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McDonald's Brought Back Szechuan Sauce For One Day, And Immediately Regretted It

You likely know by now about the McDonald's Szechaun sauce freakout which occurred on and after October 7th but, in case you missed it because you have a life, here's the scoop. In the Season 3 premier of Rick and Morty, "The Rickshank Redemption," Rick tells Morty his "series arc" is to get his hands on McDonald's long-since-discontinued Szechuan sauce. And when that happened, and fans flooded the Internet with a desire for the sauce, the international burger chain saw dollar signs. McDonald's bringing back Szechuan sauce never pretended to be anything more than a PR stunt and cash grab, but the company failed to anticipate the backlash when the sauce ran dry.

Just take a look and see how Rick and Morty fans react to McDonald's on social media, and then imagine that anger playing out in drive-thrus and PlayPlaces across the country. Though the McDonald's Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce fiasco stems somewhat from the company's lack of planning, Rick and Morty fans are no saints either, a fact made evident by people actually engaging in small-scale riots over not getting any sauce. Next time the need for Szechuan sauce hits you, just order Chinese takeout.