Gone But Not Forgotten

It’s a case of finding something new on your favorite restaurants menu, trying it, falling in love with it, then no longer being able to get it.  In actuality this scenario happens more often than you realize.

Upon learning recently that our local Taco Bell had discontinued their Nacho Fries, I got to thinking on what other menu items have been discontinued by other fast food restaurants.  To my surprise there were quite a few favorites on my list that are no longer available.  Let’s see if any of your favorites were given the boot as well.

Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries

Thinking it may just have been my local store, and not the entire chain that discontinued this savory side, I was woefully wrong.  Upon visiting the Taco Bell website, the Nacho Fries are pictured, with a price but as fate would have it, above the picture are the dreaded words “This Item Is Not Sellable”.   This is one girl who will not be running for the border anytime soon.

McSalad Shakers

I am pretty sure that when consumers think of fast food salads aren’t the first to come to mind.  However, McDonalds tried to make a bold statement in their attempt to take them to the next level.  What I am sure seemed to the marketing execs like a slam dunk, when all was said and done, in the end didn’t even touch the rim.

Image: Dollar Menu Gamer

Burger King’s Cini-Minis

With their own twitter account dedicated to bringing them back, I am still not sure why they were discontinued to begin with.  I mean honestly, miniature cinnamon buns—how can that not be a win-win?  Add in the fact that they are served with a packet of icing that YOU drizzle over them, and you have what can only be termed as nirvana.

KFC’s Chicken Littles

Now, I know that you are gonna say hey, chicken littles are still on the KFC menu.  Yes, they are, but they are not the original version from the 1980’s, but an updated 2012 version.  Like other patrons of KFC, I too can see and taste a difference.  It seems that the reboot has more bun than chicken, and with the ratio off, they just aren’t as good as most remember.

Image: Mirror

McDonalds McRib

We have saved the best for last.  Although the McRib is not on the menu 24/7, McDonalds began to bring it back once a year a few years back.  For fans of the McRib, who would rather the choice of the sandwich all year long, a limited time each year was better than nothing.  Plus, McDonalds fell right into a very lucrative marketing scheme in the meantime.

So, there you have just a few of the fan favorites that fast food restaurants have decided to discontinue.  Although fans are always ready to make it known that they are not happy with not being able to get their favorites, the fast food companies just seem to turn a deaf ear.  One of these days, that technique just might backfire on them.