In response, the fast-food titan sent the Cartoon Network creator/voice actor an industrial-size bottle.
Following all these hubbub, the fast-food chain announced that they were planning to bring back the super limited stock only on Saturday and that too at selected locations.
Dan Harmon, co-creator of "Rick and Morty" was also displeased at the gesture since McDonald's never officially tied the promotion to the series despite taking advantage of how it popularized the extinct sauce.
As claimed by several reports, the quantity of the sauce was insanely limited which resulted in stores running out of stock in a minute.
According to Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee, "There were some stores that just had 20 packets". Soon, #RickAndMorty and #SzechuanSauce were trending on Twitter.
If the lone McDonald's in your city was hosting the giveaway but didn't have Szechuan sauce, there was no way a casual look at the site would give reason for pause.
After fans of the breakout Adult Swim hit show "Rick and Morty" flocked to McDonald's locations across the nation to get ahold of the Szechuan sauce discussed in the series, one diehard fan traded his vehicle for a single packet of the sauce. And instead of being one-day-only and limited to select restaurants, we're bringing more - a lot more - so that any fan who's willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan Sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald's. On eBay, packets of the sauce are going for hundreds of dollars, but he probably paid the highest price as a good condition Golf can probably fetch around $2,000 even without a clean title. And a third outlet's shift manager came to the drive-thru window to apologize profusely - clearly this wasn't her first "Rick and Morty"-related apology of the day".
The show's main character, a mad scientist named Rick describes the sauce as being delicious during season three's premiere episode.