How McDonald’s Is Responding to Last Year’s Uncooked McRib Photo

Last year, an uncooked McRib photo was posted by a McDonald’s employee, supposedly in Canada, and that picture went viral.

Now, with this year’s release of that seasonal sandwich, McDonald’s has responded with a video of their own. The fast food chain hired MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara do disprove the gross rumors surrounding the sandwich as part of their new ad campaign. We have the report above, and the full video pasted below.

In case you missed it, here’s some back story on that infamous photo. It came from Redditor DJDanaK, minus the bun, special sauce, pickles and sliced onion. According to the Grub Street website, “Since many manufacturers produce boneless, mechanically separated “rib” products, the exact provenance of this particular mystery-meat specimen is the subject of ongoing debate deep within the Reddit trenches at this very moment.”

Here’s a video covering the event from last year.

Needless to say, last year’s fury didn’t put the arches out of business. But there may have been an impact; the company did NOT make the McRib part of their national roll out this year. Check out that info here.

Nevertheless, people love their McRib and are willing to eat it no matter what it looks like. Which got us to thinking about possible copycat recipes. And, thanks to the internet, we found one.

Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes offers a copycat recipe for the McDonald’s McRib Sandwich. As he states:

If youve got a food processor you’ll never have to go without the unmistakably unique taste and texture of the sauced-up sparerib sandwich that’s dressed with pickles and onions and served on a soft, warm sandwich roll. … The pork in McDonald’s sandwich is combined with salt, a little dextrose sugar, plus water and a few preservatives, and then it is pressed into the shape of a small rack of ribs. Your version wont have the same fake bones stamped into the patty, but after shaping the meat and freezing it, you will be able to make cloned McRibs any time you want in your own kitchen in less than 10 minutes.

We won’t post his recipe here, you’ll just need to follow the link above. Or will you just order one up at McDonald’s despite the above picture? Let us know in the comments below.

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