McDonald’s employee sells customers 26 frozen McRibs for $27

A TikToker and McRib mega-fan has gone viral after claiming he managed to convince a McDonald’s outlet to sell him 26 frozen McRib sandwiches.

In a video with over 925,000 views, TikTok user Don shows six regular McRib sandwiches that he says he paid $28.39 for.

He then pans over to reveal all the required parts of a McRib, minus the pickles and onions. There are 24 buns, a large bag of gravy (with extra gravy packets), and 26 pieces of frozen McRib.

To buy these ingredients, Don says he made a deal with the manager. He claims he only paid $26.47 for everything.

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In the comments, many users questioned whether the manager has the authority to sell the items in this way.

“You bring that manager mcfired,” wrote one user.

Other users speculated that it was illegal for the manager to sell Don the frozen ingredients. While it’s unclear if this is truly illegal, many users on Reddit say it’s against company policy, although some know it happens nonetheless.

It is uncertain what happened after this video went viral.

In some comments, Don seems to imply that his family owns a McDonald’s franchise, allowing him to carry out this action without getting himself or the manager in trouble.

One user then claimed he was the manager who sold him the ingredients and was fired for doing so. In response, Don wrote, “You’re not the one who sold them to me,” before posting a reply stating that she was in fact the person who sold him the McRibs.

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In this video, Don claims that “trolls on the internet” reported his video to the company, prompting them to investigate the situation, or that their boss somehow found out about the sale from the video. Regardless of how it happened, the video was discovered and the manager was fired, according to Don.

Don was upset with the viewers’ obvious actions.

“Why would anyone want to fire someone at Christmas time?” he asks the trolls. “I do not understand. [Do you] Do you really have that much hate in your heart?”

Luckily, Don claims the manager has since gotten another job and plans to visit her and recompense her “very well for her trouble.”

The commentators supported both Don and the manager.

“Wow! That’s a shame. So glad she was able to get another job,” said one user.

“This sucks. People are garbage. They have nothing better to do than ruin their lives? About what? Selling a product? God people suck,” said a second.

We contacted McDonald’s via email and Don via TikTok comment.


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*Initial publication: December 23, 2022 at 9:56 am CST

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