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When it comes to McDonald’s, we’ve looked
at some of the discontinued menu items that people still remember fondly, and some people
even went as far as signing petitions to have them brought back. That’s what we call passion. Now we delve even further into that interesting
list of unforgettable items that McDonald’s, for some reason only known to the top tier
in the company, decided to pull off the menu to the dismay of its loyal fans the world
over. Here are 10 canceled McDonald’s items that
people still talk about. Part 2. McPizza OK, we’re going to go out on a limb here
and answer the question on everyone’s mind. The one about why on earth would anyone think
that a pizza in a fast food outlet is such a bad idea that they would pull it off the
regular menu. Let’s start from the beginning. Back in the late 1980s when life was much
simpler and the mullet was a guy’s way of making a statement, McDonald’s decided to
introduce pizza to the menu. And it was an instant hit with the customers. People loved it. And what’s there not to love? The cheese was real, the ingredients were
fresh, and the sauce was something to die for. It was quite popular even when some people
complained about the time it took for them to get their pies. But most people didn’t mind. Then in the early 1990s and after more than
a decade of passionate love, the beloved McPizza disappeared. Just like that, it was gone. No longer could you walk into your favorite
outlet and confidently order a pie and sit patiently waiting for it to be baked fresh
and delivered to you. No reason was given. But many tend to think that the waiting time
was just too long for customers. And as we all know, no business likes to have
lines of customers waiting around because their order was still in the oven. But some outlets continued to serve McPizza. And as recent as 2017, there were three locations
in the US still serving this delicious pizza. That is, until strict orders came from the
top to cut it out and shut down the pizza thing. We still yearn for it, though. Cheddar Melt When you look at this sandwich, you might
not be thinking about everyones favorite “The Big Mac” but this didn’t stop it from
becoming a popular alternative. And for this reason people have gone on Facebook
demanding the return of the Cheddar Melt, even though this fast food delight has ceased
to exist on McDonald’s regular menu since the 1990s. You’d think people would have forgotten
about it and moved on. But no. Some are still campaigning with a fiery hunger
in their hearts (and their stomachs) for the return of the dearly departed. Why the passion and fondness, you might ask? Well, it might have to do with the beef burger
with a crown of yummy onions fried in butter with a dash of teriyaki sauce. All that was smothered with cheese sauce that,
when mixed with the burger in your mouth, triggered endorphins in your brain. Which might explain why people still miss
it after all these years. The thing is, though, the whole time the cheddar
melt was being served on the regular menu, no more than a couple of years at most, it
wasn’t that successful. After a shaky start, the item started to disappear
from the menus only to appear in other countries like Brazil. So if customers didn’t like it, why are
people petitioning to bring it back on Facebook? Your guess is as good as mine. McWrap Back in 2013, McDonald’s decided to introduce
a Mexican-style menu item and called it the McWrap. It cost $3.99 which was rather pricey at the
time for many customers, but it was McDonald’s way to take on Subway. You know how the war between fast food chains
flares and simmers all the time. So what was in this item and why didn’t
it make it? You have a wrap, stuffed with chicken, which
comes in two varieties: either grilled or deep fried. All wrapped nicely with salad and special
sauce. You can also have it as Chicken & Bacon, Chicken
& Ranch, or Sweet Chilli Chicken. And it was healthy too. The whole thing had about 360 to 600 calories
depending on the option you chose. So why did a healthy item like that disappear
and disappoint millions of people? Blame it on the millennials. No, seriously, that was the main reason given
at the time. It was said that millennials had killed the
McWrap, in the sense that it had been initially created specifically for them, but didn’t
quite hit the mark. Rumor had it that millennials didn’t like
the sandwich, which was dubbed the “Subway buster” at the time it was launched, because
they weren’t trying to get healthy food at McDonald’s of all places. Another reason was the steep price. The whole affair only lasted for three years
between 2013 and 2016. After that, the McWrap was no more. We still miss it though. Cinnamon Rolls In the beginning, they were called cinnamon
rolls. Then McDonald’s, not having the success
they had hoped these little delightful pinwheels would achieve among customers, decided to
replace them with cinnamon melts. In both cases, the items had failed to gain
traction or ignite people’s imagination. Now it’s not clear why these delicious fluffy
bites had found it difficult to chart their way into the hearts of the loyal customers. Some blamed it on poor advertising. Others pointed the finger at the disastrous
decision to pull the cinnamon rolls before they had enough time to register with people’s
palates and taste buds. Well, to be fair, the cinnamon rolls remained
on the menu for 3 whole years before they were replaced with the cinnamon melts. And 3 years is plenty of time for everyone
to have tried them at least once. Years after they have been discontinued, you’d
find people asking on online forums about those yummy desserts. Which goes to show that no item, no matter
how dismal its performance, is a total failure. You’d still have people coming to ask about
it years down the line. Which also says something about the loyal
fans. They don’t forget their favorite menu items
easily. Chicken McBites They had a short life on the menu in the US
but they left a good impression on the fast food chain fans. For a beautiful year, McDonald’s put that
exquisite item on its menu as an experiment. It’s not clear why they disappeared though. They still sell like hotcakes in other parts
of the world. Which just goes to show that McDonald’s
works in mysterious ways. Chicken McBites, as the name implies, were
little bites of delicious chicken smothered in the sauce of your choice. You could have honey mustard, sweet ‘n sour,
creamy ranch, tangy barbeque, honey sauce, spicy buffalo, or sweet chili. And it’s hard to tell which of these sauces
made the little pieces of chicken delight taste better. They all brought joy and ecstasy to your mouth
and your whole life in general. So what happened to them? Well, according to the powers that be in the
fast-food chain, Chicken McBites were introduced as a limited offer in the US market. Think of them as a bonus round, in the video
game parlance. Still, you’d think they would have become
a permanent fixture in the menu if they were so yummy. Only there were other factors that contributed
to their demise. One of those was the steep price. For many customers, it was cheaper to get
the McNuggets. They’re still served in Australia though. Which makes visiting Down Under all the more
compelling. Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich This one is an oldie and I’m not sure if
it’s a goody. Back in the 1970s, chopped beefsteak was all
the rage in diners, cafes, concessions, and fast food joints all over the major metropolises
around the world. And McDonald’s, not wanting to be left out
of the beefsteak gravy train, took a head-first plunge. This highly unhealthy item was best served
with fried onions. For the sake of your arteries, this sandwich
should have been a hard no, but back in the ‘70s life was much simpler and most people
were daredevils who had no fear of tomorrow or heart attacks. You should have seen the way they chain-smoked. But back to our sandwich. It was a hamburger-like thing in a bun with
a generous helping of fried onions and magic sauce. It’s important to stress here that McDonald’s
never took this chopped beefsteak fad seriously. They knew that it would pass and people would
be clamoring back over chicken once again. That’s why the Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich
was introduced as a test product and it never made it past that stage. Despite the marketing campaign and the few
ads left on YouTube, there’s no indication the sandwich was marked for a long shelf-life. And sure enough, as soon as the bubble of
chopped beefsteak and fried onion burst (after an unspecified number of arteries were hardened
as a result), people went back to the McNuggets and Big Macs. And McDonald’s unceremoniously ditched its
own sandwich. Shakin’ Fries For a while between 2014 and 2015, McDonald’s
tried to shake things up and add a little excitement to a menu that was staggering on
the brink of boredom and stagnation. How to do that? Well, take the good old fries for example. For years they have been served the same way. Slender sticks of salted fried potatoes that
have a uniform unappealing color. Now if we give the customer the choice to
add a different flavor to those fries, maybe they will come alive in their mouths. And so it began. Throughout the US, one city after another
started testing this novel idea: the makeover of the old fries. It was given a secret code name and like all
secrets, it never made it past the meeting rooms at the top echelons of the fast food
empire. The three flavors were Garlic Parmesan, Spicy
Buffalo, and Zesty Ranch. When you ordered the fries, you got a packet
of your chosen flavor with the bag. You tore the packet and poured the contents
over the fries then ate the flavored fries. Simple, right? Yes, and messy too. Which probably explains why this bold new
idea didn’t fly. A version of these fries is sometimes given
a limited re-release, the most recent resurgence being in late 2018 – so, if you’re into
the concept of garlicky, seasoned fries that you’re best off eating with a fork, perhaps
you have a chance after all. BIG XTRA Often mistakenly confused with the Big ‘n
Tasty, the Big Xtra was also released in 1997 but was originally only available in the Northeastern
United States. The main difference between the two burgers
was the size. The Big Xtra (or MBX) had a unique blend of
spices added to a bigger 4.5 ounce patty. The seasoned beef came on a sesame-seed bun,
topped with lettuce, tomato and a special ketchup-mayonnaise sauce. Both burgers were part of Mickey D’s direct
assault on the Burger King Whopper. While some people still swear by the Big Xtra
and consider it the best sandwich to ever be churned out by the McDonald’s machine,
others have gone all their lives without hearing about the blessed thing. Once the Big ‘n Tasty was rolled out nationally
in 2000, the MBX disappeared from the United States. Some are calling for its immediate return,
while others are probably just eating BK Whoppers. If you’re desperate to try one, you can still
find them at select McDonald’s …in Walmarts …in Canada. McDonald’s Mighty Wings There are so many jokes to dish out at this
item but what’s the point of beating a dead chicken. You know what they say about how the mighty
fall? This one fell spectacularly. It soared and soared but mighty as these wings
were, they couldn’t just pull all that heavy price up to the peaks of profitability that
make up corporate execs’ biggest dreams. As usual, the Mighty Wings were introduced
as a limited-time offer. You know like a test balloon. You put it out there and see how customers
will react to it. Will they take the bait and get hooked or
would they shun it? And shun it they did. Now to be fair, the Mighty Wings were worthy
of the name in every respect. They were yummy, big, and came covered with
a spicy breading. After a few test runs in a few locations,
they were met with an enthusiasm which prompted the company to expand the network of outlets
serving them. Alas, the novelty wore off quickly and people
decided that the pricey things were just too much to have regularly. McDonaldland Cookies Just like Disneyland and Graceland, there
was also a McDonaldland. A Golden Arches fantasy world that featured
characters such as Ronald McDonald, Hamburgler and Mayor McCheese. These mascots were the stars of many a McDonald’s
commercial. So what is the next step for any TV star? Why, getting your face on a cookie of course. These cookies were popular among the Gen Xers
in their formative years. I guess back in the 1970s children were easy
to entertain. McDonald’s decided to give them cookies
in the shape of their favorite characters. Ronald, Grimace, Officer Big Mac and others
were served as a form of dessert and kids were devouring them with gusto. Sadly after the demise of the McDonaldland
concept, due to a lawsuit that cost the company a cool one million dollars in the ‘70s,
many of the favorite characters disappeared. Eventually, the internet was turned on and
kids found other ways of entertainment, and the cookies just lost their appeal. Gone but not forgotten, these delicious cookies
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