You may recall when Rick and Morty briefly got people remembering McDonald’s’ short-lived Szechuan Sauce, which they released to help promote the Disney movie Mulan. Justin Roiland, who co-created Rick and Morty with Dan Harmon, was apparently a fan of the sauce, even though “Szechuan Sauce” isn’t a real thing in Sichuan cuisine, and also the number one ingredient in the sauce was high fructose corn syrup. However, despite all that, this story has a happy ending. Roiland has gotten his hands on some Szechuan Sauce.
Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/vNEIfHTmNU
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 30, 2017
Now, this wasn’t the result of some world-scouring search by Roiland. No, apparently it pays to be the creator of a cultishly-adored cartoon. Apparently Mickey D’s just whipped up some Szechuan Sauce and sent it over to Roiland. Not just a little packet of it, either. They sent him a whole jug of the stuff, with a pretty funny (for a fast food franchise) letter included. The letter indicates that a few “lucky fans” will also get a chance to taste the sauce, so you may get to enjoy some Szechuan Sauce as well.
This may be just another “cult cartoon gets sent a jug of a long-defunct fast food sauce” story, but that doesn’t make it any less meaningful. Now, if we can maybe get Subway to bring back their Orchard Chicken Salad sub, we’ll be onto something. Also, somebody send former Simpsons showrunner Bill Oakley some Chicken Tonight.