Indiana Celebrates Return Of McRib Sandwich, Pork Producer – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
TIPTON, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana agriculture leaders celebrated McDonald’s McRib and the income it brings to Hoosier pig farmers Thursday.
In 2018, the McDonald’s system purchased more than $ 34 million worth of products from Indiana farmers, including 4.5 million pounds of pork, according to a press release from the Indiana restaurant and Department of Agriculture.
Suzanne Crouch, governor of Indiana, and Bruce Kettler, state director of agriculture, joined McDonald’s Indiana franchisees Rich Koopmann and Paul Jedele to celebrate the occasional sandwich on Thursday. The McRib made its national debut at McDonald’s in 1982 and is now available for a limited time at participating restaurants.
Celebrating McRib and McDonald’s Commitment to Agriculture in Indiana.
Indiana is home to more than 4.2 million pigs and 3,000 pig breeders.
Video provided by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and McDoanld’s
“McRib is something our customers look forward to every year, and we’re excited to have fun again for the fans, and we’re also excited to celebrate the great work of the Indiana Family of Farmers.”
McDonald’s owner / operator Paul Jedele
“It is a very proud moment for Indiana to be on the supplier list for a major global brand like McDonald’s. McDonald’s is the gold standard we want to meet, and we thank McDonald’s for your investment in our great state and for helping us raise awareness of the Indiana Family of Farmers. “
Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch
“Agriculture is fundamental to the economy of our state. I’m proud to share that the McDonald’s system purchased $ 34 million in raw produce from the state of Indiana. We value our continuing relationship between McDonald’s and our raw material suppliers – and we hope that it will continue to do so. “
Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture