The McRib Is Back But What is It?

In case you missed it McDonald’s has announced the return of the McRib sandwich for a short run again this year. I’ve always been a fan of the McRib and it’s actually one of the few menu items I would purchase from the fast food chain without complaining about what I was eating.

So in honor of that 500 calorie mystery meat sandwich I decided to uncover what is that a McRib is actually made out of. I decided the best course of action was to talk to my neighbor who is an actual McDonald’s employee. He told me the sandwich is a frozen pressed pork patty that is deep-fried and then smothered with a tangy barbecue sauce, topped with pickles and onions and served on a warmed role.

When it comes to how the McRib gets its rib like shape my neighbor told me that it’s part of the preparation process at the meatpacking facility. Apparently McDonald’s did research and found that people wouldn’t eat a sandwich containing the cast-off pieces of pork which were turned into a patty but if you pass it off as something they would recognize like to rib people would gobble them up.

After what I learned about chicken nuggets a while back and posted on this website I really have to believe the process is probably much the same. That’s why I don’t think I’ll be getting one again anytime soon and not because I’m currently trying to lose weight, I’m just not sure my stomach can handle my brain knowing the truth about the McRib sandwich.’s

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