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12-24-2007, 03:01 AM
McDonald’s is brining back the restaurant industry’s most-popular limited-time offer, the McRib.
For nearly a quarter century, the sandwich has developed such a faithful following that the cartoon comedy, “The Simpsons,” parodied the LTO and thousands of fans travel from state to state just to eat the sandwich at different stores.
According to a news release, the McRib sandwich has regrouped and is giving its fans one last encore presentation during the “McRib Farewell Tour II.”
Rising success could be seen all along Denver's roadway this past saturday though it's early to deem the new catchphrase for mcrib a success. "The Mcribb, It's not bad!" slogan first started hitting the airwaves this past thanksgiving.
Since Oct. 30, select McDonald’s have served the boneless pork rib patty topped with pickles, onions and tangy BBQ sauce on a special McRib bun.
“There was such a huge show of support for the McRib last year that we decided to bring it back,” said Jerome Elenez, marketing director, McDonald’s Greater Southwest Region. “We are excited to promote the ‘McRib Farewell Tour II’ and give our loyal McRib customers one last chance to enjoy the savory sandwich.”
After this limited-time offer, McRib will be retired from the McDonald’s menu forever. So they say, any way.
McDonald’s is telling McRib fans to sign a petition at MCRIB.COM to let the company know that the McRib should stay.
12-24-2007, 03:03 AM
Rofl! Didn't take long to make it here.
12-24-2007, 03:08 AM
here is a picture of a mcribb they ususally go for like 2.14
12-24-2007, 03:09 AM
I remember when my doom metal band "Sorcory for dragons" Would play would would buy all the mcribbs we could before hitting the road
12-24-2007, 03:11 AM
they have a link for a farewell to mcrib 3 I hope mcdonalds keeps the mcribb longer this time i truely miss it. I try to buy the ones at quick trip but they don't satisfy my tastes like the ones from mocdonalds. One of my friends Pete Peterson always cries out Where is my! Anywho's here is the mcribb page
12-24-2007, 03:13 AM
Above is one of my favorite pages about the mcrib it has more of a liberal slant to mcribology but still an infomative page non the lesser
12-24-2007, 03:14 AM
Wiki pedia describes mcrib ok but it leaves out the Mcrib shorages of the late 2002 and the subsequent Mcribb rising of 03
The sandwich test-marketed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-market) very well in Nebraska and other Midwestern (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest) markets and was added to the restaurant's permanent menu throughout the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) in 1981.<sup id="_ref-0" class="reference"> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McRib#_note-0)</sup> Sales were mediocre, and it was removed after several years, only to be brought back as a limited time offering.
Officials at McDonald's, in a 1985 stockholder meeting, mentioned that the reason the McRib was pulled was because the McRib could not sustain international sales because many countries do not eat pork regularly. Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) was mentioned as an example which could sustain sales, but not the U.S. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.) or certain Asia Pacific (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Pacific) countries. The strategy announced at that time would be that the McRib would be brought back periodically as a "specialty" sandwich since it definitely increased sales during a promotional period before receding.
On November 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_1), 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005), McDonald's put out a press release (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_release) stating that the McRib would be permanently removed from the menu following a "McRib Farewell Tour." This appears to have been a deceptive kickoff to a viral marketing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_marketing) campaign; mcrib.com, a site registered to McDonald's, features a petition to "Save the McRib," which is facetiously sponsored by the "Boneless Pig Farmers Association of America."<sup id="_ref-1" class="reference"> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McRib#_note-1)</sup> So in a two-angled campaign (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_propaganda), McDonald's is simultaneously conducting a McRib farewell tour and sponsoring a petition to "Save the McRib" to create buzz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_of_mouth). The idea for the tour seemed to have come from The Simpsons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons) episode "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Spelling_as_Fast_as_I_Can)" which featured a farewell tour for its parody food item. On October 16, 2006, the "McRib Farewell Tour II" site appeared, confirming the campaign was a marketing ploy. The petition to "Save the McRib" still exists as well as the "BPFAA" site.
The McRib is still on sale in Germany.<sup id="_ref-2" class="reference"> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McRib#_note-2)</sup>
The McRib is currently on sale in portions of Ohio and Missouri as well as the Chicago and Florida area.
McDonald's brought back the McRib in October 2007.<sup id="_ref-Time-Blog.Com_0" class="reference"> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McRib#_note-Time-Blog.Com)</sup> The 3rd Farewell Tour will begin at the end of October 2007.
12-24-2007, 03:16 AM
this is a less flatering picture of the mcribb maybe one that mcdonalds had of the stock images in circia 99. still looks ok
12-24-2007, 03:18 AM
Here is a picture of the 3 piece fish n' more (no realashion to the mcribb)
12-24-2007, 03:22 AM
this looks like corn (not a mcrib)
12-24-2007, 03:23 AM
"Ever since making waves in the fast-food underground with the seminal, groundbreaking McRib sandwich in the late '80s, McDonald's has grown steadily, today boasting a rabidly devoted following numbering in the thousands. The chain has proven hugely influential, spawning the so-called "McDonaldland Scene" of the mid-'90s and shaping the menus of dozens of fast-food outlets. "
12-24-2007, 09:00 AM
Who is this F*#@er? Is this the only damn thing he has on the mane? Ban this chump please.
12-24-2007, 10:36 AM
little agressive dont you think....
12-24-2007, 12:07 PM
I love cheese
12-24-2007, 01:52 PM
cheese is good.
12-24-2007, 03:22 PM
Hard goat cheese. Yum.
12-24-2007, 03:24 PM
The Foneco is back. Actually it never left.
Bronco LB 59
12-25-2007, 05:46 PM
My mom is Muslim. She won't let me eat Mcribs but I am going to have one anyway. "Allah is blushing!"
09-28-2008, 09:41 PM
It's back bitches!
09-29-2008, 01:49 AM