This is not a good time to be spending $250 on eBay for McDonald's Szechuan Sauce.
"We did not anticipate the overnight crowds, the cross-state travel and the awesome curiosity, passion and energy fans showed", McDonald's said.
"We disappointed fans and we are sorry".
Finally, McDonald's announced that select locations across the country would give away a limited amount of Szechuan sauce to customers in October.More news: Doctors in India successfully remove man's 4-pound brain tumor
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But that's not all: According to the tweet, the company also launched an entire companion podcast called "The Sauce" to answer its fans' "burning" questions regarding the condiment, and to discuss all-things Szechuan Sauce.
"On 2/22, we announce where/when Szechuan Sauce will return", the post said. It's a big step up from the handful of packets of sauce that were shipped to specific locations last time around. The sauce disappeared with the promotion but was revived past year by acclaimed animated sci-fi Rick & Morty. McDonald's tried to appease fans by bringing it back for a limited run last fall, but because the emphasis was on the word "limited", that didn't go so well.
Not like October 7, when thousands of fans went home hungry.
Last October, the country went insane when McDonald's released its famous Szechuan Sauce - but in a very limited way. Except that the under-estimation of the demand generated situations of quasi-events (the police even sometimes get involved) and a great discontent among the fans of the series.
The sauce will be available starting at lunchtime on Monday.