McDonald affirms mission for optimal release of new Szechuan sauce

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McDonald's is making things right with "Rick and Morty" fans by making the sauce available across all U.S. McDonald's restaurants starting February 26. The fast food chain announced that it will distribute 20 million packets of the popular condiment.

Many fans were left disappointed on October 7 after the long-awaited return of the savory sauce was so restricted that there simply wasn't enough to go around.

Last April, the premiere of Rick & Morty's third season featured a scene where Rick, the show's protagonist, purchased a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets with Szechuan sauce and revealed that the sauce dictated his entire character arc.

Following the incident, "Rick and Morty" co-creator Justin Roiland said he and the show's team had "nothing to do with" the McDonald's promotional stunt, adding that he was "not happy" with how it was handled. However, McDonald's neglected to mention that each location would only have a very limited number of sauce packets, and quickly ran out. "To fully make amends, we felt it was important to not only bring back much more sauce this time, but to also admit our mistakes, answer questions and give fans access to the story behind the story".

Almost five months later, McDonald's hopes it has more than enough sauce to reach every USA fan who wants to try it, hopefully without the riots this time.

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Not like October 7, when thousands of fans went home hungry. The next day, McDonald's had to offer fans an apology online.

That should be more than enough sauce to satisfy the hunger of Rick and Morty fans.

The super-limited supply caused riots, with angry fans across the country demanding Szechuan sauce. Some customers were so upset that police had to be called to locations.

Beginning at lunchtime on Monday, it's back on the menu everywhere, including in Lexington.

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