McDonald's promises 'a lot more' Szechuan Sauce will be available this winter

McDonald bows to demand and says it is going to make more of the cult Szechuan sauce available More

In Los Angeles, fans numbering in the hundreds dressed in Rick and Morty apparel lined up around the block from the La Brea McDonald's location, hoping to get a packet of the sauce.

McDonald's has a message for upset fans who were unsuccessful in the mad dash for Schezwan Sauce.

If you're not familiar with the animated series Rick & Morty, all this chaos over a limited-edition dipping sauce from the 1990s might seem absurd. "And instead of being one-day-only and limited to certain restaurants, we're bringing back 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", the statement further reads, adding the company will "make it right". That led many fans to miss out on it, and those customers were not quiet about it. As reported by The New York Times and various other outlets and fans on Twitter, McDonald's was extremely unprepared for the fan demand, and it provided several stores with less than 100 packets of Szechuan sauce for crowds of hundreds and even thousands of irate customers.

"I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty", Rick tells his grandson, in a moment of the kind of meta-humor for which show-runner Dan Harmon is well known.

McDonald's announces plans to resurrect the sauce for one day (Saturday, October 7) at select United States stores.

But on Saturday, it appeared McDonald's had underestimated just how popular the dipping sauce had become. "It's sort of like an inside joke with these people.It's a TV show that comes on and it's really amusing and it references the sauce".

McDonald's offered the long-discontinued sauce on Saturday, but the roll-out didn't go as smoothly as planned. Some were left frustrated by locations either running out of the sauce or not offering it at all.

According to CNBC, scalpers have been selling the packets of Szechuan sauce for hundreds of dollars on ebay.

To help remedy the situation, McDonald's announced that it is bringing the sauce back this winter.

Though many diehard fans are disappointed and angry with the company, there are also many fans condemning the mob-like behavior over the sauce.

McDonald's corporate chef Mike Haracz tweets: "I'll see what I can do" to fans asking him to recreate the recipe.

In world where one feels relatively unimportant, maybe it's nice to pretend that a cartoon you like-and Szechuan sauce-matters.

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