After the recent media frenzy it’s safe to assume the Szechuan sauce is no longer Mulan’s but Rick and Morty’s. When it was announced MCDonald’s would be bringing back the sauce for a limited time thanks to the online chatter which came from the show’s season premiere, fans were thrilled. A follower of the show myself, this writer looked forward to trying to obtain some sauce.
Arriving at the restaurant 30 minutes early, my wife and I discovered the line was out the door. Most of the chatter from the crowd seemed to be discussing the rumors of the amount of sauce packets which would be available. Some people heard 40, some 50, and the lowest amount was 20. There was also talk of posters to go along with the event. This later turned out to be true but supplies were limited as well. Unfortunately, moral fell when 20 minutes before the event began an employee came out and announced the location only had 18 packets.
As the minutes passed many people got out of line under the belief they would not receive anything. At the same time the line continued to grow with hopeful patrons still thinking they would be able to obtain something. Unable to block the drive thru line the crowd had no choice but to start winding in on itself as the event drew closer.
As the wait continued, the crowd seemed to become more and more desperate. One person began to yell “$60 dollars for sauce” claiming he would actually be willing to pay the amount for the condiment. An individual accepted this deal and the transaction was complete. There was additional talks of someone paying $150 dollars for another’s spot in line.
A passerby allowed my wife to take a picture of the sauce. He admitted he didn’t plan to eat it. Instead saying he planned to go home and post a video of throwing the sauce away or flush it down the toilet. No confirmation if he did or not.
Though it became painfully obvious there would be no sauce, lunch would still be McDonald’s so we pressed on. After finally making it through the line and obtaining my food, it had been an hour and a half. We were gifted with a card for a free meal we could redeem at a later time.
In the end the quest to obtain some of the Szechuan sauce was unsuccessful. My order consisted of a 10 piece McNugget combo which I used to try the recent signature sauce. It turned out to be a variation of the Big Mac sauce. It was good but I still would have preferred to get the Szechuan sauce.
Were you successful in obtaining some Szechuan sauce? Leave a comment below and let us know.