A McDonald’s PR stunt to bring back a rare dipping sauce left thousands of fans disappointed as well as police called to some US restaurants on Saturday.
The Szechuan sauce, which was only made in 1998 to promote the film Mulan, has become well known after featuring from the common cartoon Rick as well as Morty.
In July the chain sent a large bottle of the sauce to the show’s creators.
They then announced the idea would likely come back for one day on 7 October, nevertheless fans were left disappointed after stores ran out.
In one video, police can be seen holding back people chanting “we want sauce”.
Officers also attended different stores because hundreds of people turned up.
The sauce became a meme among fans of the adult animated science-fiction series after the idea was featured from the third series.
McDonald’s announced the Szechuan’s return last week, describing the idea as a “actually, actually limited Discharge” to special locations from the US.
nevertheless fans online said some restaurants claimed they were only given 20 pots of the sauce per venue, while others received none.
Fans took to social media to vent their frustrations after being unable to get their hands on the out-of-production dip.
One couple posted in which they had driven for four hours to a restaurant stocking the sauce, nevertheless were left disappointed.
The global fast food chain apologised to fans on social media nevertheless repeated their warning in which the Discharge was going to be “super limited”.
Pots of the sauce are currently listed for sale on online auction websites for hundreds of dollars.
Angry customers posted pictures of breaded chicken as well as dipping sauces coming from different fast-food chains in protest at the stunt.
Others posted pictures of large bowls of the sauce they had made for themselves at home.