Plenty of “Rick and Morty” fans were disappointed on Saturday, the one day that certain McDonald’s locations offered the now-cult favorite Szechuan sauce back in April.
If you haven’t been keeping up on decades-old fast-food product revivals, here’s the scoop: The sauce was briefly offered as a tie-in to Disney’s “Mulan” movie back in 1998. Then it vanished. And that was it, until the April mention brought Szechuan fans out on social media, clamoring for the dip.
And finally, the, offering the sauce for one day only: Saturday Oct. 7, and only at a few locations. Fans were enthused going in.
But even those who were near a supposed-Szechuan-sauce-selling McD’s had trouble acquiring some, and they were vocal about it on social media.
McDonald’s apologized for the limited quantities in a tweet sent out Saturday.
But fans weren’t soothed by the “sorry.”
And the inevitable eBay auctions from the lucky few drew even more complaints.
McDonald’s didn’t immediately respond to a CNET question about whether restaurants were really limited to 10-20 packets per participating location, or whether the sauce could return later on — ideally in larger quantities.