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McDonald’s McRib Canada Coming Back? McRib Details 2021

Is McDonald’s McRib Canada Coming Back?

On Friday, McDonald’s Canada put out a social media announcement saying that a menu item that fans have been asking for is arriving on August 31, 2021. Could it be the McDonald’s McRib sandwich?

McDonald's McRib Canada Coming Back? McRib Details 2021

While the company merely just hinted about the item launch, people have started to guess what the item could be.

McDonald’s McRib History

It was first introduced to the McDonald’s menu in 1981 but was taken off the menu due to lack of sales.

The McRib made a comeback in 1989 and remained on the menu in many countries where the sandwich was popular.

From 2006 – 2020, the McRib return to the menu for limited time around the world.

In December 2020, the McRib made a prominent comeback to the McDonald’s USA menu.

Although it was meant to be again another limited time offer, the McRib can still be found in select McDonald’s USA menus in 2021.

What’s in a McDonald’s McRib?

The McRib starts with seasoned boneless pork dipped in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and dill pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun.

McDonald's McRib Canada Coming Back? McRib Details 2021

Calories & Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 520 Cal
  • Total Fat: 28 grams
  • Total Carbs: 46 grams
  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 9 grams (46% Daily Value)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 grams (7% Daily Value)
  • Calcium: (4% Daily Value)
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Total Sugars: 13 grams
  • Iron: (20% Daily Value)
  • Cholesterol: 75 milligrams (24% Daily Value)
  • Vitamin D:(2% Daily Value)
  • Potassium:(10% Daily Value)
  • Sodium: 890 milligrams (39% Daily Value)


Here is the list of official ingredients:

McRib Pork Patty
Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Dextrose, Rosemary Extract.

Homestyle Bun
Ingredients: Enriched Flour (wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Yeast, Contains 2% Or Less: Corn Meal, Salt, Soybean Oil, Wheat Gluten, Mono And Diglycerides, Enzymes, Ascorbic Acid, Vinegar.Contains: Wheat.

McRib Sauce
Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Natural Smoke Flavor, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Caramel Color, Beet Powder.

Pickle Slices
Ingredients: Cucumbers, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Alum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Natural Flavors, Polysorbate 80, Extractives of Turmeric (Color).

Ingredients: Onions.

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Saturday 20th of November 2021

Excited for the McRibs return to Canada

Carlo Lattanzio

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Why aren't they bringing back the mcrib sandwich in canada.

Nota Chance

Sunday 31st of October 2021

@Carlo Lattanzio,

Mostly supply chain stuff, this article doesn't really have a lot of information but from other sources and first hand knowledge I can confirm it's because of the price of pork at any given time. When an international chain like McDonald's does a promotional item like the McRib it has to plan to deliver that product across a HUGE distribution network. What this means for the McRib is that pork needs to be at a certain price for it to work. There have actually been studies based on the McRib to be used as a model to detect small recessions in the US economy.

The reason it doesn't work for Canada usually is due to our pork prices being different as pork belly is a traded commodity it's value can be associated with the US dollar and given that the Canadian dollar lags behind the US dollar by about 20 cents this means the price would have to be 20% lower than the usual target to even be considered. On top of that there are tariffs to be considered as this pork product must be imported from US food processors.

In summary, the reason we haven't had the McRib in Canada for so long is because of our weaker dollar and trade restrictions.

Hope that answered your question!