McDonald’s Brings Back McRib In “Farewell Tour”

( McDonald’s occasionally brings back popular items for a brief stint of nostalgia. The fast-food chain has decided to bring back one of their sweet breakfast treats back on the menu, announcing a popular cheese danish that hasn’t been on menu since it was first introduced in the 1980s.

Starting on September 14, the danish will make its return and has been described as “a flaky pastry filled with sweet cream cheese and topped with a buttery streusel and light vanilla drizzle,” according to an announcement.

But this time, the popular fast-food chain is reportedly bringing back another popular item in its “Farewell Tour.” The chain is bringing back the McRib for the final time until November 20. The fan-favorite item first debuted in 1981 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Many hope that this is not the last time the McRib is offered on the menu, despite what the chain is saying. In 2005, McDonald’s launched its Farewell Tour for the McRib and then reportedly repeated it for the next three years. It was then that the sandwich reappeared on menus in 2012 until vanishing for a prolonged period of time until December 2020. The sandwich was then reportedly brought back in November 2021 for its 40th anniversary.

The McRib is described as a “seasoned boneless pork dipped in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and dill pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun.”

Those using the “McRib Locator” should be able to track its return to menus.

“Over the last few years, McDonald’s has proven itself the champion of recognizing and cashing in on current consumer trends, wrote Carmen Bryan, consumer analyst at GlobalData. “The company has consistently reinvented its menu throughout the pandemic and beyond, which has helped it to retain relevance and customer interest.”