More Szechuan sauce coming at nearby McDonald’s in the US

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A McDonalds fast food restaurant is seen in Toronto, May 1, 2014. Reuters/Mark Blinch

McDonald's is promising more Szechuan sauce later this year. The company’s recent statement does not mention when exactly the sauce will return, but it is happening this year in the United States.

McDonald's has stated that Szechuan sauce is coming back this winter. “And instead of being one-day-only and limited to certain restaurants, we’re bringing back more, a lot more, so that any fan who’s willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald’s,” the statement reads, adding that the company will “make it right.”

In a tweet, the company will have “lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations.” Further details will be announced soon.

McDonald's was humbled by the “amazing curiosity, passion and energy” the community has shown to welcome the Szechuan sauce. The company admitted that it was "not cool" there was not enough to meet the demand. McDonald's full statement can be read below.

'Rick and Morty' and the Szechuan sauce

Earlier this month, the fast-food chain made limited amounts of its special 1998 Szechuan sauce available for fans of “Rick and Morty.” In an April 1 episode, viewers learned that Rick Sanchez's motivation in life is "finding that McNugget sauce.”

“I personally thought it was a sauce that was trying too hard in a world where with McNuggets sauce you just want something to taste like honey or like a BBQ sauce,” co-creator Dan Harmon told EW.

McDonald's brought the sauce back at select locations on October 7 as part of its promotion for a new chicken product. The company clarified that supplies would be limited.

But some fans were nonetheless frustrated with the situation, with locations either running out of the sauce or not offering it at all. One Twitter user said it was really cool of McDonald's to have a website telling people where they were giving out Szechuan sauce, only to find out they actually weren't.

McDonald’s Szechuan sauce was a limited edition condiment tied to the release of Disney’s "Mulan" in 1998. It is said to be more of a plum sauce that tasted somewhere between sweet and sour.

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