The McDonald’s McRib is Back!October 16, 2014
- Pamela CortezWords
Fast-food chains have a well-known tactic to keep things interesting. Some of their most popular items suddenly disappear off their menus, then reappear when you least expect it. It creates a manic panic, with people scrambling to order the stuff, take a selfie with it, then down it before it goes away in a flash. Twister fries, Aloha burgers, Double-downs—these all have a cult following that make people rabid with glee once they’re available again after seemingly fading into obscurity. When we were tipped off that McRibs were starting to pop up in certain McDonald’s branches across the city, we decided to check if the rumors were true, and finally found the elusive sandwiches in the Greenbelt 1 branch—they were serving the pork ribs in rice meals, too.
Barbeque sauce is probably one of my favorite condiments, preferring to dip fries, nuggets, and anything in the brown, murky slop over ketchup. Even cheap variants can be complex, either sweet or smoky, sticky, and intense. This is why the McRib is one of my favorite, guilty pleasure snacks—its signature barbeque sauce is more on the piquant side, with a little bit of heat. Add the sharp onions and a pickle or two, and this unassuming sandwich is seriously good. The oblong patty itself is one of those scary fast food creations, never really tasting like real pork, and formed into a shape that mocks, rather than mimics, the shape of the meat it is meant to come from. But who cares? That’s the fun of it all, and the reason why we’re excited to see this back on the McDonald’s menu again.