(ABC4) – In 2012, McRib left the full-time menu at McDonald’s, to the dismay of many. Now, the sandwich makes annual appearances on the menu.

If you have been missing the McRib, fret no more – it’s coming back.

In a Thursday morning Twitter post, McDonald’s announced the McRib will be available again on November 1.

“The McRib has been a beloved menu item at McDonald’s since its inception nearly 40 years ago,” Vice President of Menu Innovation Linda VanGosen said in a 2020 release when the sandwich made its limited reappearance. “We’re proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy.”

As part of celebrating the sandwich’s 40th anniversary, McDonald’s is also offering limited-edition digital collectibles featuring the McRib. This is the first NFT the chain has ever created.

“For those new to the world of NFTs (like us), they are non-fungible tokens – unique pieces of virtual art that can’t be duplicated. Our McRib NFTs are digital versions of the fan-favorite sandwich – almost as saucy as the McRib itself– and we’re giving them away to a few lucky fans on Twitter beginning Nov. 1,” McDonald’s explains.

To enter for a chance to win an NFT, McDonald’s says you need to follow them on Twitter and retweet the Sweepstakes Invitation tweet between now and Sunday, Nov. 7. By Friday, Nov. 12, McDonald’s will select 10 fans to receive the exclusive McRib NFT.

 The sandwich debuted on menus in 1982. It features boneless pork topped with barbecue sauce, onions, and pickles. In 2019, McDonald’s sold the sandwich at 10,000 of its 14,000 restaurants in the U.S.

The McRib will only be available for a limited time starting on Nov. 1 at participating McDonald’s restaurants.