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Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2013/08/27 19:57:23
GML

I just spent some time reading through this thread after stumbling upon it while looking for vintage signs.  The mention of the Yumbo has me wondering if I remember that or not.  I definitely miss the Wendy's Salad Bar.
This probably belongs in another thread, but what I really miss are the old slogans/logos/signs of restaurants:
Wendy's is transitioning away from their "Classic Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Quality is our Recipe" signs to a bland font that simply says, "Wendy's".
Arby's used to have those distinctive huge cowboy hats with blinking lights at night, along with the slogan, "Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich is Delicious".
Kentucky Fried Chicken calls itself KFC, and has removed most of the buckets from it's signage, and no longer uses, the wonderful slogan, "Finger lickin' Good!"
Even McDonald's is downplaying it's Golden Arches on the new stores.  Very bizarre.
It's sad to me, and a big mistake to make such drastic changes to icons like that.  I know younger people are in charge now, and change is inevitable, especially when $ isn't coming in fast enough; but menu tweaks and new advertising strategies seem a better way to go than erasing the face of the brand. 

 
Good point.
 
On the flip side of that, I saw a Popeye's commercial last night and it finished with the same "Love that chicken at Popeye's" jingle they've used since as long as I can remember. At least 30 years.

ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2013/08/27 20:33:33
I probably said this before but too many pages to look through.
I still miss the Gino Giant
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2013/08/27 21:11:11
I miss the baked beans at White Tower. Of course, I miss White Tower, too.
rmcielwain
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2013/08/28 10:03:10
Hardees: the Big Twin
Pizza Hut: our original location in a shopping center in 1980 -- small, intimate.
K-Mart (in Canada): the fish & chips plate (even though there was still a small
bone or two) including the french fries with gravy, veggie & roll -- yum!
Wards:  They did have some good cheeseburgers back in their snack bar in the
early 1970s!
The new McDonald's just opened, but they still kept the golden arches sign from the old 1982 building.
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2013/08/29 11:19:20
Look for a new thread on fast food/chain advertising campaigns...
 
Bart
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/02 12:29:49
eruby
I remember the Yumbo ham and cheese sandwich, but it came on the same round roll as the Whaler fish sandwich.

The Yumbo has returned.
Heartbreaksoup
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/05 16:31:49
I was reminded today that McDonald's no longer has hot mustard sauce.  I think that's akin to one of the NHL's Original Six moving to Albequerque or something.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/06 22:10:33
I don't know if it qualifies, but I miss the original 1/4 lb Polish Dog at COSTCO. They switched brands a few years back, and the new Polish Dogs aren't as good as the Previous brand.  The Pkg deal is still a good snack or light lunch..$1.50 for the 1/4 Dog with your choice of standard DIY toppings and a bottomless 20 oz fountain beverage,
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/07 16:15:45
mayor al
I don't know if it qualifies, but I miss the original 1/4 lb Polish Dog at COSTCO. They switched brands a few years back, and the new Polish Dogs aren't as good as the Previous brand.  The Pkg deal is still a good snack or light lunch..$1.50 for the 1/4 Dog with your choice of standard DIY toppings and a bottomless 20 oz fountain beverage,


Question: Can you get the food at Costco if you are no longer an active member?  I gave up my membership this fall ( I just didn't go enough to make it worth it), but I still got the card to sneak by the entrance Nazis, and I have heard good things about their dogs, sausage and stuff
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/07 16:59:01
If the food court is outside and you just want a ready to eat hot dog you would have no problem.
 
I've heard that you do not need a membership to use their pharmacies or purchase liquor if your local store has them.
 
With that you could also get inside to get to the snack bar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/07 18:38:40
Every time we're at the check-out at Costco we see the food window on the other side of the registers and always say, "we should try it sometime" but we never have as we always have perishables (especially King crab legs!!!) that we need to get home to the fridge.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/07 19:30:50
This is the way to do it.....................go in  just before  or after the busy lunch time and eat first!  You will be full and won't do so much
impulse  buying as you will no longer be hungry!
Ketteract
Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/08 17:08:24
Here are some things I miss from Hardee's!
 
Fried chicken.  They were a great alternative to KFC in '80s / '90s eastern Iowa. No Popeye's, Church's, or Bojangles' to speak of !
 

 
And with their roast beef, an alternative to Arby's.  It was better than Arby's too, not that that's hard.
 

 
The original Frisco burger, not the 1/2 lb. "Thickburger" of today.  I ate a fair number of these during college.  It was the best item on their menu at the time, in my opinion.
 

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/08 19:26:00
lleechef
Every time we're at the check-out at Costco we see the food window on the other side of the registers and always say, "we should try it sometime" but we never have as we always have perishables (especially King crab legs!!!) that we need to get home to the fridge.


Roz and I always enjoy their huge hot dog with all the trimmings along with a Diet coke For $1.50.  They  are so huge, we can split one.  Pizza is not bad.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
jacksreacher10
Junior Burger
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Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/09 09:31:28
Seafood cream Pasta was discontinued. No Japanese restaurants in NYC are available to serve it.
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2014/12/15 22:58:47
fried apple or cherry pies from McDonalds

Anything at Burger Chef or Sandy's (yeah, I'm old)   Sandy's had a great double hamburger called the Hi-Lo.
Also a pork tenderloin sandwich called the Scott -T.

McDonald's original fries

Anything from A & W; especially the rootbeer and the teen burger, which if I remember was a bacon double cheeseburger.
oh yeah, and the footlong chili dogs.
thefoodguy
Hamburger
RE: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/03/03 16:42:28
gostillerz
...

KFC Chicken Littles
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Amen My friend, Amen.
Ketteract
Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/03/03 18:11:15
Bonk
I also remember the K-Mart cafeterias. We had a Venture store a few blocks away and they had a similar cafeteria that was really good. The Big V burger was one of my favorites.

 
From the Rice University school paper, 8/30/96:
 

 
(Also note the old Domino's ad!)
 
GML
Wendy's is transitioning away from their "Classic Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Quality is our Recipe" signs to a bland font that simply says, "Wendy's".

 

 
I can understand their wanting to make the old logo less noisy, but yeah, the new wordmark really is bland. The new Wendy is nice though.
 
GML
Arby's used to have those distinctive huge cowboy hats with blinking lights at night, along with the slogan, "Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich is Delicious".

 

 
The new wordmark, again, lacks any kind of personality.
 
GML
Kentucky Fried Chicken calls itself KFC, and has removed most of the buckets from it's signage, and no longer uses, the wonderful slogan, "Finger lickin' Good!"

 

 
I don't mind the revised image of the Colonel, but I do think that reducing themselves to a mere acronym and ditching the slogan was a mistake. It looks emptily corporate.
 
GML
Even McDonald's is downplaying it's Golden Arches on the new stores.

 

 

 
The arches seem prominent enough here. I guess they're going for a slightly more upscale look, but do they think they're fooling anyone? It's McDonald's.
 
Is the big "M" sign gone now, though? I'm having trouble finding any images of the new stores that show it, and I can't remember the last time I saw one of the new stores myself.
post edited by Ketteract - 2015/03/03 18:23:50
OSCAR MEYER
Junior Burger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/03/04 19:32:33
I was going to mention Burger King discontinuing 'Burgers For Breakfast' program but I see that it was revived in May 2014.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/03/09 10:32:13
Remember, I am talking here about a sandwich served by a national
FAST FOOD chain:  Wendy's Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich.
 
As such, this is the best fast food sandwich I've ever had:
 
BRING IT BACK !!!
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2015/03/09 10:38:02
iceomat
Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 10:09:30
I worked at a Wendy's from '88 to '92 and miss the Superbar. Those pulled pork sandwiches were after my time.
I also miss the Big Deluxe burger and the Turkey club from Hardees.
mar52
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 10:47:24
I hear and this is just second hand information as I haven't been able to find anything on it that all California Wendy's locations will soon become Starbucks.
 
Is this a joke? 
 
I don't frequent Wendy's at all but when I do, I like their chili! I would miss the thought of being able to get it.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 12:57:33
mar52
I hear and this is just second hand information as I haven't been able to find anything on it that all California Wendy's locations will soon become Starbucks.
 
Is this a joke? 
 
I don't frequent Wendy's at all but when I do, I like their chili! I would miss the thought of being able to get it.


OK. This one made me call Wendy's headquarters to ask. According to the VP for media affairs, "That's bizarre!" He laughed and said, "We haven't heard about it." Wendy's international headquarters is in suburban Columbus.
mar52
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 13:46:16
Thank you!  Going to let the spreader of bad information know they're full of it!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 14:44:16
Hm.........would Wendbucks have used square coffee cups?
 

Ketteract
Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 15:57:10
That sounded completely ridiculous but I Googled it anyway.  All I could find was an article from last March about a single location up in Oregon.
 
http://www.bluemountainea...e-wendys-on-willamette
mar52
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 21:45:33
Ketteract, you found more than I did on it.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/08 22:26:18
COSTCO is now selling Brats and Hot Dogs at the Snack Bar at our Store in Louisville. The 1/4 lb Brats, when dressed with Brown Mustard and Kraut are really good, and with the bottomless drink for $1.50 they are a bargain too.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/09 06:55:53
Al is correct about Costco's hot dogs.  Roz and I get one each time we go.  I do not believe I have ever finished a whole hot dog.  I am not sure if the Costco in Knoxville is selling brats?  The deal on the hot dog and drink is a mega bargain at $1.50.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
leethebard
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/09 08:50:49
Here in Jersey, our Costco sells Italian Sausage Sandwiches on an Italian roll with peppers & onions), instead of Brats!
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/09 10:18:59
iceomat
I worked at a Wendy's from '88 to '92 and miss the Superbar. Those pulled pork sandwiches were after my time.
I also miss the Big Deluxe burger and the Turkey club from Hardees.


 
Playing Boy's Club baseball in the '70s, if you hit a home run, you got a coupon for Hardee's Huskee Jr. 
 

 
If you hit a grand slam, it was a Deluxe Huskee.
 
https://archive.org/details/dmbb39705
 



SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/10 10:15:28
Michael Hoffman
mar52
I hear and this is just second hand information as I haven't been able to find anything on it that all California Wendy's locations will soon become Starbucks.
 
Is this a joke? 
 
I don't frequent Wendy's at all but when I do, I like their chili! I would miss the thought of being able to get it.


OK. This one made me call Wendy's headquarters to ask. According to the VP for media affairs, "That's bizarre!" He laughed and said, "We haven't heard about it." Wendy's international headquarters is in suburban Columbus.


I used to work around the corner from there. The Wendy's on Riverside Drive down the street from the headquarters had the best food out of any other I've ever been to.
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/10 10:49:24
eruby
Playing Boy's Club baseball in the '70s, if you hit a home run, you got a coupon for Hardee's Huskee Jr. 

Thanks to the above YouTube clip I found some old film of leethebard buying pizza for the neighborhood!
 
leethebard
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/10 12:40:51
Cute....but not even close...but I did have a candy-apple red mustang!!!!!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/10 20:39:55
Michael Hoffman
leethebard
Cute....but not even close...but I did have a candy-apple red mustang!!!!!


Really? We had a '66 candy-apple red Mustang convertible with a black top and black leather interior. Actually, I bought that as a wedding present for my late wife. I had to order it because the '66 models hadn't yet come out. It kills me now to think that it cost me a whole $2,600.


Wow.  I didn't get that.  I didn't get a wedding present.
post edited by lleechef - 2015/04/10 21:58:03
mar52
Sirloin
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/11 00:03:32

Texascajun
Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/04/11 00:32:20
lleechef
Michael Hoffman
leethebard
Cute....but not even close...but I did have a candy-apple red mustang!!!!!


Really? We had a '66 candy-apple red Mustang convertible with a black top and black leather interior. Actually, I bought that as a wedding present for my late wife. I had to order it because the '66 models hadn't yet come out. It kills me now to think that it cost me a whole $2,600.


Wow.  I didn't get that.  I didn't get a wedding present.


Their not $2,600 anymore
ThanksfortheCrepes
Junior Burger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/06/24 14:12:40
I miss Shakey's Pizza "Bunch O' Lunch". You'd walk in on your lunch hour and pig out on salad, decent pizza and fried chicken, hot and waiting for you, so it qualifies as fast food.
 
There are still a few left. The one closest to me is in Auburn, AL, and not exactly convenient for a quick lunch, because it's 438 miles away. 
 
There are few buffets left in this area, and they all pretty much suck.  (Whoops, I take that back. There's still a good lunch buffet at Sri Udipi here in Cary, but you have to like Southern Indian vegetarian food, and even that has gone waaay downhill from when I first experienced in the 90's)
 
You can't even find a good salad bar anymore. I remember a colossal block of good cheddar on the stellar salad bar at the "Bombay Bicycle Club" in Memphis in the 70's. It was 2 feet by 2 feet. It must have weighed 30 or so pounds. There was seafood too on that bar.
 
Fast food restaurants have put condiments behind the counter even, so you have to beg for taco or duck sauce, or catsup with your order, and our infrastructure is falling apart. I sometimes feel as if I am living through the second fall of Rome.
 
It is nice to remember better times.
 
I have really enjoyed this thread.
post edited by ThanksfortheCrepes - 2015/06/24 14:42:49
Jane Stern
Junior Burger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/06/25 07:46:11
 I went to McDonalds yesterday (yes, I know how you all must think of me now) because I was at Staples and was starving and McD was next door. I ordered a "hamburger", not the 1/4 pounder, or the baconator or whatever the big fancy burgers are called. When I got my tiny drab little burger, I had a not unpleasant flashback to my usual lunch counter meal in High School, a burger and a chocolate malt. The burger was a skinny tiny thing like the McD and the malt was served along with the silver blender cup.
Heartbreaksoup
Double Cheeseburger
Re: Favorite Fast Food Menu Items Discontinued 2015/06/25 09:00:57
Crepes, I was just about to give you the "good" news about Jimbo's Pizza in Warner Robins GA, which is a good fifty miles closer to you than Auburn - because a 390-mile trip for pizza makes all the sense that a 440-mile trip lacks (joke) - but I confirmed yesterday that Jimbo's has permanently closed.  It was a former Shakey's, and the owner, who'd been with them since the 1970s, balked at the latest franchise demand and went independent in late 2013.  Unfortunately, he closed the business last month after suffering a heart attack and decided to retire.  That's a sad shame, because we visited the Shakey's shortly before the name change in the late summer of 2013 and really enjoyed it.
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