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Old 02-01-2017, 05:53 PM
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What discontinued fast food item would you bring back?

You have the power to persuade a restaurant chain to bring back a discontinued item and have it on their menu again. What do you choose?

I miss Wendy's breadsticks, so soft and buttery.

Also now that I ate so much fast food I am on Weight Watcher's, I'd like to see what the McLean Deluxe tasted like.

And it's not a menu item, but McDonald's fries cooked in beef tallow again would be heavenly.

What do you guys miss?

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Old 02-01-2017, 06:06 PM
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Wendys Taco Salad. I ordered it a couple times a month for many years.

They discontinued it a couple years ago. That was the only thing I routinely ordered from Wendys. I almost never stop there anymore.

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Old 02-01-2017, 06:25 PM
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McDonalds had a burger snack wrap. They still have chicken ones, but I liked the burger version. Many fewer calories than a real burger, but it hit the same craving spot as a burger.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:26 PM
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I loved the McDonald's cheddar melt when I was a kid in the 80s. I'm sure there's no possible way it could live up to my memories of it, but it was always a special treat for me. Also, the much more recent jalapeno McDouble, but I'm pretty sure I can get that if I convince someone to make the Jalapeno McChicken currently offered with hamburger patties instead of chicken.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:29 PM
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Wendy's focaccia sandwiches. Like with turkey and stuff. Yummmm.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:33 PM
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The McDonald’s Arch Deluxe, fried apple pies and fries in beef fat. Wouldn't bother bringing back the McDLT.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:38 PM
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Wendy's broccoli and cheese potatoes. (They still have sour cream and chives.)

McDonald's Big Mac Snack Wrap.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:44 PM
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Apparently, onion nuggets used to a thing at McDonald's. I love onions, so I would also be up for bringing that back just to see what the heck these things were like.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:58 PM
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The McDonald’s Arch Deluxe, fried apple pies and fries in beef fat. Wouldn't bother bringing back the McDLT.
I understand that the Styrofoam was a deal breaker, but I liked how the burger was split. When they had them, I was a kid & it was just "eat it fast & throw it out fast" food.

Today, I could see taking a McDLT type split burger home... maybe in a waxed cardboard 2 layered shell container.
Then at home, I'd rummage through in the fridge and seeing how I could Dagwood that top half before putting the burger together, pinning it together with a toothpick, and microwaving it for 45 seconds to melt the cheese.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:22 PM
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Enchirito!

I hear rumors its on "the secret menu", but haven't ever tried to order one.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:26 PM
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Wendy's chicken caesar pita wraps. I loved those things.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:35 PM
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McDonalds had a burger snack wrap. They still have chicken ones, but I liked the burger version. Many fewer calories than a real burger, but it hit the same craving spot as a burger.
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McDonald's Big Mac Snack Wrap.
Yes, that's it!
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:39 PM
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Yeah, I liked the Big Mac Snack Wrap more than the Big Mac itself, really. (That third bun simply doesn't do anything for me.)

Something else I miss: Burger King used to give out free popcorn with your purchase.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:44 PM
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KFC's original Chicken Littles - which were basically a chicken slider. They left 20-ish years ago and made a comeback circa 2012, but they aren't the same. My husband called them 'chicken cookies.' We have 'turkey cookies' at home after Thanksgiving in their memory ...

(I'd also love to have an Arthur Treacher's outlet here, but they're almost extinct. I was pleased to find out that the one I used to visit in high school and college back in the late '70s and early '80s on Rockside Road in Ohio is still there!!)

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Old 02-01-2017, 08:08 PM
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Hardee's had fried chicken back in the late 80's-early 90's, and it was GOOD!I wish they still had it.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:10 PM
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I don't know if pizza is usually fast food but I wish they'd bring back Little Caesar's pretzel crust pizza. I never liked the cheese sauce so I'd get it with the regular sauce. It was like the pizza hot pretzels they sold at the mall back in the day.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:15 PM
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the chilito/chili-cheese burrito from Toxic Hell. crap, but a guilty pleasure.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:30 PM
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About 15 years ago, Taco Bell had these yummy, savory, greasy little potato coin thingies called Mexi-Nuggets. They were amazing. Mr. Helena would say Wendy's apple dumplings. I believe they had them in the midwest years ago.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:43 PM
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About 15 years ago, Taco Bell had these yummy, savory, greasy little potato coin thingies called Mexi-Nuggets.
No, the Bell Burger. I dream of those at night.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:44 PM
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The original Jack in the Box Chicken Supreme.

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:43 PM
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I miss when McDonalds used to offer actual honey for their McNuggets.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:51 PM
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McDonald's cheese danishes, and of course the Arch Deluxe. Those were good hamburger buns.

I would also nominate those melt-in-your-mouth brownies that Burger King had for a while. MMMMMMMM!

ETA: I would also have McDonald's go back to the old formulation of their shakes, the kind that was kind of grainy. The new texture isn't the same, especially for the Shamrock Shakes, which I loved.

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Old 02-01-2017, 10:21 PM
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Hardee's had fried chicken back in the late 80's-early 90's, and it was GOOD!I wish they still had it.
I remember Hardee's and couple other fast food outlets in the early '90s having a fried chicken war, offering large pieces and low prices. That was the first time I ever purchased anything from a Hardee's outlet. My husband used to love their peach milkshakes, made with actual peach pieces, which were only available seasonally. Don't know if they have those anymore - they used to advertise them on TV and radio when they were available and I haven't seen/heard an ad in ages.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:27 PM
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(I'd also love to have an Arthur Treacher's outlet here, but they're almost extinct. I was pleased to find out that the one I used to visit in high school and college back in the late '70s and early '80s on Rockside Road in Ohio is still there!!)
Arthur Treacher's is not quite dead yet---ran into one on a 95S rest stop in NJ.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:13 PM
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Arby's onion petals
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:28 AM
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Wendys Taco Salad. I ordered it a couple times a month for many years.

They discontinued it a couple years ago. That was the only thing I routinely ordered from Wendys. I almost never stop there anymore.
You're in luck. Wendys Taco Salad has been back for months.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:25 AM
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I'm really torn between gruel and mush.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:09 AM
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I miss when McDonalds used to offer actual honey for their McNuggets.
Come to Canada and get all the honey you want for your nuggets!

Myself, I'd bring back the McDLT but would put the cheese on the hot side so it melted. Stupid not melted cheese.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:43 AM
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:10 AM
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Ditto on Wendy's broccoli & cheese potatoes (I think they are available in some regions, just not here). But the one I really, really miss is Wendy's Chipotle Caesar salad. That salad was responsible for me losing 65 lbs on Atkins and it's absence is the reason I haven't been able to go back to that diet. I've tried copying that dressing but I just can't get the same flavor.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:17 AM
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I miss when McDonalds used to offer actual honey for their McNuggets.
"Honey sauce". Ugh.

Our local McD's has real honey again, thankfully.


The thing I miss is not an item, but a style- I miss the "V" cut at Subway. Now when they make a sandwich, all of the meat ends up in the fold of he bread, and the toppings are spilling out of the side. The V-cut made for a nice, even sandwich, and is how I make them at home.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:37 AM
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The original Burger King Chicken Strips.



These weren't "chicken tenders", such as they and MacDonald's serve now, but seemed to be actual pieces of sliced chicken meat (probably breast) battered and fried. If you pulled one apart you could see the tissue fibers in them, unlike the "flaked and formed" nature of "chicken nuggets".

And don't even bring up their loathsome "Chicken Fries"


Apparentkly lots of other people miss BK Chicken Tenders:

https://www.facebook.com/Bringbacktenders
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:00 AM
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"Honey sauce". Ugh.

Our local McD's has real honey again, thankfully.


The thing I miss is not an item, but a style- I miss the "V" cut at Subway. Now when they make a sandwich, all of the meat ends up in the fold of he bread, and the toppings are spilling out of the side. The V-cut made for a nice, even sandwich, and is how I make them at home.
When did they stop doing that? I haven't eaten at Subway in probably ten years but that was one thing I thought they got right. Any idea why they would discontinue the practice?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:27 AM
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Wendy's chicken caesar pita wraps. I loved those things.
That's my contribution as well. Why the hell did they take it off the menu?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:35 AM
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The Jack Steak sandwich from Jack In The Box which I long for even after 40+ years of it being gone
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:41 AM
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McDonald's chicken biscuit. That chicken and that biscuit are hands down the best things that McDonald's had ever sold.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:58 AM
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McDonalds used to have these little chicken fajita wraps and you could get salsa and sour cream for them. I LOVED those things. I'd get two of them and an order of fries. I don't think they've been around since I was in high school. I never was much of a burger person at McDs, so those were a great option.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:09 AM
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Apparently, onion nuggets used to a thing at McDonald's. I love onions, so I would also be up for bringing that back just to see what the heck these things were like.
Next time you're up north, check the SuperOnionChips from Superdawg. They're the teardrop-shaped heart of the onion, battered & fried. The Superveggies are very good, too. That's a mix of fried veggies like zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and (especially good), a corn fritter.

www.superdawg.com/printable_menu.cfm
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:11 AM
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Roy Rogers, circa 1990, had a roast chicken dinner that was (by the standards of fast food joints) phenomenal! It had baked potato and a biscuit, and some other vegetable I'm not remembering. IIRC, they were in the process of acquiring Kenny Rogers Chicken and shutting them all down or something? I forget the details, but it was tasty stuff while it lasted.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:24 AM
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McDonalds used to have these little chicken fajita wraps and you could get salsa and sour cream for them. I LOVED those things. I'd get two of them and an order of fries. I don't think they've been around since I was in high school. I never was much of a burger person at McDs, so those were a great option.
I ADORED THOSE. They were SO delicious, hardly anything to them, a few strands of marinated chicken, a bit of lettuce,cheese and possibly tomato. One wasn't quite enough, two were a bit too much. I've never had any chicken fajita wraps so tasty since. I've tried making my own, no dice. Miss them so much.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:24 AM
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Next time you're up north, check the SuperOnionChips from Superdawg. They're the teardrop-shaped heart of the onion, battered & fried. The Superveggies are very good, too. That's a mix of fried veggies like zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and (especially good), a corn fritter.

www.superdawg.com/printable_menu.cfm
Huh. You know, I've been to Superdawg, of course, but I've never noticed the onion chips on the menu. How 'bout that?
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:29 AM
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The original Burger King Chicken Strips.
I remember those from 91 or so, those were pretty good.

Taco Bell had some kind of monstrous steak burrito where it had crunchy potato in it. I don't remember what it was called but it was so very good.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:34 AM
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Not fast food, but still snack food: Lays's WOW! (aka "Light") chips. Never had any of the symptoms alleged to be caused by Olestra.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:35 AM
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I miss when McDonalds used to offer actual honey for their McNuggets.
Yes!
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:48 AM
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The Burger King Rodeo Burger.

There are (mostly convoluted) ways of creating it yourself, but I miss those little guys. They were fantastic.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:21 AM
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Roy Rogers, circa 1990, had a roast chicken dinner that was (by the standards of fast food joints) phenomenal! It had baked potato and a biscuit, and some other vegetable I'm not remembering. IIRC, they were in the process of acquiring Kenny Rogers Chicken and shutting them all down or something? I forget the details, but it was tasty stuff while it lasted.

Seconded!

Slightly off topic but I would like to bring back the entire Carrol's chain. Not the current Burger King off-shoot but the original from the 70s. There was just something about their food that I always liked better.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:45 AM
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The Burger King Rodeo Burger.

There are (mostly convoluted) ways of creating it yourself, but I miss those little guys. They were fantastic.
Those, as well as Rodeo cheeseburgers, are still available at our local Burger Kings...
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:46 AM
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I loved the Arby-Q - kinda like a manwich from arby's roast beef. Loved 'em...
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:55 AM
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I don't know if my adult self would like them or not, but as a kid, my parents would occasionally take me to a McDonald's in the small mill town of Bucksport, Maine, which was the only McDonald's around that served pizza.

So, with my memory clouded by nostalgia, I'm going to say McPizza should return to us.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:58 AM
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I loved the milkshakes from Rax Roast Beef. I know that Rax is practically extinct these days but back in the 1980's they were the first fast food restaurant to put whip cream and toppings on their shakes. They were great!

Oh, and as an aside, for those of you feeling nostalgic about McDonalds check out the movie The Founder. Not only os Keaton great as Ray Kroc, but it's pretty cool seeing the old Golden Arches stores, logos, wrappers, etc...
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