Posts Tagged: McRib
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Reconstituted Pork Offal Slurry "Gray, Flat, Stacked And Vividly Ribbed"

And, in case you somehow missed it: "For three decades, the sandwich has come in and out of existence, popping up in certain regional markets for short promotions, then retreating underground to its porky lair—only to be revived once again for reasons never made entirely clear. Each time it rolls out nationwide, people must again consider this strange and elusive product, whose unique form sets it deep in the Uncanny Valley—and exactly why its existence is so fleeting."

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A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage

One of McDonald’s most divisive products, the McRib, made its return last week. For three decades, the sandwich has come in and out of existence, popping up in certain regional markets for short promotions, then retreating underground to its porky lair—only to be revived once again for reasons never made entirely clear. Each time it rolls out nationwide, people must again consider this strange and elusive product, whose unique form sets it deep in the Uncanny Valley—and exactly why its existence is so fleeting.

The McRib was introduced in 1982—1981 according to some sources—and was created by McDonald’s former executive chef Rene Arend, the same man who invented the Chicken [...]

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The Curious Case of The McRibble (And The McRib)

Did eating the KFC Double Down merely compromise your kidneys? Now you can finally push your digestive system over the edge. Introducing: McRibbles.

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The Deep-Fried McRib

The only thing better than a sandwich made out of reconstituted pork offal slurry is a sandwich made out of reconstituted pork offal slurry that is deep-fried and served with bacon and cheese. Sadly, you'll have to go to Austria to get it. Although that is probably for the best.

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Disgusting "Sandwich" Is Back To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Call it the supersize effect: "Consumers who feel powerless reach for extra-large portions of food in an effort to increase their social standing in the eyes of others, a new study suggests…. The study authors noted that cultural norms associate some larger items, such as houses, vehicles or flatscreen TVs, with wealth, success and high social status. If consumers feel unhappy with their status, they may take this belief and apply it to food, the researchers suggested." In related news, "The McRib, the elusive sandwich that has inspired a cult-like following, is back. McDonald's Corp. announced Monday that the boneless barbecue pork sandwich, usually available in only [...]

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The Awl's Noted Pork Arbitrage Theorist Willy Staley On Bloomberg TV

I guess my favorite part of this Bloomberg TV segment on our McRib v. pork market exposé (besides the fact that they talked to actual pork futures analysts!) is when they bring McRibs down to Occupy Wall Street. (That really happened!) I'm guessing they just didn't show the part where the vegans threw them back in the producers' faces? TV is amazing.

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Catch McRib Fever! (Followed By McRib Vomiting And Indigestion)

McRib fever is "building to a frenzy" in advance of the fast food product being made available nationwide tomorrow. How much do you know about this pressed-and-formed meat-like product which, given its elusive nature up to now, may very well be made from mechanically separated unicorn carcasses? Catch up on your history here.