The McRib is rising from the ashes once again.
On Friday, McDonald’s confirmed to Today.com that the McRib, a sandwich it swore was done forever in 2022, is coming back to select restaurants in November 2023. The always in-the-know Instagram account, Snack-O-Later, also confirmed the sandwich’s return in a post.
“Update from McDonald’s: ‘It turns out not everyone was ready to say goodbye to the McRib after last year’s Farewell Tour. While it won’t be available nationwide, some lucky fans may find their favorite elusive saucy sandwich at their local McDonald’s restaurants this November,'” the caption on the post read, citing a press release shared with media outlets.
So, are people still as excited as they used to be for this boneless pork sandwich smothered in barbecue sauce? Sure, its onion and pickle toppings make it a tasty mini lunch or afternoon snack. But with its come-and-go nature, recurring farewells, and limited locations have caused it to lose its luster.
Just look to the comments on Snack-O-Later’s post for proof.
“Wonder what was up with that silly marketing scam they went on last year,” one commenter wrote. “The McRib is the Kiss of Sandwiches,” another added, citing the glam band’s multiple farewell tours.
Indeed, McDonald’s loves to trot out the classics, which do seem to hit with fans every time they make a limited return to menus, including the recently resurrected spicy McNuggets, a menu item that was offered in 2020 and 2022 as well.
One thing that commenters made clear in the comments of Snack-O-Later’s post is that they do want McDonald’s to offer one throwback classic: the Snack Wrap.
“Okay, so what about my grilled chicken Snack Wraps,” one commenter asked. “They need to bring back Snack Wraps instead,” another added. “We wanted wraps, man,” one more lamented.
The Snack Wraps were discontinued in the U.S. by the fast food chain in 2016 and haven’t been seen since. However, if you’re really craving one, you could always head over to Canada or the U.K. where they’re still on the menu, or to Burger King, which started offering its own dupe wrap in August. Or, just give in and go get the McRib, this time without fear, because odds are it will indeed be back again in 2024 too. You can even use this handy McRib Locator website to find one near you.