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Old 11-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Cool McDonald's Brings Back the McRib for 4 Weeks Only!

The return of McDonald's beloved McRib sandwich
BY Jacob E. Osterhout
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Tuesday, November 2nd 2010



It's back!

For the first time in 16 years, McDonald's outlets nationwide return the McRib sandwich to their menus Tuesday.

The limited-edition run lasts for four weeks only. And New York McRib lovers are champing at the bit to sink their teeth into the sandwich.






"I'm going to eat as many as I can until I throw up," says Jenny Wu, a 31-year-old Web designer from Flushing.

"It's so tasty! We don't know what animals McDonald's killed to make the McRib, but we don't care because it tastes so good."





Wu is not alone: The specialty sandwich has a rabid fan base in this city.


In 2008, Anthony Benenato, an environmental waste worker in Belleville, N.J., started the Facebook group "Bring the MC Rib to New Jersey and New York," one of nearly 300 independent Facebook pages dedicated to the $2.99 menu item.


Tuesday marks the realization of his dream.

"I was hoping that if we got enough support, the McDonald's corporation would grant us our wish," says Benenato, 28, who can barely control his excitement when talking about the McRib.

"I had almost given up the fight, but then I heard the news that the McRib was coming back and I had to celebrate. I feel proud, like I did my part to help the McRib return."












The McRib debuted in 1982 to the delight of pork lovers, but by 1990 interest had waned. McDonald's removed the sandwich from the full-time menu, instead offering it sporadically as a specialty item at restaurants across the country.


"The McRib sandwich is seen by our customers as one of the most legendary menu items we have to offer," says McDonald's spokeswoman Tara Hayes. "By offering it in limited time periods it keeps the product fresh in the minds of our guests and maintains the demand to keep it coming back."









The McRib has been featured in David Letterman Top 10 lists, an episode of "The Simpsons" (as the Ribwich), and a Charlie's Angels movie.



"Even if you haven't had a McRib in years, you still remember what it looks and tastes like," says Aaron Walker, a 39-year-old financial manager from Boerum Hill.

"I mean, how many other sandwiches are turned into a cartoon."




The taste certainly maintains an appeal for those sick of burgers.

"I love the McRib because of the sauce," says Ben Barna, 28, a writer in Bed-Stuy. "There's also the nice contrast between the sweet barbecue taste and the salty pickles. Also, it's very exciting to get a pork sandwich at a burger place."



Plus, there are fond childhood memories.

"I remember eating it as a kid and how good it was," says Benenato. "I've been on a crazy strict diet lately and lost a ton of weight, but I am definitely going to break my diet to go have a McRib."

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The McDonalds here started serving it several weeks ago.
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I am so looking forward to this. I haven't had one in years.
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I had one sunday and will probably have one more before they are gone.
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Reading this thread made me hungry, I just went and got 3.
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It came before halloween,and McRib is on the list of cupons my mom got in the mail for McDonalds.
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Wow here at the McDonald's in my town it's not $2.99 it's $1.99
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They sound good but I have to check the calories, carb content etc. - probably will pass on it though bec. I bet the count will be high.

I did have a grilled chicken snack wrap the other day though, with BBQ sauce, and it was good and not off the charts cal or carb wise.
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For those w/o these issues, I do have to admit most of McD's stuff is tasty and I remember this was when I had some way back when.
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They sound good but I have to check the calories, carb content etc. - probably will pass on it though bec. I bet the count will be high.

I did have a grilled chicken snack wrap the other day though, with BBQ sauce, and it was good and not off the charts cal or carb wise.
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Are you thinking about visiting Temptation Island again? lol
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They sound good but I have to check the calories, carb content etc. - probably will pass on it though bec. I bet the count will be high.

I did have a grilled chicken snack wrap the other day though, with BBQ sauce, and it was good and not off the charts cal or carb wise.
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It seems that each sandwich is 500 calories, 44g of carbs, 10g of saturated fat and 980mg of sodium.
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McDonald's is not selling the McRib sandwich in Canada. I'd rather have the rib dinner at Swiss Chalet anyways!
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I like the McRib.

I wish it would stay this time!
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It seems that each sandwich is 500 calories, 44g of carbs, 10g of saturated fat and 980mg of sodium.

Pretty much as I suspected - too many of everything esp the cals & carbs -thanks HuntingtonM15
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Are you thinking about visiting Temptation Island again? lol

Not really - at least not for a while. The broiled chicken snack wrap I had at McD's was 260 cals - which isn't so bad - and it did hit the spot. First time I was in a McD's in at least 6 months.

But I did go to a White Castle recently & had a chicken ring sandwihich (threw out 1/2 of bread) and 1/2 a reg order of french fries. Both (thank God) turned out not to be all that & I got the craving out of my system.

The thing I like about Weight Watchers is they tell you not to deprive yourself of stuff like this every once in a while - just plan around it. I did, and that's enuf Fast Food for me for a long while.

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