'The McRib is back!'

It's a saying that has been a part of pop culture ever since McDonald's put it in print to promote one of the most popular "limited-time-only" menu items of all time.

But has it really been gone for eight years?

McDonald's made the announcement back at the end of October that the barbecue sandwich known as the McRib would be returning nationwide for the first time since 2012.

The key word here is "nationwide" as the McRib has been available at select restaurants more recently than in 2012. There is even a McRib locator website for the most dedicated McRib enthusiasts to track down the sandwich when it surfaces at specific locations for a limited amount of time.

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The boneless pork sandwich, slathered in barbecue sauce and topped with onions and pickles on a hoagie bun made its U.S. debut back in 1982, and starting today it will be available at every McDonald's location nationwide for the first time in nearly a decade—but only for a limited time, so act fast if you want one.

Also, if you were wondering if McRib heaven existed, it does—but you'll have to travel to Germany where it's available on the menu year-round.