Sunday, November 04, 2012

How the McRib came to be

McDonald's inventor of the Chicken McNugget recalls that it was so popular when it was introduced in 1979 that demand outstripped chicken supply. The McRib was developed out of necessity for franchises that didn't have any McNuggets. The McRib was a full-time menu option from 1981 to 1985 (in the US). Individual McDonald's restaurants are able to offer the McRib whenever they feel like it. This has inspired websites devoted to tracking McRib availability.

1 comment:

Half Hour said...

Not so much a McRib "meal" mind you, so much as a vat-grown, mechanically textured blob which somewhat resembles actual food.