McDonald’s has come up with some iconicfood items.
But not every new product can be the nextBig Mac.
The fast food chain has come up with somestrange and risky food items in its over sixty years.
Here are 10 Discontinued McDonald's Food Itemsthat Devastated America.
Eggs Benedict McMuffin Brunch is in.
There’s nothing trendier than going outwith the gang on a Sunday morning for crepes, waffles, and, one of the most popular brunchdishes out there, Eggs Benedict.
There are several different versions of thisbreakfast food, but the classic Eggs Benedict is made up of an English muffin, poached eggs, bacon, and Hollandaise sauce.
This being a breakfast staple, and what a-lotof people would list as their favorite brunch food, you'd think McDonald's would go allout to release this to the masses.
Instead, McDonald’s decided to take on thisbrunch staple, in what has to be the most unusual way.
To “celebrate” the release of the Disney movieAtlantis: The Lost Empire, McDonald's released an Eggs Benedict McMuffin.
In what has to be one of the most head scratchingMcDonald's movie tie in promotions, the sandwich just failed to appeal to the masses.
If you were looking for the full Eggs Benedictexperience, this wasn't going to cut it.
But for those of us who liked the added flavorsto our already delicious Egg McMuffins, this sandwich was actually amazing! It's just too bad this one barely stuck aroundlong enough for most people to even be able to try it.
McSalad Shakers Before McDonald’s current Premium Saladline hit restaurants everywhere, there were McSalad Shakers.
This was McDonald’s previous attempt atadding healthier options to their menu, and one they took a rather unconventional approachto.
There were three different varieties of McSaladShakers available: Garden Salad, Chef’s Salad, and Grilled Chicken Salad.
They were regular salads, but they were packagedin large, plastic cups instead of bowls.
The idea was that this makes it easier tomix your dressing into the salad.
Simply pour it in, and shake.
You’ve got yourself an evenly dressed salad.
The fact that these salads were marketed completelyon being “shakable” is a little odd, but they get points for originality, right? The McSalad Shakers packaging was also waymore convenient for to-go orders, as it could actually fit in your car’s cupholder.
Apparently, the fun and convenience weren’tas obvious to everyone else as it is to us, because McSalad Shakers didn’t sell wellat all.
Now we’re stuck with boring, bulky salads.
Where’s the fun in that? Superhero Burger McDonald’s Superhero Burger, was releasedin the mid-nineties as part of a promotion for the infamous film, Batman Forever.
That’s not exactly a movie you want somethingon your menu associated with.
Whether or not the fact that the film bombedhad anything to do with it, we can’t really say, but the Superhero Burger didn’t getanywhere close to popular.
While the film is passionately hated by manyjudging by the online forums, this burger was just simply forgettable.
The Superhero Burger was a monster of a hamburger.
It consisted of lettuce, tomato, two slicesof American cheese, and not one, not two, but three beef patties.
We’re not sure exactly how it ties intothe superhero theme, other than being released around the same time as a Batman movie.
It may be due to the fact that it’s packedwith protein.
All that cheese and beef, it’s the kindof thing a superhero would wolf down after a long night of fighting crime.
McDonald's made another attempt to promotesuper hero burgers over in China.
For the 2017 release of the movie “JusticeLeague” McDonald's in China released 2 super hero burgers, the Superman Burger and theBatwich, both of which looked interesting, but are said to not be the best tasting, whichis a shame for all of us McDonald's and DC comics fans.
McStuffins To be perfectly honest, many passed on McStuffinsand it was a big mistake.
This food item had a lot of potential and, if it had been given more of a chance, it might’ve made it big.
Unfortunately, McDonald’s didn’t hesitateto end the production of this nineties fast food item when it didn’t sell as well asexpected.
McStuffins were McDonald’s take on hot pockets, which were all the rage back in the nineties.
They were sold in 4 varieties, barbeque stylechicken, chicken terikaki, pepperoni pizza and philly beef and cheese.
See what we mean when we say this actuallysounds good? Despite its promise, McStuffins just weren’ta hit with customers.
Maybe hot pockets just weren’t what clientswere looking for.
To be fair, it’s kind of a weird thing fora fast food restaurant to be selling.
Lack of popularity could also be attributedto the name, or perhaps it was the advertising, which wasn’t great, even for the nineties.
All that to say, it wouldn’t be the worstthing if McDonald’s felt the urge to revamp their McStuffins.
Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich McDonald’s introduced the Chopped BeefsteakSandwich in the early eighties and, due to poor sales, pulled it just a few years later.
This isn’t all that surprising when youconsider everything this sandwich had going against it.
It was only available after 4 pm, it was significantlymore expensive than a regular burger from McDonald’s, and it was really only evergoing to appeal to a very niche audience.
Take all that together and, well, this isone discontinuation everyone should have seen coming.
The Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich was pitchedas a “long burger”, and it resembled a sub more than it did a burger.
It actually looked similar to the McRib, justsignificantly less.
The sandwich was made up of a long hamburgerpatty topped with onions.
The condiment? McDonald’s special steak sauce.
The restaurant marketed the Chopped BeefsteakSandwich as the perfect companion for another of their more questionable food items, a sidedish known as Onion Nuggets.
Onion Nuggets were basically just onion ringsin the shape of a chicken nugget.
They were eventually discontinued as well.
If you ask us, that pairing makes for a lotof onion in one meal, but to each his own.
McSoup Many people would agree that fast food isthe ultimate comfort food.
You know what else is a classic comfort food? Soup.
So, in a way, it makes sense that McDonaldswould try their hand at soup.
But, on the other hand, it was a pretty weirdmove for a restaurant chain known for its burgers and fries.
While some customers didn’t look kindlyupon the McSoup, some customers loved it! It is after all, McDonald's didn't actuallymake their own soup, they instead chose to sell Campbells soups.
Now Campbell's does make some great soups, so this one just comes down to personal tastes.
If you're not a big fan of Campbell's soups, ordering some from McDonald's isn't going to change that.
But for those of us who loved a piping hotCampbell's soup to go along with our McDonald's, this discontinuation, was a hard one to accept.
Hula Burger The Hula Burger takes the cake as the weirdestproduct McDonald’s – or any fast food chain, for that matter – has ever come upwith.
All we have to say is you should be very gratefulthat the Beyond Beef burgers of this day and age are what they are.
Because, in the sixties, this was the bestthey could come up with.
The Hula Burger was released as a vegetarianalternative that could be enjoyed during Lent, a period when practicing Catholics are supposedto cut meat from their diet.
In between the Hula Burger’s regular hamburgerbuns were two pieces of American cheese and a thick slice of grilled.
If you thought Hawaiian pizza was bad, theHula Burger is on a whole other level.
Mushrooms, black beans, and tofu are one thing, but pineapple? Not the first thing that comes to mind whenyou think “meat alternative”.
No one is surprised to hear that this originalveggie burger was not a roaring success.
As weird as it is, we can’t help but wonderwhat the Hula Burger would taste like.
Who knows, maybe we’d be pleasantly surprised.
Probably not, but maybe.
McLobster Once sold in New England and parts of Canada, this now unavailable food item looked out of place on the McDonald’s menu.
The McLobster was a seasonal menu item, soldonly during the summer months.
It was basically McDonald’s take on thelobster roll.
The McLobster was definitely off-brand forthe fast food chain, but it got surprisingly popular after its release in the early nineties.
It’s not the Big Mac or anything, but theMcLobster has its fans.
A cult following, if you will.
The McLobster was made up of a giant hotdogbun stuffed with Atlantic lobster, shredded lettuce and a specialty “lobster sauce.
” It’s by no means the best lobster roll onthe east coast but, considering it’s from McDonald’s, the consensus is that the McLobsterexceeded expectations.
Seeing lobster on the McDonald’s menu wasconfusing to say the least.
But still, fans of the sandwich highly anticipatedthe McLobster’s return each year.
Unfortunately, in the mid-2010s, these fanswere let down hard.
Lobster prices saw a significant increase, and McDonald’s couldn’t justify bringing it back.
It recently made its big comeback on the Canadianscene, but it continues to be elusive in the United States.
Whether or not it’ll return to Americanmenus remains to be seen.
It’s definitely not McDonald’s most popularmenu item, but there are people who would be disappointed if this really is the endof the McLobster.
Arch Deluxe More than once, McDonald’s has tried toclass up their menu.
Despite their efforts to provide a highertier of menu options, customers keep on going back to the classic burgers and nuggets.
The Arch Deluxe was a burger released in thenineties and pitched as a burger for adults.
Because, you know, once you pass age 18, youbecome too good for a Big Mac.
So, what exactly does an adult burger looklike? The Arch Deluxe consisted of your traditionalburger ingredients, like a hamburger patty, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, but it also hadsome swankier ingredients, like a potato sesame bun, and a special mustard sauce thrown intothe mix.
The burger itself doesn’t sound half bad, but the marketing was bordering on pretentious.
And speaking of marketing, McDonald’s spentover $300 million dollars on advertising the Arch Deluxe.
In the end, that hefty investment wasn't worthit.
This gourmet burger never really caught onwith customers, possibly because it wasn't really brining anything new to the table.
It's a pretty basic burger.
Failed ad campaign aside, a lot of peopledid really love this burger, as it was a unique item on the menu.
That said not enough people were willing togive it a shot at the time, and a re-release under the name Archburger years later didnot take off either.
This unicorn of the McDonald's menu mightjust be gone forever now.
McSpagetti Yes, you heard right, McDonald’s once triedtheir hand at spaghetti.
Not only that, but McSpaghetti wasn’t eventheir only pasta dish.
Even though pasta is a relatively simple, quick to prepare meal option, it’s a bit of a stretch to try to sell it under the “fastfood” label.
And yet, back in the seventies, McDonald’stried very hard to pull It off.
They released three pasta dishes – lasagne, fettuccine alfredo, and spaghetti and tomato sauce.
These Italian meals were part of the restaurant’snew dinner menu.
The fact that you probably never knew thatMcDonald’s ever had a dinner menu tells you how well that went.
The dinner menu was nixed, and the pasta wentwith it.
Full, sit-down meals just aren’t what peopleare looking for when they go to a restaurant like McDonald’s.
If people want pasta they'll probably go to, you know, an Italian restaurant.
That said, the McSpagetti was actually wellliked by a lot of people! This remains true to this day, as even thoughMcDonald's has long discontinued the McSpagetti in America, it's still a fan favorite at McDonald'slocations in the Philipines! We hope this means we might see this one backin America some day! Tap that screen for another great video andto all our subscribers, thanks and be sure to ring that notification bell.