While most people go to fast food restaurants to eat the food they’ve loved for years, many chains will still try and introduce new items hoping to get folks to spend more, or maybe attract new customers. Unfortunately, not every menu addition has worked over the years. Some, in fact, have been huge failures.
Well, Business Insider has just come out with a list of the biggest fast food menu flops of all time. You may be surprised anyone thought they’d work in the first place.
- McDonald’s Hula Burger – Introduced in 1960, the pineapple-and-cheese "burger" was created to compete with Filet-o-Fish, and give Catholics something to eat other than meat on Friday.
- McDonald’s McDLT – It was basically a burger with the lettuce and tomato in a separate Styrofoam container for “maximum freshness.” Environmental activists weren’t down with the extra packaging and it was off the menu by 1991.
- McDonald’s Arch Deluxe – One of McDonald’s most expensive failures, the burger with Arch sauce, a mustard-mayo combination, was discontinued in the late 90s.
- McDonald’s McSpaghetti – The burger company tried to add spaghetti to the menu in the 70s but it's no longer available in the U.S., although you can still get it in the Philippines.
- Taco Bell Waffle Taco – Introduced in 2013, these were basically eggs and sausage inside a waffle, although they didn’t last.
- Taco Bell Seafood Salad - Launched in the 1980s as an answer to the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, customers did not like the shrimp, whitefish, and snow crab mix.
- Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich – Introduced in 2005, the breakfast sandwich was discontinued over health concerns, thanks to its 330 milligrams of cholesterol and 1,940 milligrams of sodium.
- Burger King Satisfries – Burger King tried to introduce an alternative to their fattening fries, but failed, and they were discontinued in 2014.
- Wendy’s Frescata – A deli sandwich that only lasted a year because of bad sales.
- Dominos Oreo Dessert Pizza – Introduced in 2007, this sweet pizza was quickly pulled because it was well, too sweet.
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