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The fast food company announced Thursday that the barbecue sandwich will be available in over 10,000 restaurants as soon as Monday. But, McDonald's said, the menu item will only be around for a limited time.

That's by design. Seasonal items are an important marketing tool for the food industry, according to Alexander Chernev, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Limited releases almost give consumers a Pavlovian response. For example, when the weather turns colder, Starbucks customers habitually get excited about Pumpkin Spice Lattes. In November, customers come in to check out the new holiday cups.

"When you have these exclusive products, which exist for a short period of time, it gives people a reason to come to the store," Chernev explained.
It's not just Starbucks (SBUX)and McDonald's (MCD) that come out with seasonal specials: Dunkin (DNKN)' announced a whole slew of pumpkin-flavored treats in August. As the holiday season gets into full swing, we'll be sure to see Coca-Cola's (KO) Christmas trucks, turkey sandwiches from Subway and more. In the spring, it'll be Girl Scout cookie time.

For fast food chains in particular, which rely on familiarity, holilday items can offer consumers some variety.

"You need consistency because that's the brand mantra," said Chernev. "But no matter how much you like something, consuming something different ... increases the enjoyment of what you consumed before."

Chernev says it's a neat marketing ploy: Although a specialty item may be exciting on its own, it can also remind consumers how much they like the basics.
Seasonal offerings can also give brands a chance to test a new product. When Starbucks announced the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte two years ago, it also unveiled the Teavana Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte.
And Chernev pointed out that seasonal menu items mean brands have something new to talk about every quarter.

Starbucks has said that's part of the rationale behind its seasonal drinks
"We strive to provide our customers with unique, seasonal offerings to celebrate each season, and customer response has been extremely positive to that," a company spokesman said two years ago.

There are some basic supply-and-demand economics behind limited-time releases too: Scarcity can build hype.

"It's a way to create excitement for the menu," said R.J. Hottovy, a consumer strategist for Morningstar.
Items that might be popular for a few months probably wouldn't generate enough year-round demand.

When the McRib debuted in 1981, it was a dud. McDonald's pulled it from its menu four years later. Though it never achieved nationwide success, there were parts of the country where the McRib generated a solid enough fan base to bring it back every now and then.

Hottovy explained that sales typically rise for a short time when companies unveil seasonal items. But after a few weeks, that demand drops off after the core fans of the limited time product are satisfied.

So enjoy your McRib sandwiches while they last. And let's be honest, you probably wouldn't want one in April.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #2
Shhon  1409 heat pts1409
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
lucifershammer  29 heat pts29
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Cheap pork is a fall ritual

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 2 weeks ago '04        #4
mikielee213  53 heat pts53
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Ur title made me laugh way too hard Lmao
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 2 weeks ago '16        #5
IGotIt  1 heat pts1
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 2 weeks ago '15        #6
thirssty58  6 heat pts6
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I must be the only dude feeling the mighty wing this is trash
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 2 weeks ago '16        #7
101010  11 heat pts11
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sh*ts McWack


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 2 weeks ago '05        #8
PhrozenMenace  1 heat pts1
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Mcgarbage...that sh*t is terrible

 2 weeks ago '19        #9
unit321  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I could front and pretend it's garbage that I would never eat.
But, I love the mix of processed pork with a good BBQ sauce and raw onions.
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 2 weeks ago '11        #10
Anti  11 heat pts11
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I remember a bx member said when he ordered a McRib the employeeS came to the window to see who was offered that nasty sh*t
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 2 weeks ago '19        #11
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 thirssty58 said
I must be the only dude feeling the mighty wing this is trash
Nah I'm right there w/ you, them sh*ts were crispy as hell, had some kick to em, and cheap as fu*k compared to the BBQ sh*ts they sell now. I was in the rain singing like Usher the day they took em off the menu smh
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 2 weeks ago '04        #12
marcchrome  65 heat pts65
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Stopped falling for that sh*t years ago..... they only put this sh*t out once in a blue moon.. which is a mystery with in it self but anywayz.. that pig a*s/meat byproduct goes down good stacked with some mickie d fries. taste amazing going in..... but I gurantee that you will take the sh*t of a life time a half hour after eating that nasty sh*t.





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 2 weeks ago '04        #13
marcchrome  65 heat pts65
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 unit321 said
I could front and pretend it's garbage that I would never eat.
But, I love the mix of processed pork with a good BBQ sauce and raw onions.


That's how they get you......lol!!!



















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 2 weeks ago '16        #14
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They literally served this for school lunch. Im surprised at all the hype it got. But then again people still eat at mcdonalds and blow chic’fila.


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 2 weeks ago '18        #15
OPBADAZZ337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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If u eat this, u might as well eat a*s.

 2 weeks ago '15        #16
PolygonMafia  4 heat pts4
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I remember being all pumped in like 08’ when they released it again. sh*t was trash. Like even the cafeteria rip-off’s I’d had at school were better than this boneless rib abomination

 2 weeks ago '07        #17
kakish  10 heat pts10
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 OPBADAZZ337 said
If u eat this, u might as well eat a*s.
I eat a*s I but I don’t eat this
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 2 weeks ago '18        #18
OPBADAZZ337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 kakish said
I eat a*s I but I don’t eat this
Me too. But mfs quick to say eating a*s is nasty, as if eating this crap is better.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #19
adub123  1 heat pts1
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Last I heard Calvin got that on lock and we gots to go through him
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 2 weeks ago '04        #20
Aesop730  15 heat pts15
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 unit321 said
I could front and pretend it's garbage that I would never eat.
But, I love the mix of processed pork with a good BBQ sauce and raw onions.
Don't forget the pickle.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #21
Sub Crazy  15 heat pts15
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I remember being hyped to try this only to question my sanity.

 2 weeks ago '13        #22
EZ Green  46 heat pts46
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 kakish said
I eat a*s I but I don’t eat this
Lol

 2 weeks ago '04        #23
NaMeLeSs-  87 heat pts87
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Reminds me of something I had in school but a little better
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 2 weeks ago '13        #24
NoYouWantFindMe  1 heat pts1
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Get that swine outta my face you jive turkey

 2 weeks ago '16        #25
kuul  30 heat pts30
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Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow



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