People Nearly Riot After McDonald’s Runs Out of Szechuan Sauce. Humanity’s Doomsday Clock Inches Forward
McDonald's decided to bring back it's Szechuan sauce for one day only at participating locations this past Saturday.
The stunt ended up backfiring. Big time.
Apparently, quite a few locations didn't have enough sauce and ran out early. The NY Post says that some have taken to social media and called for boycotts and even class action law suits. Some people even turned on each other as fights were reported at a number of locations over packets of the stupid sauce.
The McDonald's on Main Street in Poughkeepsie was actually one of the oh so lucky spots to have this stuff. Was anyone fortunate enough to get their hands on a few packets?
McDonald's originally introduced the sauce as a limited time promotion in 1998 for the movie Mulan. Most people didn't even remember the stuff until Cartoon Network’s “Rick and Morty” brought it up and were even somehow able to get 40,000 signatures asking the fast food giant to bring it back.
Many of the people who showed up Saturday were fans of the Adult Swim cartoon.
McDonald's had announced on their website about the return of the sauce:
The savory and slightly sweet sauce with hints of soy, ginger, garlic, and slight vinegar notes will be available, along with limited-edition posters, at participating restaurants on Saturday.
Some people grabbed Szechuan packets and put them up for bid on eBay. Would you believe some people have bid over two hundred dollars for this crap?
After the whole fiasco Saturday, McDonald's announced they'd be bringing back more Szechuan sauce this winter. This time it will be available at more locations and for more than one day.
The only other spots in the state to carry it were in New York City, plus two other locations near Buffalo.