McDonald's Notorious Szechuan Sauce Returns To All Locations Nationwide

The legacy of McDonald's "Mulan McNuggets Sauce" extends another chapter, as the infamous Szechuan Sauce returns for yet another limited drop.

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To make up for the fact that the sauce's last miniscule release resulted in riots over availability, the golden-arched giant will be sending out a hefty amount of the condiment to all of their locations nationwide. The announcement was made via a podcast surrounding the Szechuan Sauce controversy. In total, 20 million sauce packets will be available for distribution starting Feb. 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once those packets are gone, that's all the Szechuan we'll be getting... for now.


Obtaining the sauce won't be too hard, as you simply need to make a "qualifying purchase" to get the Szechuan Sauce on the side, according to a press release. What that "qualifying purchase" is may vary by location. Buttermilk Crispy Tenders are the item of choice, but you may want to check to see if McNuggets, Big Macs, or egg-stuffed McChickens also count towards your free Szechuan Sauce.

Fans have been clamoring for more of this sauce with each tiny amount that McDonald's has given away in the past. Renowned DJ Deadmau5, for example, paid $15,000 to get his hands on a bottle, and packets of it sold on eBay for hundreds of dollars. Between that and the onslaught of chaos from the last drop, it's clear that there is a high demand for the Rick & Morty-inspired sauce.

Will this be the last time Szechuan Sauce returns, though? A McDonald's representative has been unable to confirm as of now, saying that the chain is "always evaluating the national menu and bringing customers the delicious menu items they crave."

We'll just have to wait and see if that means another Szechuan Sauce drop will happen after this one.