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stevencarry

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Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 2:02 AM (permalink)
Anyone have any they miss.
Maybe the "hot side hot,cool side cool" from McDonald's whatever it was called.
Or the Jack in the Box pizza pockets,taco salad or "Dinner in the Box" ?
Wendy's breakfast sandos on "toast"
 
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    BT

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    RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 2:10 AM (permalink)
    Yeah--the original Arby's roast beef sandwich made with (drum roll, please) ACTUAL ROAST BEEF, carved to order.
     
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      stevencarry

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      RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 2:19 AM (permalink)
      That must have been a long time ago. I remember in the '80's
      Arby's had computer touch screens to order from but no one could do
      it.(maybe too simple) so they took them out and I don't remember carved roast beef then.
       
      #3
        BT

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        RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 2:37 AM (permalink)
        It was in the mid 60's. I don't know when, exactly, they switched to the pressed/formed pseudobeef. For the history of Arby's, see http://www.arbys.com/arb01.html . This says they were founded in 1964. It couldn't have been long after that. They had huge steamship rounds and some guy would slice off a couple slices, slap 'em on a bun, wrap it and hand it to you: $0.79 (as the web site says). They had lines out the door.
         
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          stevencarry

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          RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 3:25 AM (permalink)
          Your Arby's story reminded me why the Orange Julius drink became popular. It was nothing like it is today. They broke fresh raw eggs right into the blender right in front of you to make your FRESH drink. It was really good.
           
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            kland01s

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            RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 7:41 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by BT

            Yeah--the original Arby's roast beef sandwich made with (drum roll, please) ACTUAL ROAST BEEF, carved to order.


            I think they still did this into the 70's, but yes, I remember them carving to order.
             
            #6
              Poopy

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              • Location: Wichita, KS
              RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Fri, 02/24/06 9:04 AM (permalink)
              I miss the fried pickle-os from Sonic.
               
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                AndreaB

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                RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sat, 02/25/06 1:51 PM (permalink)
                I miss the fried veggies from the Druther's salad bar. They were a staple in high school.

                Andrea
                 
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                  45013

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                  RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 3:40 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by stevencarry

                  Maybe the "hot side hot,cool side cool" from McDonald's whatever it was called.


                  That would be the McDLT.
                   
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                    45013

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                    RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 3:46 AM (permalink)
                    As to what I miss, here is a list:

                    * Hot dogs at Wendy's that came in a big piece of bread

                    * A hot dog extra value meal at McDonald's for $2.79 (in 1995)

                    * Bigger French fries at Wendy's that were just as wide as they were thick, not half as wide as they are thick as is the case today

                    Those are all I can think of at the moment.
                     
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                      Adjudicator

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                      RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 8:57 AM (permalink)
                      I remember the Wendy's Hot Dogs; they were pretty good.
                      Other's include:

                      Onion Rings @ Popeye's
                      Fried Mushrooms @ Dairy Queen
                      Super Bar @ Wendy's
                      Big Twin @ Hardee's (1970's; cooked on their air grill)
                      Original FF @ McDonald's
                      Fried Jalepeno Poppers @ Burger King
                      The Lum's chain in general
                      The original Domino's (In early 80's, before they changed both the sauce and dough recipe, their sausage vendor, and also before the switched to cooking in the chain ovens)

                       
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                        AndreaB

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                        RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 9:09 AM (permalink)
                        Other things I miss are the Arby's hamburger; the Onion Rings from Frisch's (ours is gone); the spaghetti from The Fresher Cooker; and the cheeseburger baskets from G.D. Ritzy's.
                        Our DQ in Versailles still has the fried mushrooms.

                        Andrea
                         
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                          Kenny da Fat Man

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                          RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 12:39 PM (permalink)
                          1. Wendy's breakfast sandwiches....Sausage or bacon (or both) on square toast (with tomato, lettuce & mayo).

                          2. McD's double decker fish sandwich.

                          3. I second Adjudicator's Lum's comment.
                           
                          #13
                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 1:41 PM (permalink)
                            I gotta admit that many years ago McDonalds fries and coffee was superior.

                            Lawsuits got them both taken down a bunch of notches. Coffee use to be really hot and the fries were cooked in some type of beef fat that made them tasty.

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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                              Rt66Mike

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                              RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 7:03 PM (permalink)
                              Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, & Turkey Clubs from Hardees.
                               
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                                saps

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                                RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 8:37 PM (permalink)
                                Fried cherry pies from McDonalds

                                 
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                                  phatphil

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                                  RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Sun, 02/26/06 10:20 PM (permalink)
                                  jack in the box style tacos from burger king, closest thing to jack since there are none in florida and now bk scrapped them
                                   
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                                    sizz_leteen

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                                    RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 7:51 AM (permalink)
                                    The Shamrock Shake at McDonald's. They aren't offered here at all, anymore. Haven't seen them in years.
                                    And Dairy Queen's S'more Galore Parfait. Most amazing thing ever.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      Dipstick

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                                      RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                      The turkey sandwiches at White Castle.
                                       
                                      #19
                                        txtwister

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                                        RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 1:36 PM (permalink)
                                        I can NOT believe I'll be the first to say in this thread...

                                        Chicken Littles from KFC.
                                         
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                                          Scorereader

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                                          RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 2:00 PM (permalink)
                                          in the 80's, Burker King had international (breaded) chicken sandwiches on a hoagie roll. I believe the international sandwiches inlcuded Italian, French and American.


                                           
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                                            stevencarry

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                                            RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 2:15 PM (permalink)
                                            How about crushed ice in your drink at KFC or anywhere.
                                             
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                                              Scorereader

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                                              RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 3:26 PM (permalink)
                                              Ah yes, crushed ice. I also miss those little tube pieces of ice. It wasn't crushed per se, but they were little cylinders. Anyone remember those?
                                              those rocked.

                                               
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                                                txtwister

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                                                RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 3:44 PM (permalink)
                                                Sounds like the ice at Sonic - which you can buy here in western-central TX.
                                                 
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                                                  Catracks

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                                                  RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                                  Pioneer Chicken strips with that polynesian BBQ sauce

                                                  Seafood salad in a flour tortilla shell from Taco Bell

                                                  California Roast Beef Sandwich from Carl's Jr. (Roast Beef, Jack Cheese and Ortega chili)

                                                  Bellbeefer from Taco Bell

                                                  McDonald's orginal fries

                                                  McDonald's fried apple and cherry pies
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Scorereader

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                                                    RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 5:17 PM (permalink)
                                                    I liked McDonald's shaker salads.
                                                    The value wasn't great, but it was the only salad I could eat on the road, since it was in a large cup, I could drink-style eat it...if that makes any sense (ya know, just pour it in without need for fork) It was the healthiest way I could eat and drive without doing a sit-down.

                                                     
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                                                      Adjudicator

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                                                      RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 9:12 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by Scorereader

                                                      in the 80's, Burker King had international (breaded) chicken sandwiches on a hoagie roll. I believe the international sandwiches inlcuded Italian, French and American.



                                                      Guess what. They are back. Got a dbl. whopper w. cheese today (one every six or so months ain't so bad). The "international chicken" thingies back on menu.
                                                       
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                                                        Adjudicator

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                                                        RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 9:23 PM (permalink)
                                                        Original Steak Fajitas (with REAL Steak & nothing else) from Whataburger (circa 1988 or so).

                                                        Original Breakfast Fajitas (scrambled egg, sausage, & cheese & nothing else), circa same time period.

                                                        Of course, all cooked to order & HOT, served with vast amounts of their salsa.

                                                        All of which was best eaten in early A.M. time periods. You had to have been there.
                                                         
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                                                          stricken_detective

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                                                          RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Mon, 02/27/06 11:40 PM (permalink)
                                                          McDonald's chunky chicken salad from the 80's. Tasted so good w/blue cheese dressing.

                                                          Wendy's Apple Dumpling. And chocolate chip cookies. And Dave's Deluxe. When I worked @ Wendy's in the early 90's we'd get 2 people a month asking for the Dave's Deluxe.

                                                          Wendy's grilled chicken salad w/a breadstick.
                                                           
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                                                            Ashphalt

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                                                            RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued Tue, 02/28/06 1:37 PM (permalink)
                                                            I still miss the Bell's Tostada. It was a cheap side, sort of like a mini iceberg salad with beans on a corn tortilla. A taco just isn't the same.

                                                            I lived on McDLTs when they came out. The hot side was never hot, but the cold side always did come with about a pint of mayo. In NYC it seemed they could only sell them by giving out coupons offering them free with a drink and fries. Free was just about what I could afford at the time. Then they got a lot of heat over using enough CFCs in each package to air condition Macy's and they cashed that one in. Sometimes I miss the Mayoburger.

                                                            Loved the (fried) hot apple pies.
                                                             
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