A McDonald’s PR stunt went terribly wrong after the fast-food chain ran out of a limited edition “Szechuan” dipping sauce— that was only to be available for one day.
Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4
— Lulu Ramadan (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017
According to TheGuardian.com, police were called to at least one restaurant after angry mobs of people began chanting “we want sauce”.
— Ian 👻💀👽 Sikes (@ianjsikes) October 7, 2017
McDonald’s sought to bring back the long out-of-production Szechuan dipping sauce after it received several references on the increasingly popular Sci-fi cartoon, Rick and Morty.
Fans of the show (and sauce) flocked to their local McDonald’s to get their hands on this limited edition release, however many never got the chance to try it.
— Frederick (@fawich) October 7, 2017
While some walked away empty handed, others are already taking advantage of the (partly) failed PR stunt by selling packets of the special sauce for hundreds of dollars on Ebay.
— 🎃Gary Devenport🎃 (@Garebear__11) October 8, 2017
Ha ha! Good luck with that.