The Internet has been buzzing about McDonald's Szechuan sauce since April 1st. That day was the debut of the third season of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty." In the episode McDonald's Szechuan sauce is obsessed over by one of the show's main characters, mad scientist Rick Sanchez. Fans of the show have since begun petitioning the fast food giant to bring the dipping sauce back, with several petitions gaining thousands of signatures on Change.org.
McDonald's Szechuan sauce has not been offered since 1998 when it debuted as part of a promotional campaign for Disney's "Mulan." USA Today reports that McDonald's is indeed considering bringing it back thanks to all the buzz on social media. A live-action "Mulan" is scheduled to be released in 2018, but McDonald's may move faster in an effort to ride the "Rick and Morty" wave.