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McRib is Back, and Are you going to get one?

I am told that the McRib has been back. I don't know how long this will last. I have not had one as far as I can remember (it is possible that I had it when I was very little). I don't know if I will go out of my way to get one, but I suppose McRib is a historical/cultural thing that I should at least try it, so I will probably get one.

My question to you is: Are you going to get one this time? Or you just don't give a dime for it?

P.S.: If McRib is as popular and as well-liked as many claimed, then why does McDonald have to continue/discontinue on and off, on and off like this?

Thanks.

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    1. Yes we will be getting one.

      And McD's only serves McRibs once per year because it doesn't take very long for McDonald's to run through the national supply of boneless pigs...

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      1. re: deet13

        So it sounds like you had them before. I think I will have one too.

        <it doesn't take very long for McDonald's to run through the national supply of boneless pigs...>

        Heh heh heh.

        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

          Heh I don't think they're all that great; but, the McRib is one of the few McD's sandwiches that I enjoy purchasing.

          To steal and then heavily paraphrase a line from one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of the 21st century, "There should be a new, stronger word for food like the McRib, like bad/wrong or badong."

      2. now that I no longer smoke pot, uhhh no. ehh it just means more for the rest of my old pals. I did try one last go 'round and almost yakked. not terrible, but did not remember the appeal.

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        1. re: hill food

          :) I think I will get one today, and I will report back. Yeah, pot is getting expensive, isn't it? :P

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            Yes it is more expensive, but the quality way better. I don't think there is enough around me to taste a McRib. The only thing I like at McDonald's is a double filet-o-fish, no cheese.

              1. re: Tom34

                :) I don't know. Free market and competition should bring the price down. Look no way but the price of alcohol before, during and after Prohibition.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  Come to think of it, if it were legal you could always grow your own. Whole new meaning to Herb garden.

                  1. re: Tom34

                    and that may qualify as a factor in a new post on the meals for less than $5.00 thread

              1. re: Vidute

                once, now lost to the wind. ghost: haunt me no more.

            1. Evidently, there is no rib meat in a McRib.

              http://consumerist.com/2011/11/02/wha...

              That's OK for me, it's a nice treat once or twice a year, even if it has no relationship to BBQ (or ribs).

              1. The Offspring was begging for one - never had it before, etc., etc. The Spouse took her to get one. They brought it home, she had one bite, made an ugly face, and said she didn't like it. I hadn't tasted a McRib since they originally came out decades ago. I took one bite and said, "Now I remember why I won't eat these." Spouse finished the sandwich and said, "Now I remember why I liked these so much."

                To each his own, apparently.

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                1. re: rockycat

                  <I took one bite and said, "Now I remember why I won't eat these." Spouse finished the sandwich and said, "Now I remember why I liked these so much.">

                  Are you two (your spouse and you) from different from of the country? For example, are you from the South, and she is from the West Coast?

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    No, both NY'ers. Brooklyn and Queens.