After all, it's because of Rick and Morty's season 3 premiere (the April Fool's episode), as well as the thousands of requests the show's fans made to McDonald's following the episode's debut, that the global fast-food restaurant has chose to bring back the sauce for a limited time.
For one day only this Saturday, fans can head to four Chicago McDonald's locations to get a serving of the popular sauce. "If it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget, Szechuan dipping sauce".
Now, it's finally the public's turn to get their taste of a sauce for "typically incredibly motivated, born winners that combine a sweet disposition with a slow-burning heat", the chain said online.
The McDonald's at 405 S.E. 131st St. will package the sauce with the sale of buttermilk chicken tenders, while supplies last.
The McDonald's-inspired gag quickly took hold within the show's fan base and across social media platforms. Among those 10 sauces is the fabled Szechuan Sauce.
Rick and Morty airs its season 3 finale tonight on Adult Swim. So if you're a sauce-enthusiast, make your way to a McDonald's on October 7.
An Omaha restaurant is expected to have only 40 packets, according to the Omaha World-Herald. "I'm excited to try (the sauce) to see what all the fuss is about". The entire list of restaurants that will have the sauce can be found. "After returning with the Szechuan Sauce from the always-1998 dimension, C-1998M, we did some science and now we have a bit more sauce!"
Harmon in his comments alludes to a page on McDonald's website displaying Szechuan sauce promo art that is somewhat reminiscent of Rick and Morty, without being too similar (in a legal sense). They will also be giving out limited-edition posters.
In a statement Thursday, the fast-food giant describes it as a "savory and slightly sweet sauce with hints of soy, ginger, garlic, and slight vinegar notes". A tweet showing pictures of the jug and a customized carrying case garnered more than 342,000 likes and 142,000 re-tweets. It was only a matter of time before the sauce entered the rest of America's.