Deconstructing the McRib - Slashfood: "For those of you who have never encountered a McRib Sandwich, it is a boneless, rib-meat pork patty that is shaped, dunked in BBQ sauce and sold by McDonald's. The McRib bizarrely appears to have bones in it, due to its shape, though this is merely to give the product recognizability. McDonald's actually maintains a spoof site about boneless pig farmers, poking fun at the boneless nature of their patties. Processed meat patties are inherently unattractive on their own and McDonald's knows this. It is for this very reason that the McRib patties are dunked in hickory barbecue sauce before being served with onions and pickles on a 6-inch bun. For anyone wondering what the patty looks like on its own, Fast Food Facts has kindly deconstructed the sandwich for your viewing pleasure. And if, by some chance, you do not fine processed meat to be pleasurable, it's at least very interesting."