Well, this is certainly some depressing news. It seems that one of the most popular limited-edition foods in not only Montana, but America, might be going away for good—and a whole lot of folks are not happy about it.

Mcdonald's just announced the farewell tour for an iconic sandwich.

No, we're not talking about the Big Mac or the Quarter Pounder, we're talking about the very popular McRib. The sandwich debuted back in 1981 in Kansas City but was discontinued in 1985. After that, it made sporadic reappearances on the menu and McRib lovers everywhere came out of the woodwork to sell locations out of the sandwich when it did become available.

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The sandwich consists of a pork patty, a homestyle bun, McRib sauce, pickles, and onions. Of course, any McRib connoisseur will tell you that if you're going to be dining on this delicious delicacy, you will certainly need extra napkins.

According to Mcdonald's, this will be it for the beloved McRib. The fast food giant is calling this the "Farewell Tour" which either means that the McRib is really going away for good, or it's a brilliant marketing ruse by Ronald McDonald.

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Either way, if you are a fellow McRib lover, I certainly wouldn't risk it.

So when can you go and fight the crowds for your last taste of this culinary classic? According to McDonald's official Twitter account, they will be available starting October 31st. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, there are just over 40 McDonald's locations here in Montana, so plan accordingly.

This, of course, isn't the first time that a fan favorite has gone away. A few years back Taco Bell decided to get rid of the wildly popular Mexican Pizza. After the initial shock and mourning period, folks demanded that they bring it back. Taco Bell gave in and brought it back for a limited time a few months ago and they sold out everywhere.

Now, it's a permanent menu item.

Will we see the same thing with the McRib? I suppose we will have to wait and see, but one thing is for sure; you can bet there will be lines all across Montana come Halloween.

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