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McDonald's McRib returns after eight-year hiatus — here's how you can get one for free

Alexandra Canal
·1-min read

The McRib is coming back to McDonald’s on Wednesday (MCD) — but if you want one for free, it’ll cost you some facial hair.

Having fallen off the fast-food radar for nearly a decade, The McRib — which is made of seasoned boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onions and pickles on a bun — makes its triumphant return to the Golden Arches on December 2. It had a limited return in October 2019, but has not been available nationwide since 2012.

(Courtesy: McDonald's)
(Courtesy: McDonald's)

And according to the fast food giant, patrons can get the barbecue cult favorite for free, just by shaving their quarantine beard.

The reason? Well apparently because “beards + McRib sauce don't mix” — and because McDonald’s has a worthy cause in mind.

“Beard or no beard, prepare for the McRib with a shave – or even a facial mask – because anyone can participate, from your brother to your mother, sister-in-law or cousin’s roommate,” McDonald's said in a news release on Monday.

As part of the “Shave 4 McRib Sweepstakes,” McDonald’s has partnered with No-Shave November, a nonprofit organization devoted to fundraising cancer awareness.

The McRib was first introduced in 1981
The McRib was first introduced in 1981

To enter, “post a picture of your cleanly-shaven or baby-smooth face on your public Twitter or public Instagram profile using #Shave4McRibSweepstakes and tag @mcdonalds,” the release added.

The first 10,000 entries will receive a code for a free McRib via Uber Eats (UBER) while supples last.

McRib purchases “will help support our donation to the charity’s cancer initiatives,” the company said.

Alexandra is a Producer & Entertainment Correspondent at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter @alliecanal8193

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