McDonald's brings back Szechuan Sauce for one day only
McDonald's Szechuan Sauce originally debuted as a tie-in with the release of Disney's "Mulan" in 1998.
You'll be able to find Szechuan sauce at two McDonald's restaurants in metro Detroit and more across the USA on October 7 only, so we advise stocking up because not only is the stuff deliciously sweet and tangy, but it can also be flipped on eBay for a hefty profit. On Saturday, select locations will be serving the plum sauce as a dipping option for its buttermilk chicken tenders.
In one of the episodes, the main character of the show, mad scientist Rick Sanchez, proclaims his obsession with the tangy sauce, vowing to stop at nothing to find more of it. "The only place we can try it is in my memory".
"It's really amusing because if you're going to get robbed, get robbed by McDonald's", Harmon said.
The McDonald's-inspired gag quickly took hold within the show's fan base and across social media platforms.
The Sezchuan poster has an alien theme, obviously paying homage to the smash-hit cartoon that made the sauce's comeback possible. In reality, this sauce has long vanished.
"Look at that art, look at the font", Harmon said to the Vox outlet about the Sezchuan promotional poster. "If anyone from McDonald's is reading this, I don't see anything wrong with what they're doing, and clearly neither does their legal department".
McDonald's first responded by sending the show's co-creator, Justin Roiland, a gallon of the sauce from "Dimension C-1998M" where it's always 1998. After the promotion, the sauce was removed from all McDonald's restaurants. The fast food chain then later gave away three more containers to fans, one of whom ended up selling his jug to DJ Deadmau5 for an undisclosed amount.