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Sorry McRib Fans: Sandwich Won't Go National

McDonald's cites higher national priorities, like Mighty Wings

(Newser) - The McRib is going... regional. McDonald's, which has been struggling to keep up with a raft of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year. The fast-food chain says it's leaving it up to local franchise groups to decide whether to offer the... More »

McDonald’s McRib Gets a Rival

Burger King rolling out its own boneless rib sandwich

(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... More »

Why McRib Lovers Must Wait Longer This Year

Weirdly, it has to do with last year's mild winter

(Newser) - If you're a fan of the McDonald's McRib sandwich, AdvertisingAge has some bad news for you: It won't be out until mid-December, instead of the usual late October. The reason sheds some light into the world of fast-food business sense. AdAge got its hands on a company... More »

McRib Too Healthy for You? Try the McRibster

It's a McRib deep-fried and topped with cheese ... and bacon

(Newser) - Everyone knows the McRib is awesome, inspiring obsessed devotees to drive 10 hours for a taste . But what would be awesomer? How about breading the "rib" meat, deep-frying it, topping it with cheese, throwing on some "spicy-sweet chili sauce" and honey mustard, and then, because that's not... More »

McDonald's Pushes for Humane McRib

Pork suppliers told to phase out hog crates

(Newser) - McDonald's is winning praise from animal welfare groups for taking action to create a more humane McRib. The fast food giant has told its suppliers to come up with plans for ending the use of gestation crates for adult female hogs, the Wall Street Journal reports. Most breeding sows... More »

McRib Pigs' Conditions Appalling: Humane Society

Supplier misleading about animals' condition, group says

(Newser) - Your much-hyped McRib sandwich may have a dark past. The Humane Society has filed a complaint with the feds that McDonald’s pork supplier, Smithfield Foods, has misled consumers regarding how it treats its animals. Smithfield, which has won a “supplier sustainability” award from the restaurant chain, calls its... More »

Missing the McRib? McYearn No Longer

McDonald's brings back the boneless rib sandwich

(Newser) - America has apparently been salivating for the past year, and McDonald's is coming to the rescue. The mega-food-chain announced today it will be selling its McRib boneless barbecue pork sandwich nationwide until Nov. 14. Normally its franchises can choose whether to sell the sandwich, but a national release last... More »

Inside the Bizarre McRib Obsession

There's even a 'McRib Locator'—yes, really

(Newser) - The McRib is not made from ribs—heck, some would argue it’s not even food—yet the McDonald’s sandwich has inspired intense loyalty and a bizarre mystique. McRib fans’ passion is stoked by the fact that the boneless pork rib-shaped patty is only available for brief periods, and... More »

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