If you want to make a difference in your community, advocating for change at City Council meetings is always a good place to start.
That’s what one Santa Clarita resident had in mind when she took to the podium the day before Thanksgiving and urged city leaders to grant her one wish: encourage regional McDonald’s managers to sell the McRib in Santa Clarita.
If you skip to the 1:28 mark in the video above, you’ll see a girl with dyed pink hair make a laughably strong case for her position, laced with historical facts and statistics.
“In 1982, a boneless BBQ pork sandwich was introduced to the U.S., and it was available for a limited time during the fall, which was called the McRib,” she says. “This year they decided to give regional managers the power to decide whether to sell it at their locations. Apparently only 55% of McDonald’s franchises nationwide have chosen to sell it, which means 45% have decided to skip it, including the Santa Clarita area.“
She goes to disparage the All-Day-Breakfast promotion as a “very poor substitution” for what her heart desires, and warns the council that consumers receive disappointing results when they resort to the McRiblocator.com.
Then comes the emotional lob: “To be honest, the removal of the McRib from the menu has affected my family because every Thanksgiving my family would order a 50 piece chicken nugget meal and 10 McRibs, and now my family’s holiday spirits are messed up and broken. I come to you in this matter. I tried calling the hotline and they don’t take me seriously.”
But herein lies the real question: Is this the GOAT deadpan delivery, or earnest call to action?