It was roughly this time last year that news came in about the McRib farewell tour. At the time I remember being slightly suspicious about the update writing, “Call me cynical but I don’t completely buy it. Sure, they might nix it for an extended period – after all the sandwich went missing for eight years before coming back nationwide in 2022; but a complete abandonment of those pressed and formed patties for eternity? Nah, after all what’s a brand to do when it needs a shot in the arm of foot and delivery traffic? That’s right – bring back a fan favorite. Just look at Taco Bell and the long retired Enchirito.”
That farewell then – was shorter than even I thought – the McRib now appearing back on menus for another limited time run. If you’ve impressively still not tried this storied sandwich – check out my full review and breakdown of the McRib here. At my local McDonald’s the McRib is priced $5.50 ala carte (with 550 calories) and $8.89 as a combo meal.
Lastly, if you’re curious about your own local availability in this Fall comeback period – the unofficial McRib locator is here to help you; a tool that reports where the McRib has been spotted in the wild!
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic Salt Lake City, and a former freelance restaurant critic. I’ve worked extensively with local, regional and national food and drink organizations. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have been writing about food and drink for more than fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I don’t mind admitting to a certain secret obsession with fast food as well – and that’s where Menu And Price comes in…