Ginnie Graham: McDonald's is trying to make the Szechuan sauce debacle right

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According to the Washington Post, McDonald's may have used the Szechaun Sauce stunt to help promote its new chicken fingers, dubbed Buttermilk Crispy Tenders.

The world-wide restaurant chain announced on social media that they were "humbled" by the response for the sauce and is wasn't "cool" to have such a limited supply.

Regardless of how disastrous Saturday may have turned out for McDonald's, there's no need to panic about the lack of sauce: The chain has promised, in a tweet published on Sunday night, that there is more Szechuan Sauce coming soon.

Local spokespeople say that the McDonald's at 2652 Alpine in Walker had a very limited supply and the restaurant on Plainfield NE only had the posters and stickers, but no sauce.

In the fallout from this disaster, fans of Rick and Morty have been quick to point out the dastardly tactics that McDonald's is using to keep their brand at the heart of controversy.

While the move may seem unexpected for those, who do not watch Rick and Morty, which featured a joke about the sauce in a season three premiere that aired on April Fool's Day.

The logical conclusion seems to be that McDonald's is deliberately, artificially limiting the amount of Szechuan goodness that's entering circulation. Haracz's comments came after McDonald's confirmed it would be bringing back Szechuan sauce for a wider release that wouldn't just exist for one-day only. Between the costumes, the memes and the cross-state travel, you, the fans, showed us what you got. Fans lined up at four McDonald's locations in Chicago to get a cup of the sauce Saturday. And our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn't near enough to meet that demand.

McDonald's over the weekend brought back a rare condiment from the 1990s, but the promotion ended in protests and sky-high secondary markets.

You can check out a video of disgruntled Rick and Morty fans at an under-sauced McDonald's restaurant below, which caused chants of "we want sauce" and the police to turn up.

"In the last 24 hours, we've worked to opened every portal necessary", McDonald's writes in the statement.

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