McDonald’s has been busy lately, as the franchise recently brought back its Halloween Buckets and even teamed up with a rival channel Krispy Kreme in certain test markets. Now, the fast-food chain plans to bring one of its most popular items back to stores across the Hudson Valley and nationwide. But will this be the last time we see him?
Is this the last time we will see him?
McDonald’s posted on its Facebook page that the McRib will return on October 31. However, it looks like the McRib is only back for a limited time, as they suggests to get “a while you can” and order in the app for delivery or collection “before saying goodbye” November 20. They even call it The McRib Farewell Tour
Of course, companies like McDonald’s often promote these kinds of events and make it look like the item will be gone for good very soon to create a sense of urgency.
Menu items at fast food restaurants seem to come and go. In 2020, McDonald’s brought the McRib back to all McDonald’s nationwide for the first time since 2012. Prior to that, the limited time menu item was only rolled up at select McDonald’s locations, making it hard to find for many. The pork sandwich (or whatever) has appeared occasionally in some restaurants since the early 1980s.
The McRib is a permanent item only at McDonald’s restaurants in Germany and Luxembourg. It was sporadically available from 2006 to 2019 elsewhere, having returned full-time from 1989 to 2005. There was even the McRib Jr. in 2000. Maybe now would be the perfect time to this guy stockpile a bunch of McRibs, then resell them for a profit once they’ve completely disappeared from the menu? Yes, the American dream.