Not because I'm some huge fan of the sandwich who feels the need to use the McRib Locator (an actual site whose map currently looks like one of those Zombie Outbreak graphics from a horror flick), but simply due to the fact that even THG needs a break from the monotonous fast food cycle of burger-chicken-fish.
Frankly, I can't even remember the last time I had a McRib, with its boneless, pressed pork patty, tangy bbq sauce and interesting mix of raw onion and pickle. And while it certainly won't rival the Burger King Ribs for most surprisingly tasty fast food item I've had this year, it's also not some sort of culinary monstrosity heralding the end of civilization as we know it.
Since the McRib – referred to by one site as the elusive Bigfoot of McDonald's sandwiches – is back for a limited time, here's a brief roundup of articles, posts, videos and more that I'm sure we'll be adding to as the limited-time offering runs its course...
- Luke Thompson captures his first McRib experience on video (GeekWeek)
- Scientist responsible for process that made McRib possible inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame (Journal Star)
- McRib Twitter search results range from snarky to cult-like (Twitter)
- What odd American food product launch would be complete without Stephen Colbert weighing in on the topic? (Food Beast)
- Did you know the McRib was relaunched in 1994 as a tie-in with the movie THE FLINTSTONES? (You Tube)