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'Rick and Morty' Szechuan Sauce Is Finally Coming Back to McDonald’s

'Rick and Morty' Szechuan Sauce Is Finally Coming Back to McDonald’s

And this time, quantity isn’t so limited

Last summer, McDonald’s announced that it would be bringing back Szechuan Sauce, a promotional condiment from the 1998 release of Disney film Mulan that had more recently become a cult item among fans of the cartoon Rick and Morty. Months later and a few sauce packets short, customers broke out in riots and fans called for the a boycott of the chain. To make things right, the Golden Arches promised to re-release a larger batch of sauce over the winter months — and now, the brand will finally deliver.

On February 26, fast food fiends can dunk their Buttermilk Crispy Tenders into their beloved sauce once more. And this time, Ronald McDonald’s Szechuan army is 20 million packets strong. But the brand is still apologizing for its colossal mistake from October 7.

“We did not anticipate the overnight crowds, the cross-state travel and the amazing curiosity, passion and energy fans showed,” McDonald’s said in a release. “Our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn’t near enough to meet that demand. We disappointed fans and we are sorry.”

We heard you and have been working tirelessly to bring back The Sauce. On 2/22, we announce when/where Szechuan Sauce will return, but also answer the burning question: “What happened to The Sauce?!” To find out, visit https://t.co/Gcrq5kM71E or download the podcast series. pic.twitter.com/ezHbAqL82i

— McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 20, 2018

To fully make amends, the chain even partnered with [email protected] and Onion Labs to create a three-part podcast called “The Sauce” in which top executives admit their missteps and give fans a behind the scenes look at exactly what went wrong. The series also delves into how pop culture icon DeadMau5 ended up with a $15,000 gallon of Szechuan, which he shared with concertgoers.

We’re glad McDonald’s is making things right with Rick and Morty fans, but the brand’s gargantuan miscalculation last year could go down as one of the biggest PR blunders in history.


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


McDonald's Is Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce Again After Fans Freaked Out

On Saturday, McDonald's brought back a nostalgic favorite &mdash but so many fans rushed to get it, many of them were left disappointed. But after fans cried foul on social media, they'll get a second chance at the stuff this winter.

The chain's Szechuan Dipping Sauce, which was originally sold as part of a Mulan promotion in 1998, got a second wind thanks to the show Rick and Morty, which featured the sauce in a recent episode. "I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty," Rick says in the episode. "That's my series arc, Morty! If it takes nine seasons!"

A fan frenzy ensued, with fans trying desperately to get their hands on the stuff. A packet of the stuff was going for $99,000 on eBay, and then McDonald's gave away three giant bottles to lucky fans on Twitter. (Naturally, one of those bottles sold for $15,000, to DJ Deadmau5.)

But that wasn't enough for Rick and Morty fans, who demanded they get a chance to try the dipping sauce. So McDonald's decided to bring it back for one day only, on Saturday, October 7, as part of their launch of the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. And fans came out in droves, lining up around the block at local locations to get a taste.

But the supply of Szechuan sauce was far too small to meet demand, and it was only available at participating restaurants. That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out nearly instantly in many locations. Crowds chanted, "we want sauce," and police even had to show up to manage the crowds. And the backlash on social media was swift, with hashtags like #SzechuanGate and #McFail going viral.

Angry crowd chants "We want sauce" as police force them back. 1000+ people camped out to get #szechuansauce but McDonalds had 70 sauces. pic.twitter.com/wEaqC64Hln

&mdash ian 🐬 (@slomobo) October 7, 2017

Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4

&mdash Lulu Ramadan 🌅 (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017

McDonald's responded to the outrage with a new announcement: they would bring the sauce back this winter, in a much bigger way.

You spoke. We&rsquove listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that&rsquos the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017

The full text of their statement is below:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce&mdasheven if just for one day. Thank you, a million times over. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more&mdasha lot more&mdashso that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension&hellipand we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's


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