Fans of the popular ‘Rick and Morty‘ animated series on Adult Swim were excited when they heard that a popular Szechuan sauce referenced in the show was going to be sold at McDonald’s fast food restaurants. McDonald’s however, underestimated just how large the ‘Rick and Morty’ fan base was.
According to an article in the New York Times, McDonald’s had promised to bring back the sauce that originally made a debut when Disney’s “Mulan” was released in 1998. The problem was, the sauce was only available on a Saturday and only at select locations.
Fans took to social media to display their frustrations toward McDonald’s and their inability to prepare for the situation.
— Jon (@cs_JonJons) October 8, 2017
BS.. went to the location on the link and was told no they don’t have the sauce, only the poster.. wasted 30 minutes driving to be lied to
— Brian Watzig (@masterstickboy) October 7, 2017
I found out not in OKLAHOMA at all yesterday, not a single store 😑
— Kyle Davis (@TheDaringPastry) October 3, 2017
You could easily make more packets you make a ton of other sauces. Get you’re act together McDonald’s.
— tyler.m (@Pro_Idiot2005) October 7, 2017
McDonald’s said in a statement that their super-limited batch, clearly wasn’t enough to meet the demand, but also stated that they will release another batch this winter. The popular show has created a new generation of fans who have demanded in a sign petition that the Szechuan sauce be released so they can enjoy it and have that nostalgia feeling.
Not permanently, but you’ll see Szechuan Sauce again this winter. This time for longer and in a larger quantity in all US locations. 😉
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) October 18, 2017
The event itself has cause havoc, causing people to crave the sauce while others who were fortunate to grab a pack or two have turned it into a trade commodity. Check out some of the post-Szechuan sauce stories below.
An avid “Rick and Morty” fan traded a limited-edition packet of McDonald’s Szechuan sauce for a car 🚗🤗 pic.twitter.com/o29YWIGCyl
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 22, 2017
Bring 1 packet of McDonalds Szechuan sauce by sundown & ill give you early Odyssey copy, NES/SNES classic, & Nairos streak breaking trophy pic.twitter.com/w6zCEaEXZ7
— ksizzle (@ksizzleNJ) October 25, 2017
— Carlos Perez (@SMARTIDIOT115) October 18, 2017
The outrage of Rick & Morty fans creates demand for McDonald’s Szechuan sauce. https://t.co/apEgDS6UuC
— Pure (@PureBrandComm) October 18, 2017