McDonald’s employee reveals how the McRib is REALLY made

An anonymous McDonald’s employee has revealed how the chain’s limited-edition McRib is made.

The employee, known only as @thatonedepressedginger, shared behind-the-scenes videos on TikTok that show what the McRib looks like when it arrives at restaurants.

He then demonstrates how the frozen meat patties are cooked, kept warm, and slathered in sauce before they’re served to customers.

It's back! The McRib returned to all of McDonald's 14,400 US restaurants on December 2 for the first time since 2012

It's back! The McRib returned to all of McDonald's 14,400 US restaurants on December 2 for the first time since 2012

It’s back! The McRib returned to all of McDonald’s 14,400 US restaurants on December 2 for the first time since 2012

Surprise! Now an anonymous McDonald's employee has revealed how the chain's limited-edition McRib is made

Surprise! Now an anonymous McDonald's employee has revealed how the chain's limited-edition McRib is made

Surprise! Now an anonymous McDonald’s employee has revealed how the chain’s limited-edition McRib is made

The McRib returned to all of McDonald’s 14,400 US restaurants on December 2 for the first time since 2012.

The boneless pork sandwich has long been a favorite of McDonald’s fans — thanks in part to its exclusive status, since it only pops up for a limited time on a regional basis.

It was invented in 1982 by McDonald’s first executive chef, Rene Arend, who also invented the McNugget. Arend told Maxim in 2009 that he was inspired by pulled pork sandwiches he ate in Charleston, South Carolina. 

But fans of the McRib know it’s hardly like a regular pulled pork sandwich, but rather is made with a patty of meat pressed together into the shape of a rack of ribs.

Now TikToker @thatonedepressedginger has exposed what the McRib looks like before it makes it onto the bun, racking up three million views for his surprising footage.

Frozen: The clip shows several frozen McRib patties, which are white rectangles with 'rib' bumps across the top

Frozen: The clip shows several frozen McRib patties, which are white rectangles with 'rib' bumps across the top

Frozen: The clip shows several frozen McRib patties, which are white rectangles with ‘rib’ bumps across the top

Cooked: He tosses them on the grill, then stores the cooked, sauce-less patties in a warming oven

Cooked: He tosses them on the grill, then stores the cooked, sauce-less patties in a warming oven

Cooked: He tosses them on the grill, then stores the cooked, sauce-less patties in a warming oven

Saucy: Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served

Saucy: Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served

Saucy: Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served

Saucy: Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served

Saucy: Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served

The clip shows several frozen McRib patties, which are white rectangles with ‘rib’ bumps across the top.

He tosses them on the grill, then stores the cooked, sauce-less patties in a warming oven.

‘I don’t know how long those have been in there,’ the TikToker admits. 

Several other warming ovens are filled with BBQ sauce, and presumably hold the McRibs that are next to be served. 

The TikToker called the uncooked McRibs ‘nasty,’ a sentiment echoed by some commenters — though others have said this is exactly what they expect raw, frozen meat to look like.

Meaty: The McRib was invented in 1982 by McDonald's first executive chef, Rene Arend, who also invented the McNugget

Meaty: The McRib was invented in 1982 by McDonald's first executive chef, Rene Arend, who also invented the McNugget

Meaty: The McRib was invented in 1982 by McDonald’s first executive chef, Rene Arend, who also invented the McNugget

The McRib’s return was met with excitement by fans of the sandwich, which usually pops up for a limited time by region.

‘The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald’s since its inception nearly 40 years ago,’ Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation, said in a press release.

‘There’s nothing quite like the taste of the McRib. To our customers, it’s become more than a delicious, saucy moment… it’s a season, and it’s taking the internet by storm. That’s why this year, we’re proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy.’

News that McDonald’s planned to bring back the sandwich last month was met with excitement on Twitter. 

‘That’s the best news we’ve gotten all year,’ wrote one, while another tweeted: ‘Well. My prayers are answered. I’m a simple man.’

‘I bet the cure for Covid is in the McRib,’ wrote another. 

Hint, hint! The McDonald's Twitter account actually teased the return a week before it was announced

Hint, hint! The McDonald's Twitter account actually teased the return a week before it was announced

Hint, hint! The McDonald’s Twitter account actually teased the return a week before it was announced

The account later followed up, writing: 'Good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week. And to everyone else...McRib is back 12.2'

The account later followed up, writing: 'Good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week. And to everyone else...McRib is back 12.2'

The account later followed up, writing: ‘Good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week. And to everyone else…McRib is back 12.2’

‘Tears. Tears of joy. The McRib is back,’ another fan tweeted.

‘THE MCRIB IS COMING BACK!!! MAYBE 2020 ISN’T BAD AFTER ALL,’ one more celebrated.

‘Sometimes, in the darkest of times, when all seems lost…heroes rise and for one brief shining moment…everything feels right in the world,’ added another. 

The McDonald’s Twitter account had teased the return the week before it was announce.

‘It’s always “when is the McRib coming back” and never “how are you doing person who runs the McDonald’s account,”’ the official account tweeted.

This morning, the account followed up, writing: ‘Good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week. And to everyone else…McRib is back 12.2.’

According to Business Insider, McRibGate.com and its corresponding Twitter account have helped drum up demand for the cult item.

‘In a year as challenging as this year has been, to throw a little McRib out there to those that really want to have it, it feels like something that would be a pretty nice gesture,’ the site’s founder, Matt Klein, said. 

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