Please help me? (The Elusive McDonald’s McRib)
I need you to help me.
I used to eat a lot of McDonald’s in high school. It was all by choice. Well, kind of. I had a high school friend who worked at a nearby McDonald’s. He would bury cheeseburgers I didn’t order under the fries; I ate them because of the thrill of getting something free. I was also sucked into the Arch Deluxe advertising craze around the same time. I also was mesmerized by McDonald’s Monopoly, even though I knew the chances of winning were ridiculous. Whatever. You probably were too. Don’t judge.
Back in the early 90’s, I remember my cousins going crazy about a limited release of the McRib sandwich. And, to this day, I still don’t get it.
Essentially, the McRib is a pork burger bathed in BBQ sauce, shaped like a rounded rectangle with “ribs” sticking out, and served with onions and pickles. I diciphered this from the ingredients list on the McDonald’s webpage. As the above image is a McDonald’s promotional shot, I feel the need to show what this sandwich looks like in our reality.
I ate one, sometime in the mid 90s. I was underwhelmed, and, yes, I was comparing it to other things from McDonald’s.
There are movements of people who are petitioning to get the McRib back and back for good.
There are people trying to copycat the recipe at home. A @tigheklory guy from the capital region of NY even made a video of it, just for me, a while back.
Frozen dinner manufacturer, Hungry Man, has their very own version.
On paper, this doesn’t even sound good. Of course, you can’t go wrong with BBQ sauce and a bun, but you’re starting with meat that looks like this:
What is that shape supposed to be? Ribs? The person who designed this patty obviously forgot that when you eat ribs, you actually eat around the protruding part, otherwise called a bone. Why is this appetizing?
Ok, so you bathe this weird looking ground pork patty with BBQ sauce, throw it on a bun, and it’s the greatest thing since matzoh?
I need your help to understand this.