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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2010/12/29 17:19:11 (permalink)
Fried Clams at Church's?  When did they have fried clams?  I would have jumped all over that.
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/03/04 13:17:39 (permalink)
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!!!
 
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/03/04 13:50:18 (permalink)
McDonald's - Burgers fresh off the grill as opposed to stale out of the holding drawer.
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/03/06 00:50:24 (permalink)
BK's clone of Big Mac (I forgot name).
 
The Big King.
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/03/08 13:27:43 (permalink)
the original jumbo burger from culvers that was as big as a plate
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/04/17 05:26:09 (permalink)
I live in China, so I miss a lot of fast food. Within the past year, we have gotten several Burger King outlets and they are wonderful.
 
KFC is everywhere here, the annoying thing is that most of my favorite items from KFC doesn't exist here. One is buttermilk biscuits. No cole slaw, which to me does not make much sense, since Chinese like cabbage. No extra crispy chicken, beans, or macaroni and cheese.
 
McD's is not good here either. They sell the fried pies, but they are all funky ass flavors like green pea, mango, banana, etc. No apple either.
 
 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/05/29 16:39:18 (permalink)
wow, I miss a lot from jack In The Box.....cheese nachos, pizza pockets, the ORIGINAL chicken supreme, a chicken cordon bleu they had for a while, the original Supreme Crescent,
I miss Hardee's, we just got Carl's Jr here in Dallas, so I have been there once...yummm, I got a Capn' Crunch Milkshake from a CJR on a roadtrip, on our way back it was already gone, I loved it! Last got Hardee's fried chicken in Mississippi in 2000, miss that
Bob's Big Boy's Hot fudge sundae, with the little metal cup or HOT fudge to pour on the ice cream
Bueno Burgers at Taco Bueno
cold subs from Dominos
oh yeah, Jack in the box actually had a really addictive sauce on their cheeseburgers.
  
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/05/29 18:49:41 (permalink)
senor boogie woogie

I live in China, so I miss a lot of fast food. Within the past year, we have gotten several Burger King outlets and they are wonderful.

KFC is everywhere here, the annoying thing is that most of my favorite items from KFC doesn't exist here. One is buttermilk biscuits. No cole slaw, which to me does not make much sense, since Chinese like cabbage. No extra crispy chicken, beans, or macaroni and cheese.

McD's is not good here either. They sell the fried pies, but they are all funky ass flavors like green pea, mango, banana, etc. No apple either.




You had me at mango!
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/05/29 19:50:00 (permalink)
Miami Don. As a fellow south floridian  (you're about a hundred miles south of me) I'm surprised mango flavored anything would surprise you. I'm expecting mango and guava flavored potato chips any day now in the stores :)
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/05/29 21:20:06 (permalink)
at kfc: 4 bean salad
            keels (white meat on both sides of the backbone)
howard johnson's : fried clam dinner
 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/06/25 23:50:09 (permalink)
I miss many of the old things.  And seriously, if you are allergic to something check ahead of time with the restaurant.  If you're on a special diet or are a vegetatian or vegan, check ahead of time with the restaurant.  But, don't ruin it for those of us who miss our favorite fast foods.  We have to eat too, you know and you don't have to ruin it for those of us who don't require your dietary specifications, for whatever reason. 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/17 21:08:44 (permalink)
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Fried cherry pies from McDonalds

The fried cherry pies were so good, and also the fried apple ones.
 
a gas station round here had deep fried apple pies, but they changed the recipe last year now and the crust is too sugary and not crisp or flaky enough so I stopped getting them. The caramel  thingy from Taco Bell is a poor substitute as well.
 
I heard about a place in NYC that sells double fried cherry pies, but no way I will be in NYC anytime soon.
 
 
 
 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/18 17:17:30 (permalink)
The low-carb wrap at Subway.
The van-choc-straw ice cream (not soft-serve) cone at McDonald's.
The Double-R Bar Burger at Roy Rogers.
The McRib at McDonald's.
The McLean at McDonald's.
The Brazier Burger at Dairy Queen.
The Big Boy w/ Elias Brothers sauce
The Brawny Lad at Big Boy
Kewpee Burger
Saunder's Cream Puff Hot Fudge Sundae
 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/18 19:18:06 (permalink)
I was one of the 2 or 3 people who actually ordered the celery sticks at McDonald's. I happen to LIKE celery...
 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/19 14:44:33 (permalink)
right off the top of my head...i would have to say french fries..... most anyones really, back when they were fried in beef shortening, tallow, whatever you wanna call it...... that was when fries were fries and men were happy !
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/31 08:24:20 (permalink)
Hardee's Fried Chicken
Krystal Fried Chicken
Hartz’ Mesquite-Roasted Chicken
Famous Krystal Coffee (original blend)
Krystal Chocolate Shake (original formula)
Wendy's Original Hamburger Buns (yellow)
Long John Silver’s Chicken Peg Legs
Long John Silver’s Seafood Salad
Church’s Cajun Rice
Dairy Queen Banana Pudding Blizzard
Subway Seafood Salad
KFC Chicken Livers 
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/31 10:03:33 (permalink)
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The Brawny Lad at Big Boy



 
Those are still around.  I just had one a couple of weeks ago.
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/07/31 10:16:18 (permalink)
I sorta like:
1:  Captain D's fish, slaw and seasoned and coated fries
2:  Popeye's Cajun chicken
3:  Krystal Cheese
4:  KFC extra crispy thighs fresh dropped
5:  Not much else.
 
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/14 22:50:39 (permalink)
I grew up in South Florida....
 
Little Caesars: Hot ham and cheese sandwiches..the bread was made of pizza dough.
 
Taco Viva: what ever happened to them? They had a yummy burrito I would get with melted cheese over the top....had to eat with a knife and fork.
 
Burger King: Ham and cheese with lett/tomato/mayo/american cheese slice on a long roll.
 
Rax:  The best milkshakes!
 
Popeye's Spicy Chicken Sandwich: It's different now.  Used to be on a round bun with pickles, lettuce, mayo.  Craved them during my pregnancy.
 
Pizza Hut: BBQ Beef pizza
 
Sambos: too un-PC for 2011....but I used to love grilled cheese and hot dogs from there as a child....now that I think about it, it wasn't fast food.
 
And here in Watertown, none of the McDonald's have strawberry sundaes!! They looked at me like I had 2 heads when I ordered one a few years ago.  UGH
 
 
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/23 03:46:34 (permalink)
KFC - their Grecian bread
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/23 14:24:42 (permalink)
Bell Beefer at Taco Smell. And the origianal Encharitos.
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/23 15:30:15 (permalink)
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Miami Don. As a fellow south floridian  (you're about a hundred miles south of me) I'm surprised mango flavored anything would surprise you. I'm expecting mango and guava flavored potato chips any day now in the stores :)


I love mangos!  I just had a mango shake at a little roadside stand in Pinecrest, FL the other day that was pretty good.  I sampled a mango BBQ sauce the other day that was darn good.  I'm glad they don't have mango pies at Mcdonalds - I wouldn't be able to stop buying them if they were any good.
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/24 10:52:14 (permalink)
Knoel998.... Burger King: Ham and cheese with lett/tomato/mayo/american cheese slice on a long roll.
I remember the Yumbo ham and cheese sandwich, but it came on the same round roll as the Whaler fish sandwich.
 
 

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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/24 19:09:16 (permalink)
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saps

Fried cherry pies from McDonalds

The fried cherry pies were so good, and also the fried apple ones.

a gas station round here had deep fried apple pies, but they changed the recipe last year now and the crust is too sugary and not crisp or flaky enough so I stopped getting them. The caramel  thingy from Taco Bell is a poor substitute as well.

I heard about a place in NYC that sells double fried cherry pies, but no way I will be in NYC anytime soon.

 
Rally's has the fried apple pies like McD's used to be.  I just wish they had the cherry ones
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/27 10:59:16 (permalink)
Burger Chef's Big Shef.   Never did understand McDonald's Big Mac kind-of-knock-off.  After about a ten year hiatus, tried one a few months back.  About gagged on the excessive salt & pickles.  
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2011/08/27 13:39:23 (permalink)
I grew up in the 1950's & 1960's near Charleston WV eating at the original Shoneys' restaurants. 
I miss- Big Boy sandwiches, the best sauce.  AT one time they made a large 1 bun, 1 pattie Big Boy-really good.  Kingfish sandwich-the best fish sandwich ever.  Onion rings- crispy,just a little grease, thick slices of onion-onion was cooked, but still a little crisp.  Slim Jim sandwich.  Fish dinner,same fish as on the Kingfish sandwich, very good.  Hot Fudge Cake-I make it still.  Strawberry pie- no goopy ,too sweet, too red glaze as you find now in strawberry pies
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RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2012/03/14 14:29:45 (permalink)
I loved the Yumbo and always ordered it when I was in the area. That was the 'only' thing I ever ordered. The melted cheddar cheese oozing over hot slices of ham ... it was to die for!  And if I'm not mistaken, wasn't it served on an egg bun?
 
I was so dismayed ... no make that upset ... to learn they had taken the Yumbo off the menu.     I haven't been to the Burger King in about 30 years (since they stopped serving the Yumbo). If they bring back the Yumbo I might consider coming back to Burger King.
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2012/03/18 01:38:37 (permalink)
Burger Kings chicken strips used to have a slightly spicey flavoring to them before they changed to the current nuggets, those were pretty good.
Also while not technically discontinued, I wish McDonalds would put the mcrib on the menu and leave it, instead of this limited time crap every few years.
 
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2012/03/18 14:59:11 (permalink)
i used to like to go to mcdonalds and see the orange soda and i think it was root beer on display .i dont know what you call them.but use to swirl around and be able to see it .it was interesting.
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Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2012/08/23 13:08:43 (permalink)
I miss the lemon pie at Chick-fil-A.
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