McDonald's Austria Now has a Deep-Fried McRib Sandwich

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McDonald's Austria via Eater
Listen up America! It's time to step up the game. Japan McDonald's has been whipping America's ass in weirdo novelty sandwiches in the past few months, and France is debuting some sort of fancy burger-on-a-baguette thing. America's Fast Food, it's time you jumped into the ring. It's not enough to have Kate Upton eating Carl's Jr. sexily (though, admittedly, that's worth a lot). We need a Death Star.

Yes, indeed, it's a sad commentary on the state of American competitiveness that Austria, not the good ol' U.S. of A., came up with this, the deep-fried McRib with bacon, pepper-Jack cheese, lettuce, onion and honey-mustard sauce. It's called the McRibster, which is now Scott's nickname for a while. The damn thing is available in Austria -- which, we understand, is a country in Europe best known as the home of Julie Andrews, who, we hear, is an actress of some sort -- until March 27, according to Eater.



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Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

you can't blame an entity for trying, but, BLEEECCCCKKT!  Yucky.

tengsow
tengsow

Dude that really looks good. Do want, noa!Total-Privacy dot US

Craigley
Craigley

Not too far a step from schnitzel.  Makes sense.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

That actually looks worth trying. How come Austria gets fast food innovation (granted, the bar is low), while the US is on year 6 of making chipotle versions of things?

Guest
Guest

McSchnitzel!

Teacher in the OC
Teacher in the OC

The most disgusting fast-food monstrosity I ever encountered was in Hong Kong, the year I moved there back in 85. Pizza Hut was marketing the hell out of a gelatinous mess masquerading as deep-dish pie, the "Thousand Island Seafood Pizza." And it was as horrifying as it sounds. A crusty-baked melange of tentacled pink, white and purplish chunks of everything from low-grade squid to fake crab meat, all tossed in gloppy, day-glo peach dressing. I vomit in my mouth a little just typing this. I swiped an inch-thick stack of printed paper tray liners and used the Thousand Island Seafood Pizza as my stationery for several years. Never failed to get the reaction it deserved. YUM my happy ass.

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

Deep fried, a McRib patty is just a schnitzel.  So it's a schnitzel sandwich.  Not earth shattering for Austria.

Sad to say I would totally try one.  I love the swine.

gooderisbetter
gooderisbetter

What about a chicken fried steak sandwich with a fried egg on it, topped with white country gravy and cole slaw, on a toasted sesame bun? 

Mervis
Mervis

Yeah, or those good looking fried pork sandwichs up in Indianapolis that I've seen on the Food Channel.

therrick
therrick

Then you have the misconception that the McRib has actual meat.

Nick R.
Nick R.

Hmm, we'll need to evaluate further. Send whole samples to 2701 Oak Lawn. 

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