McDonald’s (MCD) is getting called out for how the McRib is made after a TikTok user revealed how the sandwich was made in a viral video.

The video, which has amassed more than 85,000 likes and 11,000 shares as of Friday morning, was posted by an anonymous TikTok user, who appears to also work at McDonald’s.

In the video, the McRib can be seen as a frozen patty fried on the grill with the rib side. The patty is then showed as being stored in an unsightly warming tray and then moved to an unkept sauce-covered tray, where they are stored until prepared and ordered.



Nasty. #fyp #mcdonalds #foryou

♬ Oh No - Kreepa


All the while the McRib is being prepared in the video, Kreepa’s song “Oh No” plays in the background.

The TikTok user that brought the video to the attention of the public captioned it as “Nasty” with the hashtags, “#fyp #mcdonalds #foryou”

Social media had plenty to say about how the McRib was made, with one user on TikTok calling the sandwich “Styrofoam,” while another user said, “Mc wrong.”

Others on TikTok called out the McDonald’s worker who filmed the video, saying, “you work there…clean it.”

But many on TikTok maintained that they didn’t care how the McRib was made they were still going to eat it. One user said, “idc they still slap harder than me dad.”

The McRib was brought back for a limited time in December. The sandwich, which is made of boneless pork with barbecue sauce topped with onions and pickles served on a roll, made its debut back in 1982. The 2020 rollout of the McRib is the first time that McDonald’s has brought back the sandwich since 2012.

Upon the release of the McRib this month, Linda VanGosen, vice president of menu innovation at McDonald’s, said in a statement: “The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald’s since its inception nearly 40 years ago. There’s nothing quite like the taste of the McRib. To our customers, it’s become more than a delicious, saucy moment . . . it’s a season, and it’s taking the internet by storm. That’s why this year, we’re proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy.”

There was no response from McDonald’s at the time of writing about the Tik Tok video or the possible worker that posted it to the social media platform.

Shares of McDonald's were trading at $214.75 as of premarket open, up 45 cents or 0.21%.

McDonald's A McDonalds' McRib sandwich, Nov. 2, 2010. Photo: Getty Images