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(The Consumerist)   McDonald's ad executive says the company doesn't offer their McRib all year... because their customers associate it with Christmas   (consumerist.com) divider line 96
    More: Followup, McRib, Mcdonald, Paul McGuinness, market timing  
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2012-10-13 12:39:38 PM  
McDonald's ad executive says the company doesn't offer their McRib all year... because their customers associate it with Christmas Dog Shiat

FTFY
 
2012-10-13 12:40:23 PM  
Christmas... in hell?
 
2012-10-13 12:40:40 PM  
Maybe they should make a McReindeer.
 
2012-10-13 12:40:52 PM  

JackieRabbit: McDonald's ad executive says the company doesn't offer their McRib all year... because their customers associate it with Christmas Dog Shiat porcine bukkake.

FTFY

 
2012-10-13 12:41:33 PM  
I'd say it's more to give people time to forget what a huge mistake buying their last McRib was.
 
2012-10-13 12:41:34 PM  
Sad tag have the weekend off?
 
2012-10-13 12:41:38 PM  
I thought they only offered it when they could get extremely large quantities of pork dirt-cheap?
 
2012-10-13 12:41:43 PM  
I'm surprised they're still talking about it, since the animal they made it out of is now extinct.

/"Cows are extinct?"
/"You're way off. Think 'smaller'. Think 'more legs'."
 
2012-10-13 12:42:29 PM  
Because they're withholding it. Look at them, getting off.

Seriously, my f--king coworker randomly brought up "hey, have you ever tried a McRib?" yesterday. This is the sort of stupidity this admittedly pretty great marketing ploy generates - limited time offer, inquiring minds want to know, blah blah blah.

Haven't had one and don't really give a damn. I'm not above hitting up McD's for food now and then, especially when I'm working in a random town with one other cafe and that closes at 3. But actually going there to seek out food, f--k no.
 
2012-10-13 12:42:55 PM  
i.imgur.com

Mmmm, can you taste it already?
 
2012-10-13 12:45:02 PM  
I thought that they just waited for the pork belly market to hit the annual low before they started buying them.
 
2012-10-13 12:46:27 PM  
Yeah, well, I associate those plastic happy meal buckets with Halloween, but damned if I've seen a Halloween themed one in a while. WTF? They used to glow in the dark and shiat. Of course kids don't trick-or-treat anymore, so maybe they don't need a handy candy pail.
 
2012-10-13 12:46:58 PM  
Why the fark would anyone put something like that into their body? It's pretty much pure salt and pig parts, mixed with a chemistry lab full of chemicals, including a bleaching agent used to make gym mats. Nothing even close to a "rib" from any animal.
 
2012-10-13 12:48:28 PM  
McDonald's ad executive says the company doesn't offer their McRib all year... because their customers associate it with Christmas chicken shortages
 
2012-10-13 12:48:55 PM  
mcrib: comes out looking the same way it went in
mcrib: will mix in perfectly with all the other garbage you eat during the holidays
mcrib: 60% Mc 40% rib 100% puking awesome!
mcrib: eat sh*t and die
mcrib: better than eating your own ribs
mcrib: christmas bowel cancer party
 
2012-10-13 12:49:10 PM  
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2012-10-13 12:49:19 PM  

NobleHam: I'd say it's more to give people time to forget what a huge mistake buying their last McRib was.


It's like candy corn. It can't possibly be as bad as you remember. Maybe it's worth trying again.

/Nope, still horrible.
 
2012-10-13 12:49:33 PM  
Have these so-called marketing experts lost their mojo? I can think of a few other seasonal or special offerings:

McGefilte Fish Sandwich -- Hannukah
McSauerkraut Sandwich -- Oktoberfest
McRefried Bean Burger -- Cinco de Mayo
McLutefisk Sandwich -- Leif Ericson Day
McCamel Burger -- Ramadan
McHaggis Burger -- Just in time for the Scottish Games
McTurducken Sandwich -- Drenched in special sauce for Thanksgiving
McAss Burger -- Year round for all the Tea Partiers
 
2012-10-13 12:49:46 PM  
Obligatory for every McRib thread:

A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage
 
2012-10-13 12:53:56 PM  
That their was a great headline subby. Their aught to be a medal for such an accomplishment. Actually, I. Think I see one over their.
 
2012-10-13 12:54:03 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: Why the fark would anyone put something like that into their body? It's pretty much pure salt and pig parts, mixed with a chemistry lab full of chemicals, including a bleaching agent used to make gym mats. Nothing even close to a "rib" from any animal.


2.bp.blogspot.com

'Phuuck offf! I said ten plates of McRibs.'
 
2012-10-13 12:54:40 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: Why the fark would anyone put something like that into their body? It's pretty much pure salt and pig parts, mixed with a chemistry lab full of chemicals, including a bleaching agent used to make gym mats.


And table salt is a poisonous gas and a metal that explodes when it contacts water. What's your point?

/pork chops are "pig parts" too
 
2012-10-13 12:56:00 PM  

gadian: Yeah, well, I associate those plastic happy meal buckets with Halloween, but damned if I've seen a Halloween themed one in a while. WTF? They used to glow in the dark and shiat. Of course kids don't trick-or-treat anymore, so maybe they don't need a handy candy pail.


They also used to have cool toys. Remember these guys?
thumbs4.ebaystatic.com
 
2012-10-13 12:56:14 PM  
FOOD SNOB THREAD
because you're better than those plebians who enjoy cheap, tasty food
 
2012-10-13 12:56:53 PM  
The McRib is only available at certain times of the year; those times when there's a glut in the corporate, mass slaughtered, hog market. Don't kid yourself if you think it's anything different.
 
2012-10-13 12:58:04 PM  
I'd rather eat an Arch Deluxe something else entirely.
 
2012-10-13 12:58:27 PM  
They have them all the time here in Germany. I eat one from time to time, maybe 2 or 3 times a year, but they do taste better here because they don't put all that crap in them that they do in the US so it is food, rather than chemicals held together by some food...
 
2012-10-13 12:58:49 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: Why the fark would anyone put something like that into their body? It's pretty much pure salt and pig parts, mixed with a chemistry lab full of chemicals, including a bleaching agent used to make gym mats. Nothing even close to a "rib" from any animal.


FTA-"These components are in small enough quantities to be innocuous"

If you live in any decent sized city, you breathe in more carcinogens in the course of a day than you'll ever get from eating a few of these tasty, tasty delights a few times a year.

I will admit they are made from some nasty stuff, but I don't care. Eating 2 or 3 a year won't kill me.

/ Not right away, anyway!
 
2012-10-13 01:03:52 PM  

MAYORBOB: Have these so-called marketing experts lost their mojo? I can think of a few other seasonal or special offerings:

McGefilte Fish Sandwich -- Hannukah
McSauerkraut Sandwich -- Oktoberfest
McRefried Bean Burger -- Cinco de Mayo
McLutefisk Sandwich -- Leif Ericson Day
McCamel Burger -- Ramadan
McHaggis Burger -- Just in time for the Scottish Games
McTurducken Sandwich -- Drenched in special sauce for Thanksgiving
McAss Burger -- Year round for all the Tea Partiers


I'll take one of those refried bean burgers if I can have it on a tortilla. and one McHaggis burger to go. The McRib is a grotesque parody of food. It's a limited time offer because even idiots would never buy one if they could get it year round.
 
2012-10-13 01:03:55 PM  

TsukasaK: cheap, tasty food


Cheap. Tasty.

Pick one.
 
2012-10-13 01:03:57 PM  
funny, I associate it with giving me a case of the runs every time I've eaten one

/workedthereinschool
/instantcalloutday
 
2012-10-13 01:04:44 PM  
You can make your own at home for pennies on the dollar. All you need is some KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce (the mesquite flavor - NOT hickory - this is very important!), Keller's 6" sesame sandwich rolls, 3 dill pickle chips, a tablespoon of diced Vidalia onion, and a decent sized dog turd. Happy cooking!
 
2012-10-13 01:05:47 PM  
I don't care what's in it. I don't care if it gives me emphysema and makes me sprout boobs and antlers. I will have my McRibs while the last and I will savor every last bite. I will cry the day they are gone and rejoice the day they return. The McRib is my love, my heart, my everything.
 
2012-10-13 01:06:18 PM  

TsukasaK: FOOD SNOB THREAD
because you're better than those plebians who enjoy cheap, tasty food


I enjoy tasty cheap food, but we're talking about the McRib.
 
2012-10-13 01:08:09 PM  
I associate more with Kwanzaa myself...
 
2012-10-13 01:08:10 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I don't care what's in it. I don't care if it gives me emphysema and makes me sprout boobs and antlers. I will have my McRibs while the last and I will savor every last bite. I will cry the day they are gone and rejoice the day they return. The McRib is my love, my heart, my everything.


You sound sad, and fat.
 
2012-10-13 01:10:43 PM  
McRibs are available all year...just gotta know where to look.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-13 01:13:41 PM  
I associate it with a flattened hot dog slathered in weak BBQ sauce.
 
2012-10-13 01:15:33 PM  
If you associate ribs with Christmas, what body part do you associate with Easter?

I find it curious that northerners call anything that is cooked outdoors barbecue like "We're having a charity barbecue: there'll be hamburgers and hotdogs."

In that case, I could imagine BBQ ribs being associated with just about anything.
 
2012-10-13 01:16:09 PM  

BATMANATEE: TsukasaK: FOOD SNOB THREAD
because you're better than those plebians who enjoy cheap, tasty food

I enjoy tasty cheap food, but we're talking about the McRib.


Check and check!
 
2012-10-13 01:16:45 PM  
Oops, wrong post. I was agreeing to the sad and fat part.
 
2012-10-13 01:17:32 PM  
I'm giving my sister a McRib for Christmas. Again. It's a family tradition.

One year, the McRib was put outside so no one had to smell it.

For a reason I'll never understand, one of our cats pulled out and ate the McRib patty.

The cat laid on her side and made awful coughing sounds and writhed around. We thought she had been injured, but got up and walked away. Only later did we realize she ate the McRib.
 
2012-10-13 01:18:45 PM  
Isn't the mcrib basically the same crap they make chicken nuggets out of with barbecue sauce on it? That being said my body requires me to consume at least 2 sausage mcmuffins a year good God I love those things but they are soooooo bad for me.
 
2012-10-13 01:19:26 PM  
Well sure since it's made out of ground-up boxes and wrapping paper from last Christmas. And some processed meat food product.
 
2012-10-13 01:26:44 PM  

TsukasaK: FOOD SNOB THREAD
because you're better than those plebians who enjoy cheap, tasty food


First of all, whether or not the mcrib (or anything else at mcdonalds) is considered "food" is still under dispute. Also, at $2-3 for a sandwich it's not cheap either. McRib might be cheapER than some other options when it's available - I don't know because I've never tried one and haven't paid attention to the price - but fast food ain't cheap anymore.
 
2012-10-13 01:27:12 PM  
Think smaller.Think more legs.
 
2012-10-13 01:30:17 PM  
What, was the "Crushingly Depressing" tag on vacation?
 
2012-10-13 01:35:08 PM  

BitwiseShift: If you associate ribs with Christmas, what body part do you associate with Easter?

I find it curious that northerners call anything that is cooked outdoors barbecue like "We're having a charity barbecue: there'll be hamburgers and hotdogs."

In that case, I could imagine BBQ ribs being associated with just about anything.


Because you use a barbecue grill. Why southerners associate "barbecue" with one specific food item is even more curious, especially when that one specific food item isn't the same throughout the south.
 
2012-10-13 01:36:35 PM  

dendawg: McRibs are available all year...just gotta know where to look.

[i.imgur.com image 362x282]


Those On-cor things have an awful sauce. No flavor to it at all. The vegan ribs from Morningstar Farms are much better because they have a decent sauce.
 
2012-10-13 01:37:52 PM  
Last year they had a deal where you could get a second delicious McRib for a dollar. I'm pretty sure I could hear my arteries hardening...


/I sound fat.
 
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