Some love it, some hate it, but one thingâ€™s certain about the polarizing McDonaldâ€™s sandwich: itâ€™s hard to find. Luckily, the McRib Locator was invented by an avid sandwich fan to solve just that problem. Find out more, plus pictures and video below!
Addicted to the porky delight from an early age, Alan Klein created his site, www.Kleincast.com, after travelling home from college to find a local McDonalds serving the sandwich. Thinking of a creative way to spread the word, he made his site to serve as a guide to his fellow addicts when hunting the elusive sandwich.
“It rekindled my love of McRibs and made me start thinking it would be nice to know where they were,” the site creator says.
Some are repelled by the sandwich, specifically the emulsified pork reshaped to resemble a slab of spare ribs without the bones. Still, the sandwich has an almost drug-like appeal for those who can get past its dubious origins. Klein says his site gets 300 to 400 hits a week from those looking to feed their need, and they come from all over the United States.
With all of this popularity, you have to wonder why the sandwich isnâ€™t carried year round by most locations. According to McDonaldâ€™s President, most only carry the specialty for a few weeks or months at a time because it doesn’t sell well all year.
â€śIt doesn’t sell well all year long because people get tired of it,” says McDonald’s USA President Jan Fields.
But some donâ€™t buy that explanation. Almost everyone has a friend who canâ€™t get enough of the barbeque specialty and mourns whenever itâ€™s cancelled for the year. The good news is that Kliencast has announced most McDonaldâ€™s will be bringing back the sandwich at most locations in November! Until then, the addicts will just have to use the McRib Locator to fill their needs. What do you think of McDonaldâ€™s polarizing meal? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comment section after you check out the video below!
Photos: Wikipedia.org/Fritz Saalfeld