After "Rick and Morty" Season 3 debuted its first episode on April Fool's Day with reference to Mcdonald's Szechuan sauce, many urged McDonald's to bring back the sauce. Because of the popularity of the sauce, an online eBay seller just bagged a good amount of money after selling it.

Seller mavercmedi_O posted the item on eBay on April 4 with a starting price of $10. According to him, he bought an old car, and while cleaning, he spotted a packet of the sauce. He recalled that the sauce was recently mentioned in the sci-fi comedy animation, "Rick and Morty." With that, he checked online if it is worth anything and it was.

He then posted the Szechuan sauce which comes with a packet of wasabi. The seller also said that he hopes that somebody who wants to eat some 20-year-old sauce could get it. He added that he prefers not to sell it to a collector. The bidding ended on April 11, and the sauce was sold for $14,700 after 187 bids.

How the sauce became popular

The seller should be thankful that Rick mentioned the sauce in its April 1 episode titled "The Rickshank Redemption." Rick said that his one of his missions for the next nine seasons is to bring back the limited edition McDonald's Szechuan sauce.

This sauce is Mulan-themed since it was made available in 1998 as a part of a tie-in with Disney's Mulan. Since it is limited edition, it didn't last for long and is no longer available.

But after mentioning the sauce in the show, many fans suddenly remembered how delicious it is and even urged the company to sell the sauce again.

Online petition for McDonald's

Since the cause became so popular again, the official Twitter account of "Rick and Morty" asked McDonald's saying, "@McDonald's you wanna get in on this?

Call me." With that, the popular food chain's official account responded with a line from the show, "@RickandMorty McNugga Lubba Dub Dub."

But fans are not yet contended with the reply. McD Truth tagged the corporate chef at McDonald's saying that they need one of the chefs to take the recipe off the shelf. The user added that if it is possible to do a giveaway of Big Mac sauce bottles, then it is also possible to bring back the sauce.

Fans got a ray of hope when chef Mike Haracz responded with "I'll see what I can do." But then, weeks has passed, and the sauce is not back in McDo yet. With that, a fan started an online petition urging the company to bring back the Szechuan sauce since it is the best sauce known to man. The petition added that it would be a tragedy if the sauce isn't back.

As of now, the petition has over 33,000 signatures. But there is no news yet from McDonald's if they will indeed sell the sauce again. If they did, the buyer of the sauce and wasabi packets from eBay would no doubt regret paying $14,700 for the sauce while the rest of the fans will rejoice.