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    10 Discontinued McDonald's Food Items that Devastated America (Part 2)

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    McDonald’s has come up with some iconic food items But not every new product can be the next Big Mac

    The fast food chain has come up with some strange and risky food items in its over sixty years Here are 10 Discontinued McDonald's Food Items that Devastated America Eggs Benedict McMuffin Brunch is in There’s nothing trendier than going out with the gang on a Sunday morning for crepes, waffles, and, one of the most popular brunch dishes out there, Eggs Benedict There are several different versions of this breakfast 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-lot of people would list as their favorite brunch food, you'd think McDonald's would go all out to release this to the masses Instead, McDonald’s decided to take on this brunch staple, in what has to be the most unusual way To "celebrate" the release of the Disney movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire, McDonald's released an Eggs Benedict McMuffin In what has to be one of the most head scratching McDonald's movie tie in promotions, the sandwich just failed to appeal to the masses If you were looking for the full Eggs Benedict experience, this wasn't going to cut it

    But for those of us who liked the added flavors to our already delicious Egg McMuffins, this sandwich was actually amazing! It's just too bad this one barely stuck around long enough for most people to even be able to try it McSalad Shakers Before McDonald’s current Premium Salad line hit restaurants everywhere, there were McSalad Shakers This was McDonald’s previous attempt at adding healthier options to their menu, and one they took a rather unconventional approach to There were three different varieties of McSalad Shakers available: Garden Salad, Chef’s Salad, and Grilled Chicken Salad They were regular salads, but they were packaged in large, plastic cups instead of bowls

    The idea was that this makes it easier to mix 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 completely on being "shakable" is a little odd, but they get points for originality, right? The McSalad Shakers packaging was also way more convenient for to-go orders, as it could actually fit in your car’s cupholder Apparently, the fun and convenience weren’t as obvious to everyone else as it is to us, because McSalad Shakers didn’t sell well at all

    Now we’re stuck with boring, bulky salads Where’s the fun in that? Superhero Burger McDonald’s Superhero Burger, was released in the mid-nineties as part of a promotion for the infamous film, Batman Forever That’s not exactly a movie you want something on your menu associated with Whether or not the fact that the film bombed had anything to do with it, we can’t really say, but the Superhero Burger didn’t get anywhere close to popular While the film is passionately hated by many judging 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 slices of American cheese, and not one, not two, but three beef patties We’re not sure exactly how it ties into the superhero theme, other than being released around the same time as a Batman movie It may be due to the fact that it’s packed with protein All that cheese and beef, it’s the kind of thing a superhero would wolf down after a long night of fighting crime

    McDonald's made another attempt to promote super hero burgers over in China For the 2017 release of the movie "Justice League" McDonald's in China released 2 super hero burgers, the Superman Burger and the Batwich, both of which looked interesting, but are said to not be the best tasting, which is a shame for all of us McDonald's and DC comics fans McStuffins To be perfectly honest, many passed on McStuffins and 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 hesitate to end the production of this nineties fast food item when it didn’t sell as well as expected

    McStuffins were McDonald’s take on hot pockets, which were all the rage back in the nineties They were sold in 4 varieties, barbeque style chicken, chicken terikaki, pepperoni pizza and philly beef and cheese See what we mean when we say this actually sounds good? Despite its promise, McStuffins just weren’t a hit with customers Maybe hot pockets just weren’t what clients were looking for To be fair, it’s kind of a weird thing for a fast food restaurant to be selling

    Lack of popularity could also be attributed to 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 worst thing if McDonald’s felt the urge to revamp their McStuffins Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich McDonald’s introduced the Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich in the early eighties and, due to poor sales, pulled it just a few years later This isn’t all that surprising when you consider everything this sandwich had going against it It was only available after 4 pm, it was significantly more expensive than a regular burger from McDonald’s, and it was really only ever going to appeal to a very niche audience

    Take all that together and, well, this is one discontinuation everyone should have seen coming The Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich was pitched as a “long burger”, and it resembled a sub more than it did a burger It actually looked similar to the McRib, just significantly less saucy The sandwich was made up of a long hamburger patty topped with onions The condiment? McDonald’s special steak sauce The restaurant marketed the Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich as the perfect companion for another of their more questionable food items, a side dish known as Onion Nuggets Onion Nuggets were basically just onion rings in the shape of a chicken nugget

    They were eventually discontinued as well If you ask us, that pairing makes for a lot of onion in one meal, but to each his own McSoup Many people would agree that fast food is the ultimate comfort food You know what else is a classic comfort food? Soup So, in a way, it makes sense that McDonalds would try their hand at soup

    But, on the other hand, it was a pretty weird move for a restaurant chain known for its burgers and fries While some customers didn’t look kindly upon the McSoup, some customers loved it! It is after all, McDonald's didn't actually make 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 hot Campbell'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 weirdest product McDonald’s – or any fast food chain, for that matter – has ever come up with All we have to say is you should be very grateful that the Beyond Beef burgers of this day and age are what they are Because, in the sixties, this was the best they could come up with The Hula Burger was released as a vegetarian alternative that could be enjoyed during Lent, a period when practicing Catholics are supposed to cut meat from their diet In between the Hula Burger’s regular hamburger buns were two pieces of American cheese and a thick slice of grilled

    pineapple If you thought Hawaiian pizza was bad, the Hula 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 when you think “meat alternative”

    No one is surprised to hear that this original veggie burger was not a roaring success As weird as it is, we can’t help but wonder what 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, sold only during the summer months It was basically McDonald’s take on the lobster roll The McLobster was definitely off-brand for the fast food chain, but it got surprisingly popular after its release in the early nineties It’s not the Big Mac or anything, but the McLobster has its fans A cult following, if you will

    The McLobster was made up of a giant hotdog bun stuffed with Atlantic lobster, shredded lettuce and a specialty “lobster sauce” It’s by no means the best lobster roll on the east coast but, considering it’s from McDonald’s, the consensus is that the McLobster exceeded expectations Seeing lobster on the McDonald’s menu was confusing to say the least But still, fans of the sandwich highly anticipated the McLobster’s return each year Unfortunately, in the mid-2010s, these fans were 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 Canadian scene, but it continues to be elusive in the United States Whether or not it’ll return to American menus remains to be seen It’s definitely not McDonald’s most popular menu item, but there are people who would be disappointed if this really is the end of the McLobster Arch Deluxe More than once, McDonald’s has tried to class up their menu

    Despite their efforts to provide a higher tier of menu options, customers keep on going back to the classic burgers and nuggets The Arch Deluxe was a burger released in the nineties and pitched as a burger for adults Because, you know, once you pass age 18, you become too good for a Big Mac So, what exactly does an adult burger look like? The Arch Deluxe consisted of your traditional burger ingredients, like a hamburger patty, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, but it also had some swankier ingredients, like a potato sesame bun, and a special mustard sauce thrown into the mix The burger itself doesn’t sound half bad, but the marketing was bordering on pretentious

    And speaking of marketing, McDonald’s spent over $300 million dollars on advertising the Arch Deluxe In the end, that hefty investment wasn't worth it This gourmet burger never really caught on with 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 people did really love this burger, as it was a unique item on the menu

    That said not enough people were willing to give it a shot at the time, and a re-release under the name Archburger years later did not take off either This unicorn of the McDonald's menu might just be gone forever now McSpagetti Yes, you heard right, McDonald’s once tried their hand at spaghetti Not only that, but McSpaghetti wasn’t even their 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 “fast food” label

    And yet, back in the seventies, McDonald’s tried 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’s new dinner menu The fact that you probably never knew that McDonald’s ever had a dinner menu tells you how well that went The dinner menu was nixed, and the pasta went with it

    Full, sit-down meals just aren’t what people are 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 well liked by a lot of people! This remains true to this day, as even though McDonald's has long discontinued the McSpagetti in America, it's still a fan favorite at McDonald's locations in the Philipines! We hope this means we might see this one back in America some day! Tap that screen for another great video and to all our subscribers, thanks and be sure to ring that notification bell

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