Yes, you read the title correctly! There really is a McDonald's McRib Locator. McDonald's introduced the McRib Sandwich in 1981. The boneless pork sandwich (made to look like a slab of ribs) seems to be in demand and has many "McRib Followers."
According to the Wall Street Journal, on Nov. 2, for the first time in 16 years, McDonald's Corp. will offer the McRib at outlets across the U.S., but only for six weeks or so. "It doesn't sell well all year long because people get tired of it," says McDonald's USA President Jan Fields.
According to the McDonald's USA President it doesn't sell well but there are about 300 Facebook groups devoted to the McRib, including "Bring back the McRib, Please," with more than 500 members.
McDonald's McRib Locator
Alan Klein is the creator of the McDonald's McRib Locator. His obsession with the McRib began when he was growing up on a hog farm in South Dakota. The 28-year-old meteorologist, who now lives in Minnesota, justified his craving by saying that eating McRibs supported the family business. After moving to Minnesota for college, he had trouble finding McRibs. Five years ago, he visited South Dakota and saw the sandwich at a McDonald's near his childhood home. "It rekindled my love of McRibs and made me start thinking it would be nice to know where they were," Klein says. Three years ago, he launched the McRib Locator!
Read the full WSJ story: Bona Fide Fans Chase Rib-Free Rib Sandwich