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    McDonald’s Is Bringing Back The McRib Nationwide For The First Time Since 2012, And Fans Can’t Wait

    Thank you, person who runs McDonald's Twitter account.

    It’s true: The McRib — McDonald’s iconic BBQ sandwich — is, indeed, coming back this year.

    The McRib in front of its container which says 'McRIB Tasty Temptation'
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    The pork sandwich features BBQ sauce, onions, and pickles.

    The elusive McRib was introduced to menus in 1981 and removed in 1985. Since then, McDonald's has occasionally brought back the sandwich for a limited time in select locations, but without any official word of when its latest ~nationwide~ return would be, fans have been left waiting — and hungry.

    PLEASE THE MCRIB COULD SAVE THIS YEAR BRING IT BACK

    Just last week, McDonald's teased customers in a tweet that went viral, poking fun at the demands for the McRib's return: "It's always 'when is the McRib coming back' and never 'how are you doing person who runs the McDonald's account.'"

    it’s always “when is the McRib coming back” and never “how are you doing person who runs the McDonald’s account”

    Fans and brands alike came to the rescue with lots of wonderfully funny replies.

    @McDonalds How are you doing person who runs the McDonald’s account? -Xoxo, person who runs the Target account.

    @McDonalds If you ever feel Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Bummed, we’re always here if you need to talk, about anything…anything.

    @McDonalds How are you doing person that won’t tell us when the McRib is coming back.

    Continuing the joke, the person who runs McDonald's Twitter account gave an update this morning that probably made some people's day a little brighter: "Good morning to everyone who asked how I was doing last week — and to everyone else...McRib is back 12.2."

    good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week and to everyone else...McRib is back 12.2

    You heard them: The McRib IS COMING BACK on Dec. 2 this year!!!

    Calendar pointing out that Dec. 2 is the start of McRib season
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    What a way to close out 2020.

    The sandwich will be available nationwide for the first time since 2012 — making it EIGHT YEARS since the McRib was widely available across the US.

    nationwide for the first time since 2012 if u can believe it

    Customers have already started rejoicing.

    Me to the McDonald's drive thru employee on December 2nd for the McRib.

    @McDonalds McDonald’s Twitter account thank you for the mcrib

    The end of the world may be coming next week...but at least The Mandalorian & the McRib are back.

    Even UNO hopped in.

    @realUNOgame i’ll get u a free McRib if u change that rule we talked about

    But some brands cared less about the big news and more about McDonald's well-being.

    @Walgreens my guy Grimace is with me for emotional support. ty for checking in Walgreens ❤️

    Very wholesome, Walgreens.

    So, great news all around: McRib SZN is coming. And the person who runs the McDonald's Twitter account seems to be doing well.

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