Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fast Food Menu Item Fails Throughout Time

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Posted : December 2014
Author : Charlene

Here’s the funny thing about fast food. We are always being introduced to new menu items, and then suddenly they are no longer available for order. Where do they go? To the land of big fail! Go through the list of long forgotten menu items below…..oh the memories….

Wendy’s Frescata sandwiches
The Frescata was released in 2005 and was intended as competition for Subway. The sandwiches failed because they took longer to prepare than burgers.

Burger King’s Enormous Omelette Sandwich
Burger King’s enormous omelette sandwich was released in 2005 and included an egg omelette, sausage, and cheese on a big sesame seed bun. The sandwich was too big for customers and was discontinued.

McDonald’s tried offering Italian food. In addition to the McSpaghetti, there was lasagna and fettuccine alfredo. The items failed in the U.S. but are still available in some international markets.

McDonald’s Hula Burger
The Hula Burger replaced a meat patty with a grilled pineapple slice. It was meant for Catholics who didn’t eat meat on Fridays. But the Filet-o-Fish was much more popular, and the Hula burger died.

Pizza & McPizza
McDonald’s developed new pizza items in the late 1980s but the items took longer to make than the staple items. Consumers would also rather go to McDonald’s for burgers and fries.

The McAfrika had beef, cheese, and tomatoes on a pita sandwich. The sandwich caused a spate of negative publicity in 2002 after it was released during famines in southern Africa. McDonald’s apologized and pulled the item.

Jack In The Box Frings
Frings were a combination of onion rings and fries for the indecisive customer. They were released in the 1970s, but discontinued slightly after.

Big N’ Tasty
The Big N’ Tasty was meant to kill Burger King’s Whopper. McDonald’s killed the item after expanding its Angus burger line.

Pizza Hut’s Priazzo
The Priazzo was introduced in the 1980s and was similar to a deep-dish Chicago pizza. But it took too long to prepare, and was discontinued.

The McHotDog was just a basic hot dog. But consumers preferred ordering burgers, and the item was pulled.

McDonald’s Arch Deluxe
McDonald’s spent $100 million marketing the Arch Deluxe in 1996. It contained peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, ketchup and secret sauce, but failed massively.

McLean Deluxe
The McLean burger was introduced in 1991 and advertised as 91% fat-free. McDonald’s replaced fat with seaweed and water. Customers didn’t like the taste.

Sonic’s Pickle O’s
Sonic introduced fried pickle bites in 2004. Unfortunately, they were unpopular with customers and were discontinued later.

Burger King’s Burger Buddies
The Burger Buddies were sliders that came in a carton akin to White Castle. The small patties were rumored to slip through the fast food chain’s famous broilers, leading to their demise.

Friendly’s Grilled Cheese Burger Melt
The Friendly’s grilled cheese burger melt featured a burger patty sandwiched between two entire grilled cheese sandwiches. It had 1,500 calories. The item was pulled after a brief stint in 2010.

The McDLT was introduced in the 1980s. The burger came in a styrofoam container that kept the lettuce and tomato separate so the veggies stayed cool. The item was popular but then was squashed by environmental concerns about the packaging.

Taco Bell’s Bell Beefer
The Bell Beefer was essentially a sloppy joe made from Taco Meat. Customers complained that it fell apart, and Taco Bell eliminated it in the 1980s.

McDonalds McLobster

Some appetizing…some not….RIP fried and baked ones….

~Blog Admin~


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