No Lancaster McDonald’s carried the sauce, though some were giving away colorful poster art tied to Szechuan and other dipping sauces. Most came up empty handed and took to social media to bemoan the fact.
After pandemonium broke out at some McDonald’s when Rick and Morty fans encountered mass shortages of Szechuan sauce, show co-creator Justin Roiland tweeted out his disappointment with both the situation and fans. The sauce will be back soon and in far greater supply; there’s no need for a thousand expectant fans to queue up next time. The promotion is aimed at attracting fans of the animated show “Rick and Morty”, which recently made the sauce famous with younger generations.
However, McDonald’s neglected to mention that each location would only have a very limited number of sauce packets to hand out, with customers reporting that McDonald’s only allotted 20 for each store. This time, it won’t be limited to one day or select restaurants. So it’s good news today that the fast food giant has apologised for the shortage and pledged to make the sauce more widely available in the future. Fans then took to Change.org to organize a petition for McDonald’s to “bring back” the sauce. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got.
According to Business Insider, by 1:45 p.m.at a McDonald’s in New York City, teens exited the restaurant screaming that there was no sauce left.
“Our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn’t near enough to meet that demand”, the company said in a release.
Promising to make things right, it is expected that a similar event will run with better organization, and that the company will bring back Szechuan sauce in a limited run that lasts longer than 24 hours. While some are campaigning to see the sauce return yet again to restaurants, others are more concerned with why McDonald’s isn’t producing almost enough sauce to begin with. Yes, really, the more zealous members of the Rick and Morty fanbase are actually devolving.