McDonald’s McRib Gets a Rival
Burger King rolling out its own boneless rib sandwich
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2013 9:14 AM CDT
The McRib.   (PRNewsFoto/McDonald's)

(Newser) – The only problem with the insanely popular McDonald's McRib sandwich is that fans have to wait until October, or sometimes even later, to get one each year. Well, we have good news for you. On May 21, Burger King is releasing its own boneless rib menu item, the BBQ-sauce-slathered and sweet-pickle-bearing BK Rib Sandwich. Sadly, it will be available just for the summer, Time reports. It will cost you about $3.49 alone, or $5.59 if you want fries and a drink with that, USA Today reports.

"Our guests have grown to look for a variety of options," explains Burger King's vice president of global innovation. "It's not just about beef anymore, but other proteins like chicken and turkey and pork." (Although some would probably question whether any of these boneless rib offerings are truly meat at all.) The BK Rib Sandwich sold "extremely well" when it tested in Louisiana, the VP adds. Also on Burger King's special menu this summer: a Memphis Pulled Pork sandwich, Carolina BBQ sandwiches, sweet potato fries, a BBQ Chicken Salad, and a bunch of desserts involving Oreos.

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KooKooforCocoPuffs
May 16, 2013 12:13 PM CDT
Soylent Rib is PEOPLE!!!!!!!
schmidtkoff
May 15, 2013 7:25 PM CDT
I don't know when it happened but lately I'm just not into meat. I really don't like chicken, beef doesn't taste good to me at all. I rarely, maybe once a year crave a fast food burger, but after I eat it I wonder why I did. Buying ground round or ground sirloin is unappetizing after consumed also. I've been thinking of going back to the Morningstar Farms products. At least some of them. In the past month I've eaten some sort of meat maybe once/twice a week at the most. I suppose that's a good thing.
Buckshot
May 15, 2013 6:09 PM CDT
No thanks I've given up on McDonalds and Burger King the last time I ate at either one was the last time. Their food has been tweaked so much it doesn't taste good anymore.