It’s well-established at this point that most Rick And Morty fans will get on board with whatever wacky concept the show comes up with (as long as it’s not women on the writing staff), but few Rick And Morty gags have been met with as much exuberance as the show’s reference to the long-forgotten, barely missed Szechuan sauce from McDonald’s. First referenced in the surprise premiere of Rick And Morty’s third season, the sauce presumably resonated with the show’s fans because it was explicitly a thing that nobody could have, and though it did exist at one time, it was now gone forever—or at least it was until McDonald’s reengineered the stuff and sent a bottle to Rick And Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Some fans got bottles as well, with one going for $15,000 on eBay to some cartoon fan who really shouldn’t be allowed to go near eBay anymore.
Now, in another bid to win the love of Rick And Morty fans for some reason, McDonald’s has decided to bring back the Szechuan sauce in select locations for one day only on October 7. It’s technically part of a larger sauce campaign to promote McDonald’s new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, which seems like a fairly cruel campaign to launch so soon after The A.V. Club published the definite guide to fast food sauces, but at least some lucky McDonald’s fans will have a chance to eat some new chicken chunks with a series of fabulous sauces (including “Honey Mustard,” “Hot Mustard,” and “Honey”).
You can see the full array of sauces and check if Szechuan is coming to your area at this link.