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McDonald's McRib McReturns

Hey, you!  Yes, you with the barbecue-sauce-stained chin and a wild, frenzied look in your eye.  Over the last year, you've been a good boy or girl and now you want your reward, right?  Well, good news!  McDonald's has read your letter to Santa and has announced that America's favorite rib-shaped "pork" patty sandwiches will be returning to Golden Arches around the country.

For those foodies out there who feel that McDonald's has very little to offer, well... you're not wrong.  The McRib isn't really something to start a cult around- although there already is one. This McRib is definitely the product of manufactured demand--if they were available all the time it's hard to believe anyone would make a fuss about them.  The patty is a molded blob of just-a-little-too-soft, a-little-too-greasy pork scrapings--much like a flatter kind of hot dog.  The sauce won't win any ribbons at RibFest, either.  However, this skeptic must admit the pickles do provide a nice contrast in the sandwich.

McDonald's just announced the return of the Ribwich McRib today.  For those chomping at the bit for your own sandwich, the McRib locator promises to help you find the nearest McDonald's offering this bad boy.  We still feel the website would be better if it were called McRibQuest...

For the DIY crowd, you can always make your own McRib at home using fresh ingredients (creepy clown mascot not included).  The heavily reblogged recipe featured on Saveur.com last year, along with a little ingenuity, pork belly, and your favorite BBQ sauce, should approximate the object of our desire.

So, readers, how excited are you about the McRib coming back?  Answer in the comments below.


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