September 22, 2015
Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has taken some time out of opining about the Eagles and calling out the nation's "wusses" to petition for a new cause: bring the McRib back to Philly.
Rendell, after a recent trip to Chicago, tweeted his frustration that the McDonald's sandwich -- consisting of pork, barbeque sauce, onions, and pickles -- was in several other major cities but not available in his hometown.
In Chicago McRib back here too. Pittsburgh, Chicago can Philadelphia be far behind?#PhillywantstheMcRtbbacknow!— Ed Rendell (@GovEdRendell) September 17, 2015
"The sauce is the key. Plus the fact you have no idea what's in the McRib – pork rib, beef rib, horse rib? It feels like an adventure every time," Rendell said with a laugh.
So, will Rendell's wish come true? An email to the McDonald's press office was not immediately returned.
However, a website called the McRib Locater, which relies on user submissions of McRib spottings, says one was seen at the McDonald's at 1401 Arch St. around 7 p.m. Monday.
A call to that location rang for more than a minute but was never answered.