McRib: How McDonald’s strange, seasonal sandwich explains the rest of its menu

The Atlantic:

Each year, the McRib makes a brief visit to Earth. Its arrival elicits reactions ranging from horror to awe. And for good reason: this would-be rib sandwich is really a restructured pork patty pressed into the rough shape of a slab of ribs, its slathering of barbecue sauce acting as camouflage as much as coating. “Pork” is a generous term.

I haven’t had a McRib in twenty years and after reading this, I’ve got a good reason to keep that streak alive.