McDonald's McRib Sandwich

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    This Is What an Uncooked McRib Looks Like

    The McRib is returning to McDonald's restaurants across the country, and in honor of that special season we bring you another look at one of America's most popular "meat" sandwiches. We all know the McRib, with its patty machine-molded to resemble bone-in ribs and its spare dressing of onion and pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Battle of the Pork Ribs: Lockhart Smokehouse Versus Baby Back Shak

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. Trying to compare two barbecue restaurants with meals from your distant memory is always tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    You Can Actually Order a Krusty Burger Now. Not That You'd Want To.

    Because the food at Universal Studios wasn't bad enough, Krusty Burgers will be available to visitors who check out the new Simpsons-themed strand of restaurants known as Fast Food Boulevard. This painfully long promotional video gives you a window into the junk food that's available. In addition t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2012

    If civilization does collapse on Friday, December 21, 2012, which is the day the Mayans were all like Hey guys! Earth's gonna explode in a fiery saucer of flames and stuff!, then any remaining future humans (or any aliens stopping on the burnt husk of Earth to take a leak) will be able to read the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King Swears Off Gestation Crates and Ups the Ante with Cage-Free Eggs

    Back in February, McDonald's announced it was through with gestation-crated pork products. We feared for McRib sandwiches, Sausage McMuffins and everything topped with bacon, so we called Paul Shapiro, a spokesman for the Humane Society, to talk out the impact of the move. Shapiro called the event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The City of Ate Interview: Union Bear's John Kleifgen

    Dallas native John Kleifgen took his first job at a restaurant as a teenager because a gig carrying mulch at Calloway's didn't provide much entertainment. So, when a friend told him about a kitchen job for the Lakewood Country Club, he weighed his options and wisely chose a country club scene instea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    In Honor of Pink Slime, Five Other Gross Meats That We Happen to Love

    Oh, pink slime, where did it all go wrong? Your name alone is gross, your photo induces a gag reflex and, unfortunately, the image has been seared into our brains (for now, anyway). And now grocery stores -- including Walmart, where just about everything goes there -- are banishing you. Sorry, kiddo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    McDonald's Austria Now has a Deep-Fried McRib Sandwich

    Listen up America! It's time to step up the game. Japan McDonald's has been whipping America's ass in weirdo novelty sandwiches in the past few months, and France is debuting some sort of fancy burger-on-a-baguette thing. America's Fast Food, it's time you jumped into the ring. It's not enough to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Smithfield, Torturer of Future-Bacon, Renews Promise Its To Phase Out Gestation Crates

    The Humane Society of the United States​A few weeks back we told you (reminded you, really) about the evils of McDonald's pork supplier, Smithfield Foods. The Humane Society was roasting the commercial pig factory for its use of gestation crates, noted for their impossibly small size and gener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Holiday Crimes and Holiday Punishments

    Christmas Depression: It's enough of a thing that terrible Photoshops exist for it.​The holidays season is nigh. It's a festive time when we get actual mail instead of just bills and Brookstone catalogs, when we can drink and eat to excess with minimal judgment, and we finally, hopefully get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011

    Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu​Last year, Planet Earth sorrowfully asked mankind "Why, dear peoples, why?" after the invention of something sinister and bizarre: KFC's Double Down. Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The Problems with Smithfield Pork and the Way to Guilt-Free-ish Bacon

    Be nice to her before you fry her delicious parts.​McDonald's is closing out its second week of McRib season, giving the Atlantic a hook to ponder the evils of its pork supplier, Smithfield Foods. The article points out that in the midst of Smithfield's increased welfare practices intended to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Yes, The McRib Is Back. And It's Still a Shitty Sandwich

    ​The McRib is back. Again. The sandwich with a cult-like following will be released nationally through November 14. McDonald's official website is pimping out McRib's return by describing the sandwiches with brazen alliteration -- tantalizingly tart pickles, sensationally savory onions, magnif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    McDonald's TV is Here. So, Five Local Programming Ideas.

    ​McDonald's new phase of mind control and world domination is upon us: McTV is here. [ACTIVATE MIND CONTROL] McDonald's is launching the "McDonald's Channel," according to the LA Times, The "digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers" is called McTV, and it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Ten Signs Your Favorite Band Is Past Its Prime

    ​Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    10 Fast Foods That Sound Like Sex Positions

    Paris Hilton dives into a very 'Big Carl.' (Western bacon style)​Just about anything can take on a sexual connotation, and while efforts are being made to sex up food, what of the unsexiest of all edibles: fast food? Nope, there are still fuck-tastically named items on every drive-through menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Package Deals Readied to Fill You Up for Super Bowl. Antacids Not Included.

    ​Unless you're spending Super Bowl Sunday with Dennis Rodman in a hot tub at the Silver City parking lot or joining the throngs of obnoxious drunks at Hooters, you'll probably be watching the game in the comfort and safety of your home or a friend's house. For those hosting a watching party o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Lumi's Susie Bui On Holiday Stress and an Intriguing Burger Idea

    Aaron YoungSusie Bui​Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Susie Bui, co-owner of Lumi Empanada and Dumpling Kitchen. Today, we asked Bui to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, she shares one of her small plate recipes. I was born and raised in... Fort Worth, and I went to school in Arlington. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The 10 Crazy Fast Food and Chain Restaurant Releases of 2010

    KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.​On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Bloggers to Your Computers: Let the Festivities Begin

    The future of Ketchup is upon us.​Now that we're through with Thanksgiving, Dallas food blogs and food writers are warmed up and ready to get going with some serious holiday eating. The party started this week with Chanukah, and we expect it to keep gaining momentum right through New Years. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    5 Awesome Turkey Stuffing Ideas

    Stuffing these bad boys in a bird certainly can't make them any worse.​Looking for some fresh takes on Thanksgiving stuffing, we recently came across the concept of tamale stuffing. Basically, you crumble up a bunch of tamales, add some tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese and seasoning, shove insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Let's Give Thanks For Thanksgiving Food Blogging

    ​The best time of year is when the Halloween decorations come down, the pumpkins get mushy and the candy aisle goes on sale for half-price. We're inching closer to Thanksgiving and the blogosphere is buzzing and roasting and stirring. It's a food-filled, recipe rich, seasons-eatings time of year. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    The McRib Hacked: Five Ways to Enhance the McRib

    Photos by Patrick MichelsSo versatile, so meatlike. Is there anything you can't do with a McRib and a little free time? Just last month we got word of the McRib's long-awaited return, beginning in a blessed few locations -- trackable online with the McRib locator -- and finally reaching its ribby f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Six Fast Foods That Look Disgusting, Even In Their Professional Photos

    McDonald'sHappy returns, pork patty thing!​A very special time is approaching, a time of warmth and family-gathering. It will be a time of great celebration under the crisp autumn leaves: The nationwide return of the McRib on November 2nd. For the first time in 16 years, the shaped-pork patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    10 Other Foods That Should Be Foot Long (or Larger)

    FoodBeast.comNo, not one of our clever photoshops.​Carl's Jr., in its infinite wisdom, has developed a foot-long cheeseburger. Like Burger King's BK Shots, this is another burger innovation beyond the limits of imagination. Clearly, human minds will be puzzling over this long-food-meat and bun inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: The McRib

    ​I was there when McDonald's introduced Shanghai McNuggets, asking staff members at stores around the nation to don replica coolie hats.That was in 1985 or thereabouts--before corporate sensitivity training but long after Americans should have known better. I still remember an Asian couple app ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    I Smell a McRat

    McDonalds serves up a rodent, then scurries for cover