The McRib Sandwich: The Legend, The Hype, The Sodium?

November 2nd, 2010

Today is the return of the elusive McDonald’s McRib sandwich. Since its debut in 1981, the McRib sandwich has slowly but surely created a cult fan base of diehard McRib-groupies. The sandwich consists of a ground pork patty, shaped like a small rack of ribs with bones, slathered with BBQ sauce, and topped with onions and pickles on a 6-inch roll. With First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, a countrywide health overhaul to battle obesity, a mass movement away from processed foods, it’s almost surprising that a fast food item is garnering so much attention in 2010. Here are some nutritional statistics for the elusive McRib sandwich.