In the mid 90's McDonalds went all out in trying to make itself a pure dinner destination rather than a quick service restaurant.
McPasta and McPizza were introduced and so were sides like Mashed Potatoes. Obviously it didn't work out, but let's get a thread of failed menu items on fast food restaurants or otherwise
The Taco Bell burger had a cult following if memory serves.
The Bell Beefer.
That might have been the reason they ended it, but I remember it being disgusting. And I like Wendy's.
Imagine how disgusting the average person is. Buffets are already pretty gross, but now it's fast food tier.
how can buffets even exist
it would take nothing at all to throw some cum into one of the dishes
sure, the cook could do it too, but open it up to the general public, and you've got a much greater chance of it happening
Burger King tried to make a run at Krystal and White Castle with their Burger Shots
I remember these, they were fucking terrible. It wasn't even just that they didn't quite accomplish what they aimed at, but the taste was just completely off in a way that I can't even identify. Odd.
McDonald's hula burger
It was the original idea that was up against the chicken sandwich back in the 60s, but they decided to go with the mcchicken instead.
Brought pic related back in the 90s. Terrible idea.
Stuffed crust pizza was a meme in the late 90's. Not sure this is still available.
After supersize me came out in 2004 McDonald's discontinued the supersize option.
What a time we use to live in when you could get a half gallon soda and nearly a pound of fries in one fucking sitting
the mcd pizza was very good
maybe it didnt last because they had to cook it to order and people couldnt wait the 10 minutes
as usual mcd only likes to server shit food. they always remove the good stuuf they try
anyone remember the mdlt?
I remember McDonald's marketed the shit out of the Arch Deluxe and nobody gave a fuck about it
>expressing your political agenda in a discontinued fast food thread
Baby boomers, I swear...
Stop trying to derail the thread with your bullshit boomerfag. We're talking fast food.
Pretty sure that CiCi's pwned the pizza buffet meme and never lost course
Not the Quebec fag, but Alberta.
They are ok. Expensive for what you get but it IS real lobster. Kinda like a cheap egg salad made with lobster if that makes sense. Mayo, celery. The bun is really soft too.
Worst part is KNOWING you bought lobster at McDonalds.
I'm not the one who posted it, yet you keep replying.
Are you new to 4chan? Trufax: If you ignore the trolls, then you succeed in shutting them down. But... you know... you're a fucking idiot.
Back when hotdogs were a meme, I remember the McDonalds Dog. Never had one though...
In WI, a recurring food is a Johnsonville brat with onions and pickles(?) on the menu.
Why anyone would pay five bucks plus for a brat when they're not a captive audience at a ballgame however, I do not know...
Remember the Michael Jordan burger and the michael jordan bbq sauce at mcondalds?
People always forget about this
these weren't bad
also does BK still have the spicy tendercrisp chicken sammy? that shit was really good
Did Burger King stop offering their corn dogs?
I haven't been to one in months but back in the summer, I managed to get a corn dog twice, before they started saying they were all out.
Never tried their hot dogs but the corn dogs were alright.
>as usual mcd only likes to server shit food. they always remove the good stuuf
Indeed, their chopped beefsteak sandwich was great and it's never returned.
>mfw I actually worked at one of those shit holes and didn't even notice
it's like a mcchicken but with a veggie patty
i'd actually probably buy it if they still made it
Taco Bueno has something like this. It's basically a sloppy joe with no veggies. Shit-tier, but a good drunk food. Don't know if Taco Bueno is nation-wide, though. Probably not. The only thing they do better than Taco Bell is bean burritos.
You know, some of these weren't exactly "failed", they were just limited time promotions
In any case, I'll just consider it a forgotten items thread
>also does BK still have the spicy tendercrisp chicken sammy?
Dunno, but my local place doesn't have the spicy firecracker sauce anymore. It's a damn shame, they would use it instead of mayo on the spicy dollar chicken and it was fucking great.
I'd stab somebody for those to brought back.
Pic related too, fuck you Wendy's for only having any given kind of premium fry sauce last 5 weeks
>Back when hotdogs were a meme
I don't ever remember a time when hotdogs were more popular than they are now? Every body likes a good fuckin' hot dog. Not really a meme is it? That's like saying steak is a meme. Who the fuck wouldn't eat a good steak every time they had the chance
rest in peace, Arby's philly beef toasted sub
the angus memesub will never replace you in my heart
That's why it didn't last very long. They never had it in.
If you asked them they'd do up a burger in that shit and not a chicken patty. I don't know why they just didn't offer burgers done up like that as the promotion.
just ask them you autist, its a beef burrito with sauce and cheese on top served in a baked potato container
They just cut their portion sizes in half and the prices too. So, you can still order that amount of food if you want, you just have to order double everything and it's basically the same price.
>can't even link other boards properly
>telling others to leave
Is this what it's like being new?
They had these in like 2003, 2 for $1, pretty good and cheaper than Taco Bell.
I remember reading a chapter in Fast Food Nation about these perfume/chemical manufacturers that help produce flavor concentrates to be added to different fast food items. It's the kind of stuff that makes ground beef, fries, etc. taste different at different restaraunts even if they use the same prep methods.
I had those sliders and I distinctly remember them tasting not like beef, but distinctly of that beef flavor concentrate.
>you will never again set sail on an ocean of flavor at Long John Silvers breakfast
check out the IOFI website. 106 page pdf file with a list of chemicals. Pick one and paste it into google and you see a bunch of properties
>Taste Description: green
>Odor Description: at 0.10 % in dipropylene glycol. green coffee nutty earthy
pretty cool stuff. I think it was in the same book, fast food nation, (maybe) about a chemical concoction that smelled exactly like a fresh cheeseburger. Food chemistry is pretty cool
Odor Type: caramellic
Odor Strength: high ,recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
Odor Description: sweet fruity maple caramel
Odor Description: Sweet, fruity, sweet caramel with a maple like nuance
Taste Description: Sweet, fruity, with a brown maple note
It's a chemist thing. From wikipedia
>Furan is a heterocyclic organic compound, consisting of a five-membered aromatic ring with four carbon atoms and one oxygen. The class of compounds containing such rings are also referred to as furans.
>wah mommy da librulls made it so I have to order 2 large fries!
what a fucking faggot crybaby holy shit. no one is going to stop you from gorging on fried food and sugar water, Jethro. You just might have to use those scary "numbers" to tell the nice people in the magic talking order box how much you want.
>Obviously it didn't work out,
maybe something to do with self respecting adults not wanting to say "McSpaghetti", as to avoid internalizing that they are actually eating dinner at a fast food restaurant.
In 2002 a famine in South Africa was a major international news story. Calling your shitty fast food after a nation where a famine is happening is basically too perfect to possibly defend on any moral level.
>what's wrong with feeding children with developing brains sugar water and lab colors and flavors?
Maybe if boomers didn't fuck the economy so bad with deregulation the pendulum wouldn't have smacked them in the balls so hard coming back. Now go take your diabetus meds.
Jack in the box also had a similar product
This is the worst analogy i've ever had to read
your analogy would make more sense if the sandwich was called "I did the France terror attacks" and if it was called that it would support my argument
I've looked before and again today, and I can't find a pic of it.
There used to be a frozen burrito company that offered a "chili dog burrito". Maybe it was Tina's. Seems to be lost in an 80s food vortex.
I still make them on poor weeks. I'll micro a beef and bean or chili burrito, get a good quality hot dog. Make it have intercourse with the softened hot burrito.
Once the frank is balls deep in Mexican tortilla minge, I hear for another minute and enjoy. Shredded cheese is a decent add on but it's a meal fit for a diabetes king.
Why did they have to get rid of these?... They were so fucking good...
>filling up on bun and condiments
It's like you're a fag.
This is still everywhere in the Philippines, as another anon said
It's sweet with slices of hotdogs, usually has some creamy cheese grated on top I believe. It's usually paired with a fried chicken leg
I had it a couple times while I was there over the summer
I actually love it, as shitty as it is
It had some sauce that they spent a shit ton of money developing when it reality it was basically mustard and mayo mixed. I liked the sandwich and would like for them to bring it back for a limited time just to see if it's as good as a I remember it being.
>also does BK still have the spicy tendercrisp chicken sammy? that shit was really good
Bacon Tendercrisp Cheddar Ranch. There might have been others, but the commercial for that mother fucker will forever be stuck in my head.
>tfw local taco bell no longer sells those cinnamon twist things
Wendy's pitas were sooo damn good. i remember getting them when i was like 10 or 11 and my family thought i was crazy for preferring them over burgers. RIP.
These were well liked but dropped.
The entire days supply was preped durring the breakfast rush and sold through out the day.
So by the end of lunch theu were out of some. By early dinner out of all. And it took line workers off the breakfast line at rush.
In addition they were not as profitable as the other salads.
Does anyone remember when a mcd menu was easy to read? I went to one yester day for the first time in 10 years. And was so lost i just shoutted out "#2"
They're more of a southern/midwest US franchise. I agree that their burritos are great. The hatch chile stuff wasn't too bad either, unfortunately they're only available seasonally.
not around here, every time I order it hoping they'll make it for me anyway they're like, lol wut? you want the woifejwefoijwefoijwefojiwef delux?
looks like they brought it back, they just got rid of it for that 6 months or so where I was actually considering fast food.
Almost any chicken item from Wendy's
Those homestyle chicken strips
Those boneless wings you could toss around in sauce
I worked there when these items were offered and I ate them nonstop. Never got to try the Frescata sandwiches tho. Seemed too healthy for me at the time.
KFC Tower burger with the hashbrown and chicken patty
XXL chalupa from Taco Bell
I fucking loved it, and wish they'd bring it back, even if only for a few months
BK international chicken sandwiches. French was ok. Italian was goat.
White castle and krystal actually make the effort to steam grill each burger and bun on a bed of chopped onions. The burger shots were a Frankenstein patty on a Frankenstein bun that both had to be broken away from each other to eat. There was no way to microwave these to compete with the slider restaurants. They also tasted like fake smoke and chemical flavorings. Gross.
Does anybody remember the Wendy's superbar? They used to have a $5 all you can eat salad, Italian and Mexican food bar at Wendy's. Salad is salad, the Italian was ho hum, but the Mexican bar was the shit. They were around from the mid 80's into the early to mid 90's. Wendy's also had a fried chicken spinoff restaurant called sisters chicken that blew KFC and Popeyes away.
Vito's Pizza, a chain in the Midwest does stuffed crust. They actually just started doing it like 6 months ago. Mozzarella, or jalapeno mozzarella. It's okay if getting a normal pizza, but their specialty pizzas are where they shine, and I think it would be weird on most of them.
It's fitting how the ad for this stars Jason Alexander. It does seem like something George or Kramer would develop.
Why put cheese on the cool side? Who wouldn't want the cheese to be slightly melted on the patty? Wouldn't the cool side get warm anyway since the line tables are heated?
>close my eyes
>I can imagine this is something duckman advertised because he'd do something this stupid.
I love Jason Alexander's voice.
Yes. If there's a demand for it, exploit it. If they don't get it from you, they're going to get it from SOMEWHERE. Every corner store and supermarket has 2-liters of soda for under $2.00, you're not going to "help stop obesity" by not offering them soda. You're just going to lose money because you can charge $3.00 for a nickels worth of sugar water.
I'm economically Conservative as fuck and I think sodas should be banned in schools.
Autists in this country are such mongoloid zombies that they don't stop eating even when they're obese and die, there's a point at which someone needs to step in and stop it.
>feed children highly addictive sugary foods
>these children grown up into adults who are obese, racked with metabolic disease, and are addicted to sugar
>sugar is literally more addictive than cocaine
>anyone who wants to stop children from drinking soda and sugar laden processed foods is a communist. We must allow children to makes decisions for themselves even though it has been proven that children cannot differentiate between marketing and the truth and that they have literally zero knowledge about nutrition. After all it's their bodies!!
i was just in salem visiting a few friends. I got sick from abierto's. no shit, puked all day. it was the only time me and my friend ate by ourselves and we got breakfast burritos that made us shit and puke ourselves awake. it was the perfect timeframe too, 12-16 hours later.
also salem sucks ass in general and portland was the highlight of my trip.
Screw you man. By keeping things separated, you can still achieve the maximum crunch factor for your burger. Combined with juicy meat that maintains temperature, it makes for an amazing fast food item.
$4.99 to spend the next two days in the bathroom alternating between explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting is a great deal. Even better if you have diarrhea and vomiting simultaneously, that's how you know you got a great deal.
Don't forget about the more recent guacamole burger, which died in a week
FUCK YOU WENDY'S I WILL HAVE MY REVENGE
>I miss KFC popcorn chicken. It was so perfectly crispy
It was decent, but I always felt like I got jewed every time I got it. They never filled the container and there were always a few pieces that were like 90% breading instead of chicken.
I think these are gone now.
Had on in Toronto this summer
It was fucking abysmal. was expecting it to be like a creamy lobster salad type filling, but it was like acidic and vinegary, like those awful green coleslaws. And it was like $10 A LA CARTE
the mcdlt was fucking excellent
the only problem with the mcdlt is that every following sandwich is, according to mcdonalds mcdlt advertising, a hot soggy mashup you wouldn't want to eat.
Used to go to BK every week solely for these things, they were like crack. I think they were discontinued for health reasons or something?