McDonald's Is Testing a New Pulled Pork Sandwich
There's nothing quite like a beautifully messy pulled pork sandwich dripping in BBQ sauce, and while you always have the best of the best across the US to try, McDonald's apparently wants to convince you it's a worthy contender as well.
Yesterday, a local McDonald's in Northern Indiana tweeted that it was offering a new pulled pork sandwich:
It wouldn't be summertime without pulled pork, so stop by your local McDonald’s and try our new premium Pulled Pork Sandwich!— McD's of N. Indiana (@McD_NorthernInd) June 24, 2015
When reached for comment, McDonald's told Thrillist the sandwich is indeed real (and spectacular... maybe) and is currently available in approx. 90 restaurants in Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Fort Wayne, IN. Apparently, the testing began June 1st and will conclude in these locations on July 31st. No word yet on plans to test it in other markets. LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE.
The sandwich features tender pieces of slow-cooked pulled pork with BBQ sauce and pickles on a sesame seed bun (or on the quarter pounder bun). Suggested prices are $2.99 for one, and $5 for two (prices vary based on location).
McDonald's is no stranger to pork: the elusive McRib is a cult-favorite, but we're thinking pulled pork > whole, kind-of-ambiguous pork, right? Wendy's also recently took a turn at the dish, introducing pulled pork cheese fries last October, and Burger King offers a pulled pork sando, too. Game on, McDonald's: show us what you've got.
Anyone interested in a quick jaunt to the Midwest?
Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist would like McDonald's to know she is the ideal test market. Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to email@example.com.