Remember a time when McDonald’s sold a pineapple burger.
It was a different world when this temporary staple was set to be the next big thing, then flopped and as such for many different brave food items.
As some snacks manage to stick to a popular franchises’ menu for an extended period of time, there are definitely those that cause quite a bit of confusion.
And even though most of these are coming back, no time soon, a few of the items on the list do have strong enough fan bases that they’ve inspired Facebook pages dedicated to them.
How many of these questionable eats are memorable?
Jack in the Box started selling a combination of onion rings and fries called Frings in the 1970s that was discontinued
To compete with Subway, Wendy’s released the Frescata in 2005. The deli-style ‘artisan sandwiches’ were discontinued in 2007 because they took too long to make
Ground beef topped with cheese, lettuce and tomato made Taco Bell’s The Bell Beefer a cult favorite in the 1980s
Made with a grilled pineapple slice, McDonald’s Hula Burger was a potential alternative for Catholics during Lent. But the FIlet-O-Fish appealed to customers more and stuck
Burger King released Cini-Minis in 1998
While the McSpaghetti didn’t do well in the United States, the dish can still be found in International markets
McDonald’s McDLT was introduced in the 1980s and came in a Styrofoam container that kept vegetables in a separate container to stay cool. Environmental concerns kept it from being a huge success
Whataburger Steak Fajitas popped on the menu in the early 200s but quickly vanished soon after
McDonald’s spent $150 million in advertising for the Arch Deluxe – a quarter-pounder on a potato bun with peppered bacon, lettuce, onions, and a mustard-mayo sauce. It didn’t do well in sales
Burger King released its Enormous Omelet Sandwich in 2005. It featured an egg omelet, sausage and cheese on a big sesame
In the 70s, McD’s introduced Onion Nuggets. They were literally clumps of diced onions breaded and deep fried
The beloved apple pie from McDonald’s was fried up until the early 1990s. These are still sold in Canada, Mexico and Hawaii
In the early 1990s, the popular chain stopped cooking its fries in beef tallow and starting using vegetable oil
Turning away from seafood, Long John Silver’s Peg Legs consisted of chicken drumsticks that were fried and served with fries. It was popular throughout the 70s and 80s
In 2009, Taco Bell released the Black Jack Taco for Halloween. It had a black taco shell and was filled with beef, Baja Sauce, lettuce and the three cheese blend
Made with melted cheese, green onions and taco sauce wrapped in a soft tortilla, the Cheesarito from Taco Bell can still be found on the chain’s secret menu. Minus the green onions, that is
As if a response to White Castle, Burger King released Burger Buddies which was an eight-shaped patty on co-joined buns. But burger patties kept falling through the broiler gate and sales were low
Introduced in the 1980s, Pizza Hut’s Priazzo was a popular homage to Chicago’s deep-dish pizza. It took too long to cook for delivery