After last year’s Szechuan Sauce debacle, McDonald’s has now promised that they will mend things and bring the product which was made popular by Rick and Morty back.
In an announcement which was made on a website, “We Want the Sauce,” the fast-food chain had said that they would provide more details about the Szechuan Sauce on Thursday, February 22.
“So, come this Thursday, February 22nd, we’ll not only announce when, where, and how much Szechuan Sauce will be returning. We will also answer those questions and share those stories via a stranger-than-fiction, three-part podcast series: The Sauce,” their statement reads.
In the 3rd season of Rick and Morty’s premiere episode, “The Rickshank Rickdemption,” Rick was interrogated by one of the Galactic Federation members who wanted to know what the secret of Rick’s portal gun. The gun allows him to journey through dimensions. Rick makes up a story to con the Federation, and he and the interrogator go to McDonald’s to try their limited-edition Szechuan sauce. Rick then reveals to Morty that the reason for this trip was to taste the sauce.
Justin Roiland, the co-creator is obsessed with this sauce, and it resulted in McDonald’s sending Roiland a huge jug of this sauce. McDonald’s had put a limited amount of sauce in the packaging which had Rick and Morty-inspired posters. The fans’ excitement turned into rage when it had been discovered the sauce unavailable in most McDonald’s and the release had contained small quantities and people who wanted the Mulan McNuggets sauce were left empty-handed.
In response to this fiasco, McDonald’s had announced that they had underestimated demands for the Szechuan Sauce:
“Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter,” a statement read.
“And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we’re bringing more — a lot more — so 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.”
As for when we can get our hands on the sauce, the posts are now popping up on Reddit and they indicate that a few stores have the sauce now.