Rick and Morty has launched a worldwide craving for McDonald’s limited edition Szechuan sauce, which debuted in 1998 as a dip for the Chicken McNugget and a promotional tie-in for Disney’s Mulan. Nearly 20 years later, and due to insistent public demand, the global fast-food chain is bringing back the beloved sauce for a very limited time only. Here’s how to get the Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce.
McDonald’s is once again producing its iconic Szechuan sauce, which will be available in select locations across the U.S. on October 7 only. According to Polygon, a representative of McDonald’s confirmed that the Szechuan sauce will be available in limited quantities only, so fans will have to line up early to get their share before stocks run out.
“And when we say limited, we mean really, really limited!” McDonald’s added in a statement.
Instead of being served with the Chicken McNugget like the original, the upcoming Szechuan sauce release will be paired with the new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders. According to its official website, the new product is made with 100 percent white meat and without artificial flavors. McDonald’s is also giving away 1,000 limited-edition screen-printed posters of its sauce lineup, including the Szechuan.
Rick and Morty Season 3 revived everyone’s love for the Szechuan sauce when it included a joke about the product in the first episode, which premiered on April Fool’s Day this year.
“I’m driven by finding that McNugget sauce. I want that Mulan McNugget Sauce,” Rick told Morty in the episode.
In response to this Mike Haracz, McDonald’s corporate chef and creator of the original recipe, tweeted, “I’ll see what I can do.”
Indeed, something was done to satisfy the cravings of Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland as he received half a gallon of Szechuan sauce from McDonald’s. Soon after, McDonald’s hosted a Szechuan sauce giveaway, wherein the company delivered 64-ounce bottles of Szechuan sauce to three lucky winners.
Because the demand for the Szechuan sauce was so high and only so few have it, Rick and Morty fan and contest winner Robert Workman sold his bottle of Szechuan sauce for $15,350 on eBay. Workman planned to use a portion of the sale to settle his bills and another portion for his chosen charities.
To find out if there are nearby participating restaurants, visit McDonald’s official website. Meanwhile, McDonald’s has yet to confirm if the Szechuan sauce will also be available to fans overseas.
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