Viral TikTok Proves People Are Still Disgusted By How The McRib Is Made

Love 'em or hate 'em, McDonald's McRib sandwiches have quite the following. Released for a limited time, it's "the most important sandwich of the year," according to McDonald's website. The company lists five ingredients that make up the sandwich: pork, McRib sauce, onions, pickles, and a bun. McRibs have charmed diners for 40 years, according to USA Today, and McDonald's is confident in the sandwich's popularity. "Whether you're a McRib loyalist or a first timer, there is no denying that the McRib is one of the most iconic sandwiches of the last four decades and we have thousands of emails and tweets from fans to prove it," said Mike Bullington, senior archives manager for the restaurant chain.

The near cult-level loyalty to the sandwich may be real; however, so are the videos showing how the sandwiches are prepared in restaurants. And they might be scaring away some customers. A viral TikTok had diners shook last December, and another video has recently been released that certainly doesn't paint the process in a more flattering light.

Are folks still lovin' the McRib after seeing how it's made?

The new TikTok, posted by user @zaezae1098, aka Isaiah Gilley (presumably a McDonald's employee), takes viewers through the process of making a McRib sandwich, from grilling the frozen patty molded in a rib-like shape, toasting the bun, placing the onions and pickles, dipping the now-grilled patty in sauce, and then assembling the sandwich. The video ends with the caption "You're (sic) favorite food" with a smiley face and thumbs-up emojis. 

The comments poured in, most focusing on how unappetizing the whole procedure was. "I have never had a mcrib in my life. after watching this video I am thanking my lucky stars," wrote one user, while another TikToker commented, "That's not a McRib that's a McCrime." However, there were other users who, despite agreeing that the process appeared unappetizing, said it would not turn them away from one of their favorite foods. "I was really hoping this video would turn me off of the McRib, but it didn't work," wrote one user, while another stated, "that looks nauseating. I'll take 2."