I was still working at a fast food restaurant when the first riblet sandwich was introduced. I thought it was pretty good, but it wasn't going to fool anyone who knew what real barbecue tasted like. Those sandwiches sold well for a while, then disappeared from the menu. I didn't realize what a cult following those bbq riblets had until I saw a huge line when the restaurant finally brought the sandwich back.
Every once in a while, I'll go to the grocery store and buy a package of frozen riblets in barbecue sauce. They are surprisingly affordable, and will definitely feed a large family.