Brace yourselves, we’re about to get nostalgic!
It appears as though McDonald’s is considering bringing back the Szechuan McNugget Sauce they distributed back in the ’90s as a promotion for the Disney animated flick Mulan. And it appears as though we have the TV show Rick and Morty to thank for this news!
On April Fool’s Day, Adult Swim treated Rick and Morty fans to a new episode after going on hiatus back in 2015. The episode features a Szechuan McNugget Sauce-obsessed Rick, who goes on a rant about bringing back the beloved sauce. Specifically, the character noted:
“I’m not driven by avenging my dead family. I’m driven by finding that McNugget sauce. I want that Mulan McNugget Sauce ├óΓé¼┬ª That’s my series arc, Morty. If it takes nine seasons, I want that McNugget Szechuan sauce.”
HIGHlarious! Fans were quick to jump on the Szechuan sauce bandwagon as they started a petition on Change.org where they demanded McDonald’s bring back the promotional side. At the time of writing this piece, the petition had around 22,066 supporters.
WHOA! Not to mention, the outcry got the attention of a corporate chef for the fast food powerhouse. Chef Mike Haracz revealed on Twitter:
AH-Mazing! We mean, it would make sense for McDonald’s to bring back the sauce since Disney is currently working on a live action remake of Mulan.
With the new Mulan planning to hit theaters in November, we have a feeling that’s when the Szechuan sauce will make it’s return.
Wubba lubba dub dub!