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McDonald’s is bringing Szechuan McNugget sauce back to the masses.
In late July, McDonald’s gave away four jugs of Szechuan McNugget sauce in response to an avalanche of demands from fans of the Adult Swim cartoon “Rick and Morty.”
Last Sunday, McDonald’s announced that it was bringing back Szechuan sauce for a wider audience.
On Saturday, October 7, select McDonald’s locations across the country are giving away Szechuan Sauce. The sauce will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m. local time. Customers can request the sauce along with orders of the new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders.
You can search which McDonald’s locations near you will be giving out Szechuan sauce on the company’s Buttermilk Crispy Tenders website. In the company’s words, the roll-out is “really, really limited.” For example, only five McDonald’s in all of New Hampshire will serve the sauce.
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) October 1, 2017
In other words, it still won’t be easy to get your hands on the sauce. However, it will be free.
— Robert "DCD" Wolfman (@TheDCD) August 14, 2017
In August, one of the lucky recipients of the jug of Szechuan sauce sold the package on eBay for $15,350. The winning bidder was, in fact, the DJ deadmau5 – who is apparently a huge “Rick and Morty” fan.
“Rick and Morty” set off the Szechuan sauce renaissance after its season premiere ended with a plea from mad scientist Rick for McDonald’s to bring back the plum sauce. Szechuan sauce was previously only available for a limited time in 1998 to promote the Disney movie “Mulan.”