McDonald's Is Teasing The End Of The McRib With A 'Farewell Tour'

McDonald's McRib has built up a cult following since its debut in 1981, as per People. Sales were reportedly lower than the company wanted to see with the first run, and the sandwich was ultimately removed. Then, after it was rereleased a decade later, its popularity among customers earned it a permanent menu spot until the early 2000s. In 2005, fans had to say goodbye to the McRib once more, though it would go on to make a few limited-run releases every few years.

Its limited releases made it a commodity that people were eager to try with each return. However, despite its popularity with each rerelease, McDonald's hasn't added it to the menu as a permanent option again. Fans have been enjoying the sandwich as it's on menus once more, but this could very well be the last time we see the iconic sandwich on the fast-food chain's menu.

The end of the McRib?

The McDonald's website teases the end of the McRib's run, stating that this is the "McRib Farewell Tour." The site states that the sandwich will only be available at limited locations through November 20, and customers should be prepared to say goodbye. The McRib, which is comprised of a boneless pork patty on a homestyle bun, slathered in McRib sauce, and topped with pickles and onions, is so popular among fans that there is even a McRib Locator website, dedicated to finding which McDonald's locations are serving the sandwich.

Customers can order the sandwich on the McDonald's app for pickup or delivery to guarantee one last McRib meal before it leaves the menu. If you can't get to McDonald's to grab the sandwich before it disappears, don't lose hope — the McRib could come back if McDonald's continues their rereleasing trend, you may just have to wait a few more years before you can order it again.