I Don’t Know What to Do – My Favorite McDonald’s Sandwich is Going Away
Ever since a McDonald's opened up in my hometown of South Paris in 1976, I've been a fan. You could even go so far as to say I'm lovin' it. I had my birthday party there when I turned 8 years old. That's me on the far right reading one of my birthday cards.
I remember how excited I was to get my very first Happy Meal in 1979 which was the same year that the Happy Meal was born. Star Trek The Motion Picture was the theme and I'm still a die-hard Star Trek fan today with a little help from this.
As an adult, I don't visit McDonald's quite as much, but I still stop in at least a few times a month, and even more often when two of my favorite items pop back up on the menu. The first is the delicious Shamrock Shake that comes out every March around St. Patrick's Day.
You may have already guessed the second. It's the elusive McRib that has been on and off the menu since 1981. You never really know when it's suddenly going to come back.
When it does show up, I get a little stalkerish about it, like when I took a picture of this giant banner at the Forest Avenue McDonald's in Portland in 2010.
So yeah. I'm kinda obsessed with the McRib, so imagine my surprise when McDonald's tweeted that it was coming back on October 31 with a disclaimer that this will be its farewell tour. WHAT?!?!
They even made a big graphic for it on their Facebook page!
No. This just can't be happening. The McRib is hands down the best sandwich at McDonald's. That tangy barbecue sauce, the onions, the pickles on the delicious pork patty that looks like ribs.
I really hope McDonald's is just playing with McRib fans to hype this release up. It wouldn't be the first time that it left the menu. It happened back in 1985, but McDonald's thought better about it and brought it back four years later.
I know what some people are going to say. "You can make these at home. It's easy." Yeah, you can. I could buy a case of 40 rib-shaped pork patties right now for $57 + shipping, but it won't be the same. McDonald's has it down. Making your own is like messing with the formula of Coke, and no one liked that.
If anyone behind the decision to make this the farewell of the McRib is reading this, I beg you. Please reconsider. A little piece of me will be missing without my McRib.