McDonald's Szechuan sauce returns, thanks to 'Rick and Morty'

Jenna Warner
October 7, 2017

If you're like Rick from "Rick and Morty" and have an unhealthy obsession with that "Mulan McNugget Sauce" that McDonald's discontinued in 1998, well, dreams do come true.

Despite this dramatic claim, the sauce gag seems to have been a one-time joke; it was not mentioned again in the following nine episodes of the season.

Now, it's finally the public's turn to get their taste of a sauce for "typically incredibly motivated, born winners that combine a sweet disposition with a slow-burning heat", the chain said online.

The official website of the sauce lists the McDonald's at 804 S Riverside Dr as the only Iowa franchise where fans will be able to get it.

Rick Sanchez's favorite dipping sauce will return for one day only and at only one Iowa location.

McDonald's will gift fans with 1,000 limited-edition posters, each celebrating one of its 10 sauces, like Honey Mustard, Sweet & Sour, Creamy Ranch, and of course, Szechuan Sauce.

Sauce is available starting at 2 p.m. for dine-in orders only. Laying the Rick and Morty bit on real thick, McD's chef Michael Haracz said, "Guys, we did it".

Haracz included a link to a website announcing new "Buttermilk Crispy Tenders" from McDonald's - but more importantly, the site announces that McDonald's will indeed be bringing back Szechuan sauce to limited restaurants for one day only on October 7, along with colorful posters representing each of the 10 sauces McDonald's has used over the years, including Szechuan sauce.

Rick and Morty reminded viewers of the sauce in a the season 3 opening episode. On Saturday, select locations will be serving the plum sauce as a dipping option for its buttermilk chicken tenders.

The show-creator, Jack Roiland attempted sending McDonald's a message through his famous show, "Rick and Morty". Although McDonald's never actually names Rick and Morty as a reason for the sauce's return, there are enough homages within the art that makes it obvious.

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