Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued
Oh there are so many...where do I start?
I first remember eating fast food in 1983...so that is my first point of reference.
BURGER KING: Spooners (soft serve ice cream in a dish with oreo cookie crumbs), Original Chicken Sandwiches when they were delicious then, 2 for $2.22 (two burgers and two small fries for $2.22), their chicken tenders when they weren't shaped liked kings, but were delcious little chicken tender shapes, their old french fries (I actually like those better than McDonald's) - they were so good!!!, Sunkist soft drink out of the fountain.
WENDY'S: Hot Dogs in the delicious toasted bread bun, their old recipe fries which they recently changed to the awful natural cut fries with sea salt
MCDONALD's: Old french fries - they were soo good, Chocolatey Chip Cookies and McDonaldland Cookies in the little boxes, dessert that came with the Happy Meals, better tasting chicken McNuggets, fried apple pies shaped like a long rectangle.
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN: French Fries (remember when they were actual fries not the potato wedges - the fries were out of this world), Extra Tasty Crispy chicken (the chicken breast used to be cut differently too - almost in half along the bone), All You Can Eat Buffets at many locations.
HARDEES: Their Big Roast Beef Sandwiches, their old recipe for french fries (they were kinda soft in a good way, salty, and yummy!), Frozen Yogurt Chocolate/Vanilla twist cones (so great on a hot summer day and very low in fat - tasted really like ice cream not frozen yogurt), cinnamon sugar dusted fried apple pies shaped in a long rectangle and came in a fun little box, Big Chicken Sandwich that was fried and tasted way better back then.
PIZZA HUT: Really good tasting pan pizza (for some reason now the crust tastes not as good and doesn't have that slightly crisp texture at the bottom of the crust
RESTAURANTS IN DEPARTMENT STORES: Why did they get rid of these? I remember Montgomery Wards, K-Mart, Thalhimers, etc. had their own restaurants (more like cafeterias which served up burgers, fries, sandwiches, etc., but all made-to-order). I used to love going shopping with my mom as a kid and getting a french fry and a Mr. Pibb as a snack while out and about, and the fries back then regardless of where you went (fast food or department store) tasted better for one reason - Trans Fats. Now that everyone has gone to Trans-Fat free oils french fries just really aren't the same.
One last comment - it would be very smart of the fast food chains to bring back on a rotating basis their former items. It would bring people out for a taste of nostalgia in droves!!!