Welcome to McRib Deconstructed!
We deconstruct, look inside and examine all aspects of the elusive McRib.
The McDonald's McRib consists of five ingredients:
Bun / Pork Patty / Sauce / Pickle Slices / Slivered Onions
For this deconstuction we will be using six McRibs, three without sauce.
PART 1: The fall 2010/2011 box that transports the McRib.
The roughly 6.5"W x 4"D x 2.25"H box is already shaped and glued when it arrives at the restaurant.
Printed with around a dozen colors.
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Look who's on the back reminding us to properly dispose trash...
PART 2: An average sauce-less McRib
It is important to use one that has never been bathed in sauce to preserve the size and shape, as well as provide for easy measurements.
Overhead. Onto the bun...
Weight = 67.2 grams (box has been zeroed out with scale)
Length = 5.5 inches
You can see the overhang of the patty.
Width = 3 inches
The fully cooked, sauce-less patty. The "ribs" are created as part of the formation of the pork at the meat processing plant.
Cooked patty weight = 92.8 grams (box has been zeroed out with scale)
The patty measures approximately 6.25 inches in length.
2.75 inches wide...
The "ribs" are 2.5 inches long...
and 0.5 inches wide.
Spacing between ribs is about 0.75 inches.
The patty sits 0.5 inches tall.
PART 3: The Inside
The two halves...
Close up of the half...
Time to bisect the half...
Thank you viewing the deconstruction!