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McDonald’s brings back the McRib after a year of retirement. Is it available in Utah?

In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, McDonald's signs sprout from the restaurant's parking lot in New York.
In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, McDonald's signs sprout from the restaurant's parking lot in New York.
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SALT LAKE CITY — The McRib is back, baby.

What’s going on: McDonald’s announced this week that it will be bringing back the McRib sandwich to more than 9,000 restaurants.

  • The sandwich — boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onion and pickles on a sandwich-style bun — hasn’t been around since November 2017.
  • “While McDonald’s has ushered in many new items this year — such as fresh beef in our quarter-pound burgers — we know our fans love this limited-time classic,” McDonald’s chef Mike Haracz said in a statement.

Nutrition facts: The sandwichcomes with 480 calories, 22 grams of total fat, 45 grams of total carbohydrates and 24 grams of protein.

History: The sandwich first launched in 1981. The McRib first returned in 2010 after having not been around since 1994 with the release of “The Flintstones” movie, The Takeout reports.

McRib locator: McDonald’s launched a McRib locator to help you find your sandwich.

Bigger picture: Bringing back the McRib comes as McDonald’s attempts new ways to bring back customers, USA Today reports. The company announced a $6 Classic Meal Deal, which will launch on Nov. 1.

- "We will continue to introduce things to our restaurants because that's what our customers expect," CEO Steve Easterbrook said, according to USA Today.