McDonald's McRib is back: News that makes you McHungry or McHorrified?


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Oh, McDonald’s. I already hate myself enough, and now you shove the deliciously heinous McRib back in my face? That’s right — almost one year after the fast food chain resurrected the McRib (and then sent it back to junk-food heaven to party with Surge and Tastetations), McDonald’s is bringing back the 500-calorie sandwich until Nov. 14. Strangely, the McRib is only offered year-round in one country, Germany. But that’s not the only suspicious thing about the sandwich. Vote after the jump: What’s the biggest mystery surrounding the McRib?

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  • Templar

    I don’t eat there ever, but LOL is right. America loves crap!

    • LOL

      You’re right, my friend. This proves it.

      • DRG

        In this case, America eats crap.

      • Shut your piebole!

        McRib hates the Jews.

    • Mike

      It’s offered year round in Germany, so Germans AND Americans love crap, but Germans love crap full-time and Americans love crap part-time?

    • lisa g.

      I ate these when I was a child n loved them! Especially the texture of the bun. But as I got older n wiser, the thought disgusts me!

    • bea

      McDonalds is a pleasant dining experience that seems to take a lot of unfair flack. They serve quality nutritious food that’s fast, cheap and very tasty. Kids and adults love it so it also serves to bring childre and patents together. Nothing wrong with that.a

      • MarilynC

        Bea, are you a flack for McD?

      • Kat

        ….nutritious?? Oh dear.

  • Skye Hill

    Fat people are sad.

    • Carrol

      Fat people are a lot of things, but sad generally ain’t one of them. Buddha smiles an awful lot

    • Ladies Man

      Fat girls are fun, though. They try harder as they are always grateful for the opportunity.


    Adele just had 2. Kelly Clarkson is ordering as we speak.

  • Cronus

    I have the buyer’s remorse!

    • argyle

      ha, good simpsons quote!

  • Christian

    The worst part of the McRib is the bun. Low-carb FTW!

  • O’Brien

    Greatest moment for the McRib: Jack Osbourne’s joy over seeing a sign proclaiming its return years ago when The Osbournes were on years ago. Hilarious.

  • Omar

    I don’t get the McRib love. I’d heard people rave about the thing for years before I finally decided to try one the last go-around. I love me some good fast food once in a while, but I was unimpressed, to say the least. Give me a deliciously melty McDouble, hold the onions, instead.

  • When did EW start writing about junk food?

    The biggest mystery about McRib is why is EW writing about it? This is an entertainment magazine, right? What is so entertainning about a boneless rib sandwich? What a waste of space. This must really be a slow news day in the world of show business.

    • Jessica

      Read the name of this blog: PopWatch. It’s about pop culture, not just the entertainment industry.

  • G in PA

    sadly this is the second story I have heard about the McRib today.

  • RK

    mcrib chomp

    • Melissa in CA

      OMG, I thought I was the only one that remembers that!

  • Shannon

    I’ve always heard about it and it was so hyped up last year that I tried one finally. It tasted horrible. I mean it really tasted bad, bad sauce, bun, the pickles, everything. I like fast food now and then too. I couldn’t even finish this.
    I don’t get the big deal.

  • AA

    Awesome selection of tags associated with this! “Not Jon Hamm” indeed!

  • yesimrite

    I had one last year too see what all the hype was about- turned out to be a pork mcnugget. Never again!

  • Sam Tomaino

    The biggest mystery I always wondered about the McRib is why the heck they put pickes on it.

    • Melissa in CA

      Because pickles taste good! And McDonald’s puts them on all their sandwiches.

  • JLC

    I lived in a town that had McRib year-round, even when McDonald’s had withdrawn it from most other restaurants. I can’t say I’m a fan, but to each his/her own.

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