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Thanks for the sauce, McDonald's - even if it's a few months late

23 February 2018

McDonald's is bringing back its wildly popular Szechuan dipping sauce after a year of public outcry.

McDonald's knows how dark things can get when locations don't have enough sauce to meet customers' demand - specifically, the demands of "Rick and Morty" fans.

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For those who missed it, a simple Rick and Morty joke about McDonalds" late "90s promotional run of Szechuan sauce sparked real world chaos when the fast food emporium brought the sauce back, but made supply super-limited, and fans actually rioted. In total, there will be 20 million cups available.

A disappointed "Rick and Morty" fan looking for Szechuan sauce. "To fully make amends, we felt it was important to not only bring back much more sauce this time, but to also admit our mistakes, answer questions and give fans access to the story behind the story". It's still a limited-time promotion, and only available with the purchase of Buttermilk Crispy Tenders while stocks last.

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McDonald's has announced it will distribute 20 million packets of Szechuan sauce across all it's locations in the US starting on Monday.

The huge demand for special Szechuan sauce was created by "Rick and Morty", which airs on Adult Swim on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network, which has a huge fanbase. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce". The limited batch was at a few McDonald's locations October 7. In some cases, the patrons became rowdy after learning of the shortage, and police were called to the restaurants to disperse crowds. Once the promotion for the film was over, the sauce was removed from all McDonald's restaurants.

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McDonald's has promised that this time, the chain has taken its time and won't face a similar disaster. The sauce disappeared with the promotion but was revived previous year by acclaimed animated sci-fi Rick & Morty.

Thanks for the sauce, McDonald's - even if it's a few months late