And they say fiction can’t alter reality… If you were born in the 2000’s you probably don’t remember this legendary mouthwatering sauce and this might not be that big of a deal to you, but trust us – it is!
Back in 1998, McDonald’s introduced a limited-edition dipping sauce called Szechuan McNugget sauce, but it unfortunately vanished almost instantly.
Now, it seems the power of “Rick and Morty” might just bring it back.
As The Huffington Post reports, the fast food giant is more than open to bring back the famous Szechuan McNugget sauce since there’s a huge demand for it now.
“We never say never, because when our customers speak, we listen. And to paraphrase some of our most enthusiastic fans, our sauce is so good that it would be worth waiting 9 seasons or 97 years for,” a McDonald’s spokesperson wrote to The Huffington Post.
A Huge Marketing Opportunity For McDonald’s
The fast food franchise would indeed be crazy to miss out on an opportunity like this. The news came after Rick and Morty cartoon sparked the new-found demand for the legendary dipping sauce, while several online petitions also cropped up on social media.
For those of you who missed the latest episode of this popular mind-bending TV show, here’s what happened.
During the surprise season three premiere of Rick and Morty, Rick Sanchez (who had been imprisoned by aliens, of course) opened up about one of his personal goals which is to get his hands on the now cult Szechuan McNugget sauce that was merely a promotional condiment for the Disney movie “Mulan” back in 1998.
“If it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping sauce, Szechuan sauce, Morty,” says Rick at one point in the episode.
But It Gets Even Better!
Once the Szechuan sauce snowball started rolling online, word soon spread to a McDonald’s chef himself who tweeted:
“I’ll see what I can do.”
The frenzy escalated when Ebay listings for the tiny packets of the sauce popped up with prices going as high as $55,000. To get things even more interesting, the top priced item is listed as being sold by an Ebay user with the nickname “Definitelynotdanharmon” (which, you’ll agree, sounds pretty much like the “Rick and Morty” creator Dan Harmon).