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McDonald's Addresses Firestorm Over Szechuan Sauce Snafu

McDonald's released a statement yesterday after the weekend snafu over nostalgic fav Szechuan sauce that had become a bit on the uber-popular Rick and Morty cartoon. That's according to Cosmopolitan. The sauce (originally put out in the 90s to promote the release of Disney's Mulan) was brought back for one day only...in limited quantities...at limited locations as a stunt over the weekend--one that backfired when people came out in droves and there wasn't enough to go around. Fans were bent, to say the least and they took to social media like mad to voice their dissatisfaction.

Well, fans of the spicy sauce are excited to find out that there is a plan now to bring back the sauce en masse, but some are suspicious that it part of a bigger, planned promotional stunt.

Here's McDonald's mea culpa:

To our customers and Szechuan Sauce lovers,

Yesterday, we were truly humbled by the amazing curiosity, passion and energy this community showed to welcome back Szechuan Sauce—even if just for one day. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you showed us what you got. And our super-limited batch clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand. "Not cool." We agree. So we're gonna make this right. In the last 24 hours, we've worked to open any portal necessary. And it worked. Szechuan Sauce is coming back once again this winter. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing 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. We want to make this right. You're some of the best fans in this, or any, dimension…and we plan to deliver on that promise as soon as possible. Stay tuned. -Your friends at Mcdonald's