Kansas gets McRib back early

Kansas really, really loves the McRib — that here-today-gone-tomorrow McDonald’s sandwich that is much of a pop culture phenomenon as it is lunch.

The McRib — a┬ápork patty topped with slivered onions, dill pickles and barbecue sauce on a toasted bun — won’t return to most McDonald’s menus across the country until mid-December. But because customers in Kansas love the sandwich so much, a local representative told me, we got it early.

They reappeared last week and will stick around until the end of January.