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Inspired By McRib: Other Limited Fast Food Items We Want Back!

Posted October 26, 2011 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Inspired By McRib: Other Limited Fast Food Items We Want Back!

There's a lot of hype surrounding this iteration of the return of McDonalds's McRib sandwich, which, it seems, comes and goes about every six months or so these days, and it got us thinking about the limited edition fast food items that have also come and gone over the years and how much we'd love to see them come back.

So, without further adieu, let us look at some of those delicious foodstuffs and wonder if we'll ever see them again.

1. McDonald's Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich - There were some excellent things about this oblong burger on a long bun with onions and barbecue sauce, which disappeared in the early 80's, not long after its debut. It was a sort of classy version of a McDonald's burger, and it was definitely thicker and meatier than the other burgers they had on offer at the time. The only bummer about this sandwich, aside from the fact that we'll likely never see it again, is that they absolutely would not put cheese on it, under any circumstances, which I couldn't figure out and still can't, but, then, I'm not a McDonalds executive, either.

2. Burger King's International Chicken Sandwiches - It's hard to determine the best thing about this trio of yardbird sammies. Is it the international flair with which they were promoted? The pedestrian toppings that made them 'international?' Or was it that they were clearly trying to get into the chicken game, fighting the fire that was McNuggets with not one, not two, but three large-ass chicken sandwiches that seems to scream, "Ok, McDonald's, you bring your little chicken bits, while we plot our multi-continent chicken assault!" Of course, in the end, McDonald's won...just like always. 

3. Whataburger's A1 Thick and Hearty Burger - Now, I know that most of you probably don't have Whataburger where you are, which is a sad thing in itself, but missing out on this burger is sad for a number of reasons. First off, the thing itself was excellent, a double burger with bacon, caramelized onions, and A1 Thick and Hearty sauce, which really turned up the volume on the excellence of this burger. The second, and perhaps more awesome reason is that Whataburger actually set up a support group for people who will miss the burger when it's finally gone forever, which was the thrust of the advertising. Good times.

Inspired By McRib: Other Limited Fast Food Items We Want Back!

4. Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco - To be fair, this one hasn't had time to go away yet, but it's not available in a lot of places, as this commercial so adequately points out. We'd like to ask this, though...are we supposed to be inspired by the idea that Taco Bell didn't want to sell this product in either Los Angeles or San Francisco, but instead chose Fresno and Bakersfield to put it in? Even though we love the idea of a Taco Bell taco with a Doritos outer shell, it seems like there might be something wrong with it. 

5. McDonald's Shamrock Shake - The eternal, the first, the best of all the limited edition fast food items, and one of the only things to look forward to about St. Patrick's Day when you're a kid, and are too young to drink. In reality, the Shamrock Shake is a quasi-mint flavored lactic bomb that induces naps faster than Seconal. Still, it tastes like a poorly spent childhood, and that's just fine with us. 

Ok, kids. Pony up. Any fast food memories you have that we've forgotten? Let us know!

Comments are Closed

  • Roxim

    Burger King's Cajun Whopper. I didn't even know it was a limited time promotion so I only tried it once, loved it and the next time I went it was gone for what I assume is forever. )`:

    Posted: October 27, 2011 7:13 PM
  • corybc07

    what about Spicy Baconator from Wendy's that was amazing!

    Posted: October 27, 2011 9:27 AM
  • C0DEC0N

    Whataburger's Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich on Texas Toast

    Posted: October 27, 2011 9:23 AM
  • Jax009

    I miss the Rodeo Burger at Burger King.

    Posted: October 27, 2011 5:49 AM
  • yogore

    Dairy Queen's "Pumpkin Pie" Blizzard. Far too seasonal!

    Posted: October 27, 2011 12:13 AM
  • theflusheddotcom

    Beware toilets everywhere!

    Posted: October 26, 2011 11:36 PM
  • RealMrDowntown

    I LOVED McD's Arch Deluxe personally.

    YES to shamrock shake!! Every March Baby!!

    Posted: October 26, 2011 11:17 PM
  • astro_righteous

    I have a shirt from when i worked at whataburger for the thick and hearty burger. and yes that thing was magnificent. to this day i order it, sans A1, but the grilled onions are half of what makes it what it is. i recommend it to anyone in the lower midwest.

    Posted: October 26, 2011 11:04 PM
  • DarkDragoonX108

    Wendy's Monterey Chicken bacon ranch

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:36 PM
  • azrael226

    Subway's Pizza Sub...when they didn't give a crap about some fat guy losing wieght

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:36 PM
  • jS_45

    McDonald's has the Shamrock Shake every March.

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:31 PM
  • Ignition365

    Uh... The Whataburger's in San Antonio all have the A1 Thick & Hearty still, at the very least. I just had one yesterday.

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:22 PM
  • oneNpwnly

    I'd love to see the Wendy's Bacon Mushroom Melt. And their Frescata!

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:16 PM
  • zakgrim

    In Wisconsin, in the mid to late 90s, Burger King ran a regional campaign for 'The GilbertBurger'. It was named after the Packers Nose Tackle, Gilbert Brown. Gilbert was not a small man (pushing 350 most of his career).

    The Gilbertburger was essentially a Double 'Double Whopper' (4 patties) with extra everything, cheese and no pickle. Originally it was only available at one Burger King in Green Bay (where the Packers play for all those non Sports fans), but they extended the promotion to the Milwaukee area for a short time.

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:16 PM
  • TheChampine88

    all of these foods are nasty and horrible. its like asking what level of diarrhea one could wish upon themselves .

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:08 PM
  • mcasaje

    I'm surprised that the McPizza wasn't on here. I've been craving that since they disappeared!

    Posted: October 26, 2011 10:06 PM