McDonald's Is Releasing A Podcast About The 'Rick And Morty' Sauce Riots

McDonald's is bringing back Szechuan sauce (again) and this time, the company appears to have learned from last year's ugly sauce debacle. Most of these may have been caused by "Rick and Morty" fans who were chanting inside restaurants, a behavior that series co-creator Justin Roiland was quick to distance himself and Dan Harmon from.

But McDonald's underestimated just how many Rick and Morty fans would want the sauce-and that wasn't the only issue it faced. Things change and today McDonald's states on their website that "Szechuan Sauce is Coming Back".


"We disappointed fans and we are sorry". That's because McDonald's is promising 20 million packets of Szechuan Sauce, available darn near everywhere beginning on Monday, Feb. 26. Szechuan Sauce, that is, a long-forgotten Chicken McNuggets dipping sauce thought lost to the sands of time. We all have our Szechuan sauce-for some, it's a comic; for others it's a Comic-Con Funko Pop. "Our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand". It could only feasibly produce a certain amount of packets in time for the promotion it wanted to pair Szechuan sauce alongside. People waited in ridiculously long lines to get a taste only to be told their local Mickey D's had run out of their terribly limited supply of sauce.

A press release from McDonald's addressed the pandemonium that broke out in October, saying the company had the best intentions but admitting it went very wrong. Except that the under-estimation of the demand generated situations of quasi-events (the police even sometimes get involved) and a great discontent among the fans of the series. Lunchtime typically means 10:30 a.m., when the restaurant kitchens start shifting over to the midday menu.

  • Gwendolyn Kim