McDonald's McRib Back for Christmas

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Fans of the popular McDonald's McRib can stock up on their favorite seasonal sandwich in time for Christmas. According to a memo obtained by Advertising Age, McDonald's plans to bring back the McRib starting at the second half of December. McDonald's planned to unveil the sandwich in mid October but the date was pushed back in an effort to boost year-end sales.

The McRib is a 500-calorie rib sandwich with barbecue sauce, pickles and onions. It hasn't been available in the United States since last October. In March, restaurants in Austria unveiled the McRibster, a jazzed-up version of the original.

Two new menu items will be unveiled this fall: a cheddar bacon onion angus burger and a chicken sandwich. Fish McBites are scheduled to appear on the menu in February, after the McRib is taken off.

A representative from McDonald's could not be reached for comment.

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