McDonald’s Brings in a Mythbuster to Prove Its McRibs Aren’t That Gross

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    McDonald’s Brings in a Mythbuster to Prove Its McRibs Aren’t That Gross
    By Alison Griswold



    There are a lot of questions about the McDonald's McRib. Is it real pork? Does it contain plastic? Will it bounce? McDonald's also isn't too crazy about some of these questions. So in an effort to dispel some of the more unflattering queries about its signature barbecue item, the company has released a new video on YouTube featuring self-declared McRib skeptic and TV personality Grant Imahara.

    The segment comes as McDonald's is struggling to revive interest in its fast-food offerings. Late last month, the company reported a 30 percent decline in profit in the third quarter and a 3.3 percent decrease in sales. It's being buffeted on all sides by widespread consumer skepticism, unshakable images of pink slime, and a seemingly undying love for Chipotle. So McDonald's is buckling down. As The New Yorker reports, it's launched a campaign to promote transparency and invited questions from the public. It's rolling out a series of videos and hired Imahara to be their investigative face. And come early next year, the champion of "I'm lovin' it" is also expected to debut a new slogan—one that perhaps acknowledges McDonalds' recent woes: "Lovin' Beats Hatin'."

    In the five-minute clip on the McRib, Imahara along with teacher and nonprofit director Wes Bellamy go to Oklahoma City to see how the McRib is prepared. Kevin Nanke, vice president of McDonald's U.S. pork supplier Lopez Foods, explains to them (and us) that the only ingredients in a McRib are pork, water, dextrose, and preservatives to "lock in the flavor." They watch as the minced meat is pressed into a McRib-like shape and then flash-frozen to be boxed and shipped; the segment ends with Bellamy and Imahara each eating their first McRib sandwich. For the record, we don't ever see Imahara take more than one bite of his McRib.

    One theory about the McRib is that McDonald's only promotes the sandwich when pork prices are low. While it's hard to confirm whether some form of McArbitrage is going on, it is noteworthy that pork futures have fallen pretty steadily since July and tend to hit lows during the fall. From that perspective, McDonald's Monday release of the McRib video makes a lot of sense beyond just its transparency campaign.
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    When you have to go to this extent, I'm pretty sure that should be a sign that it's shit.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    All I know is that the McDLT used to keep the hot side hot.

    I consider that a good life lesson. Always keep the hot side hot.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    They should steal whoever turned Dominos around
     
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    No thanks, I'm good.
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    Some times mcrib become "around"
     
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    How do you turn around being #1 :dontknow:
     
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    What's not to love about pork paste extruded into a rib shape, then boiled and covered in a BBQ flavored sugar sauce?

    Sounds delish.......
     
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    Taste the king instead :wtf:
     
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    Say what you want about the McRib, but remember this: Before he got the job at McDonald's, Calvin was just hanging out on the street corner. They turned this young man's life around!

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    I believe that McDonalds food is unstable unless it's either frozen or cooked.

    If you were to allow a McRib to thaw out on the counter, it would result in a puddle of mush.

    Same with McNuggets.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Most food is gross, get over it. Next time you eat a salad remember some Mexican picker was taking a shit in the field where it's growing. Bagged salad is a huge source of E coli poisoning.
     
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    I love the McRib. I don't give a fuck!
     
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    I tried a "McRib" around 1990 and it sucked. I tried it again around 2006. It was still repulsive. Not meat, not pork, not ribs... some kind of spongey, disgusting... soylent green product. Made out ebola corpses. Rotten, oozing ones.
     
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    This video wasn't fake and scripted.That's some damage control for ya.All those frozen McRibs aint gonna eat themselves.
     
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    I don't like McRibs but McDonalds does have a pretty good bbq sauce.

    don't eat lunch/dinner there but god damn their breakfast is delicious.
     
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    And keep the cold side cold!
    Double double cheese cheese burger burger please
     
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    I saw a commercial recently where people were asking questions into a machine about McDonalds. One of the questions was about the pink slime.

    The commercial doesn't answer the questions, it shows a website at the end. I guess they are trying to improve their image?

    I don't eat there, but when I drive by there are always a bunch of semi trucks parked there.
     
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