McDonald's McRib fans have waited all year for the popular sandwich to return and now that it has begun trickling back into restaurants, they should be prepared to hunt around to find it.
That's because only around 8,000 of McDonald's roughly 14,350 restaurants in the U.S. plan to carry it, spokeswoman Lisa McComb told CNBC.
This represents about 55 percent of locations, whereas reports from last year pegged the rollout at roughly 75 percent.
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In some markets, the sandwich has already returned, with several, including northeast Pennsylvania and greater Pittsburgh, tweeting they had begun selling it.