The company also released a special poster celebrating its array of dipping sauces.
Antsy punters chanted "We want sauce, we want sauce" a various outlets of the fast food chain as the situation threatened to get out of hand. An angry crowd in Newark, NJ, held up protest signs, per the Guardian.
Eventually, McDonald's released a statement saying they will make more sauce and distribute it to more locations.
Some of the vitriol was in-person, as fans caused traffic build-ups and police were involved in at least one incident, but much more of it was directed at McDonald's Twitter account, which is run by real people.
McDonald's, apparently, didn't deliver enough of the sauce packets to satisfy dedicated "Rick and Morty" fans, who lined up nationally under the Golden Arches for their golden opportunity at the fabled sauce. USA Today reports that people who lined up for hours got angry after the supplies ran out almost instantly in many locations. Thankfully, it doesn't look like you'll need a portal gun and a different dimension to get your wish of bathing in a bathtub of that brown gloop, but you know what they say, never stand between someone and their Szechuan. "We're bringing more - a lot more".
The nuggets and sauce were both available wherever the merch booth was, and no doubt fans had something to talk about the next morning. Yes, really, the more zealous members of the Rick and Morty fanbase are actually devolving. Motherboard reported that single packets of the sauce (which are 1 oz.) sold for more than $250 on eBay.