Oh hello, here is a sandwich called the McRibster, which is basically a breaded and fried McRib. Sure, let’s repeat that: this is a deep-fried McRib. This monster of a novelty sandwich is launching at McDonald’s all across Austria today, and consists of ”juicy pork, bacon, pepper-Jack cheese, and crunchy iceberg lettuce, red onion, delicious honey-mustard sauce and spicy sweet chili sauce.” So, correction: that is a deep-fried McRib with bacon on it. And also cheese. The McRibster is available until March 27.

The Reaction: McRibster

McDonald’s Australia is releasing something known as, “The McRibster.” What are your thoughts on this ground breaking development?

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Jared: A deep fried pork patty covered in bacon and jack cheese, topped with honey mustard and sweet chili sauce? I’m in. There are few things Ausies do right: wrestle gators, breed hot bikini clad women and, now, make fast food so good that it’s worth the heart attack. I bet you this sandwich alone, will make Crocodile Dundee rethink his choices next time he goes to Los Angeles.

Grant: Funny thing, dear reader, in that it’s Austria, not Australia.  It’s a schnitzel sandwich, which makes for a pretty nice fit with Austrian culture.  I do love the idea of a fried rib patty topped with cheese, bacon, honey mustard, and chili sauce.  I imagine the key presenter at the McDonald’s meeting saying something like this: “Let’s take this block of pig fat and top it with milk fat, more pig fat, a mayonnaise-based sauce (oil-derived fat, for those keeping track), and, what the hell, something semi-spicy.”   I’d eat one, but you have to keep in mind that when the McRib resurfaced here in the States, I ordered them in pairs.

Update to the McRibster post

I had some time to kill due to a bit of stupidity on my part (forgot my keys) so I went and had one.

Not that good :( Whoever thought it would be a good idea to mix honey&mustard sauce with sweet chilli was wrong.