Makeshift McRibs

Only 2 weeks into McRib season, some locations are already running low on McRib components. Melissa confirmed the McRib was back in Murphy, TX, however the bun served was that of the Big Mac/Quarter Pounder sesame seed top variety.

This has happened in the past, with additional McRib buns arriving yet that season for those locations. This type of issue isn’t necessarily surprising. As the patties are frozen, their shelf life is longer than the buns used to serve the McRib. If anything, this hints that the McRib is selling better at this location as they didn’t stock enough bread for the demand.

Other past component shortages were regarding the McRib box. In that case, the McNugget box was offered in place of the McRib box.

Has your McDonalds had to resort to a makeshift McRib? Have you ever had a makeshift McRib? Share your stories in the comments below, we would love to hear about what creativity was used with your McRib.

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Quick Look McRib Availability Thus Far

Having just caught up on the confirmation emails (thank you for your emails!), I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at a few metrics on how the season is going thus far.
As of the time of this post, there have been 1,177 McRib Reports made on the website. Of these, there have been 306 confirmed (recall that confirmed means the reporter pinned them at http://mcriblocator.com/report.html and sent us an email with a photo of their receipt showing location as well as McRib purchase).

McRib Confirmations By State

State
Confirmations
CA42
TX31
IL27
MN19
FL16
MO13
IN13
OH12
VA11
KS10
TN10
NE10
GA10
CO10
KY8
IA8
NC7
WI7
AZ6
PA6
OK5
NV4
SD3
NM3
SC3
WA2
ID2
AL2
LA2
WV1
MS1
Through October 28, 2014


States lacking confirmations thus far are Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, Arkansas, Michigan, New York, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. We suspect at least a few of these states are serving the McRib. If you know someone in one of these states, please ask them to check their local McDonalds and let us know if they find the McRib is available! One thing that stands out is that the New England states have decided against bringing the McRib back. Perhaps the McLobster will return there this year instead as was done earlier this summer in Canada.

McLobster

If/when you find a McRib, please mark your sighting at McRibLocator.com and be sure to send us a photo (photos@mcriblocator.com) of your receipt showing the purchase so that we may mark it as confirmed and help other fans track down this elusive sandwich.

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Nebraska goes all in for 2014 McRib release

The Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska) is reporting that the McRib will be available at all Nebraska locations (minus a few Walmart McDonalds locations that lack sufficient space) by next week. It is clear that Nebraska knows what the fans want, and welcomes bringing back the food item that a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln meat scientist made possible with an amazing invention back in 1981.

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