu items offered around the world. Customers in Germany enjoy the sandwich year-round.