Common Questions

Q: How reliable are the sightings?
A: The site is based on user input, thus the sightings are only as valid as the entries being made. We rely on site users to help us confirm the sightings in their area by Confirming or Disputing the sighting. If the sight shows up as "Confirmed" (with a check within the icon), that means we have received a receipt confirming the purchase of a McRib. These receipt confirmed sights are highly likely to have the McRib. Please call ahead to confirm the McRib is available before traveling any great length to purchase one.

Q: Is there a way to only see the sightings in my state/region?
A: I have added the ability to search the sightings by state. Below the Date Range options, you can enter a 2 letter state abbreviation (or several states with a comma between abbreviations) and see the latest sightings for just your area of interest. Hope this helps!

Q: Why isn't my sighting on the map anymore/Surely there are more in my state?
A: Due to the high volume of sightings coming in, I had to limit the initial map to the most recent 500 sightings. Confirmed sightings are picked before the most recent (Ex: In the past 15 days, a map with 50 confirmed sightings would also have 950 most recent sightings). To see more in your area, you can select your specific state/s below the Sighting entry form.

Q: What is up with all of the sightings by "Hamburglar"?
A: If someone sights a McRib, however fails to enter their name, this is the default.

Q: How do I get my sighting to be on the confirmed sighting list?
A: In order to have a confirmed sighting, we will need to have you email (Click this link to send us an email at us a copy of your receipt, or send it to us on Twitter (Click this link to visit us on Twitter)

Q: Do you work for McDonalds and/or the Pork industry?
A: No. This site was created to help McRib fans locate this tasty yet elusive sandwich.

Q: Why do you need our help? Can't you call every location and figure out where it is for us?
A: The McRib Locator team is made up of Alan and Kim (see below). With 14,122 McDonalds in the United States alone (2014 known stores) it would take us at least 235 hours (about 10 days) non-stop to call each location if each call was only a minute long. This amount of research would be enough for two full-time staff members! Even if we could, a location that confirmed over the phone that they have the McRib does not guarantee that they actually have it (see this post for more). Your assistance reporting and confirming McRib sightings is vital to the success of the website. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Q: I MUST have a McRib now. What can I do?
A: Germany offers the McRib year round, and at this time is the only known country to do so.
In the United States, the McRib is an item that is up to each Restaurant/Region to decide to offer on the menu. Let your local restaurant's manager know you want the McRib!

Q: Why the McRib?
A: If you ever have the chance to try a McRib I suggest you do! The pork patty is slathered in BBQ, topped with pickles and onions, and served on a hoagie style bun.

Q: How far back does the data go/When did you start the page?
A: The very first entry on the McRib Locator was on 2008-10-03 at 5:47:58pm when we provided the first sighting at Winner, SD.

Q: Is there an Android application?
A: Yes Indeed: McRib Locator Android app

Q: Is there an iOS application?
A: We are in the planning phase, however the costs to release the application are a hinderance as iOS applications require a yearly renewal fee to be listed.

Q: Where can I report bugs/ideas for the website and/or Android application?
A: Contact us

Q: Where can I review the Android/iPhone Application EULA?
A: Follow this link Mobile Device Application EULA

Q: Where can I review the Privacy Information?
A: Follow this link Privacy Information

Q: What do the icons represent?
A: The age and confirmation state of the sighting

Age <= 10 days Confirmed Possible Disputed
Age > 10 days Confirmed Possible Disputed

About Us

Alan Creator
From a deep hunger for the McRib, Alan created the McRib Locator to help all McRib fans find the elusive sandwich.

Kimberly Social Media Director
With a hunger for the McRib only surpassed by Alan, Kimberly helps track the McRib via Social Media.

Prairie Dreamer
Having not yet had her first McRib, Prairie prepares for the day she will feast on this tasty sandwich.