McRib video: McDonald’s reveals truth about the sandwich

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The McRib.

The very word elicits a range of emotions in the consumer. For some, the annual return of the McDonald’s sandwich is nothing short of an event, a brief window in time to savor one of the most elusive of fast-food restaurant menu items.

But for others, the McRib is the ultimate object of fast-food derision , roundly dismissed as frankenfood that doesn’t have any rib but does allegedly contain a chemical found in — yuck — yoga mats.

So which is it? Wonderful fast-food treat or fodder for late-night comics, not human consumption?

McDonald’s has released a video that it claims shows the entire process of the patty’s creation, and proves that the McRib’s bad rep is based on myth, not fact.

The guest star is a gentleman named Wes Bellamy from Charlottesville, Va., who tweeted a nasty comment about the McRib. McDonald’s noticed his tweet and invited him — along with “Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara — to tour the Lopez Foods factory in Oklahoma City, where the sandwich is manufactured, to address his concerns.

Watch the video and tell us what you think. Are you convinced?


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.