The McRib is back, and still not made with ribs

Go ahead... you know you want it...

If distance makes the heart grow fonder, it also makes the stomach grow hungrier, as the Internet feeding frenzy over McDonald’s McRib proves year after year. Luckily, today brings good news to the rib-obsessed: The cult favorite sandwich is now back on McDonald’s menu through November 14.

The McRib was first introduced in 1982, but was pulled a few years later as sales dwindled. However, the sandwich was often brought back on the McDonalds menu as a promotional item in subsequent years. As in any emotionally manipulative relationship, the sandwich’s inconstancy only increased its admirers’ attachment to it, and with the coming of the Internet age McRib fans were able to band together and share tales of its periodic returns. Each time, the McRib becomes the hot topic on social networks — check out today’s #occupymcrib hash tag on Twitter — and there is even a website dedicated to reporting McRib sightings across the country with a locator map.

Since then, McDonalds has made a show of bringing back the sandwich each fall. The fast food giant enjoyed a 4.8 percent sales spike during the McRib’s brief comeback last November, before ripping the sandwich away from its heartbroken admirers once again.

McDonalds said on Monday that the increase in sales “best showcased the passion consumers exhibit for this elusive sandwich.”

Made with pork meat molded into the shape of ribs, the McRib sandwich contains 540 calories, 26 grams of fat and 980 milligrams of sodium. Ironically, the sandwich’s return is only a few months after McDonald’s announced a new healthy happy meal initiative that cut calories in the kids’ meals by 20 percent. Adults, though, they’re free to keep eating as horribly as they like!

So go ahead, get your eager paws on a McRib while you still can. We don’t know about you, but the McRib’s return has us saying, “I’m lovin’ it!”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

Movies

Shia LaBeouf disorderly conduct case pushed to September

A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater…

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

NBA

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.