The Best Fast-Food Products That Aren't Available Anymore

Photo: Courtesy of Taco Bell.
It's no secret that food is one of the best categories for nostalgia. Who doesn't wax poetic about snack foods like Dunkaroos?

But not all of our favorite lost treats are from the '90s; the decades before and after those precious years also brought us plenty of fast food delights (and monstrosities). While not all of them will be missed — Burger King's Satisfries weren't the best idea, for example — there are some fast-food favorites we'd love to have back in our lives.

Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito, for example, has so many fans that the chain brought it back this past April for a limited time. Sure, you can still get the Beefy Fritos Burrito, but that doesn't have Flamin' Hot Fritos, which makes all the difference.

Click through to see which fast food items we hope will earn a revival soon — and let us know in the comments which discontinued item was your favorite.
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McDonald's Big 33 and McJordan Specials
Both of these burgers were essentially quarter-pounders with bacon and barbecue sauce.

You'd think these meals were left in the early '90s, when they were available at McDonald's. But in 2012, a jug of "McJordan BBQ Sauce" surfaced on eBay — complete with a 1992 expiration date.
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Wendy's Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty
For the past 10 years, Wendy's has offered two flavors of Frosty: vanilla and chocolate. But in 2007, it tried introducing the Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty, too. There were other flavors of Twisted Frosty, and M&Ms and Oreos mixed in, but the Coffee Toffee one has endured in fans' hearts.
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McDonald's BeefSteak Sandwich
We can't say this looks as appetizing as a burger. But it was available in the 1970s and 1980s, for customers looking for fast-food meat products in new shapes.
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Burger King Ribs
The ribs were a limited-release item in 2010 — but they were so popular that locations started running out of the ribs before the promotion was over.
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McDonald's Mint Ogre-Load McFlurry
This flavor was inspired by the release of one of the Shrek films — but some people thought the product's name was inappropriate.
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Taco Bell XXL Chalupa
These oversize chalupas, introduced in 2010, lived up to their name.
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McDonald's Pizza
You probably associate McDonald's with burgers and fries, but it once served pizza, too. The McPizza was available in 1979 and 1980, and then again from 1986 to 1992.
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Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's.
McDonald's Onion Nuggets
These '70s-era nuggets don't look particularly appetizing. But maybe people were enticed by the limited window of availability?
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Photo: Courtesy of Taco Bell.
Taco Bell Bell Beefer
The Bell Beefer looks like the sadder version of a hamburger. It's not much of a surprise that Taco Bell phased out the '70s-era sandwich to focus on other offerings.
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Burger King Cini-Minis
The breakfast treats were introduced in 1998, promising to offer the best part of the cinnamon roll (the center) in every bite. (If you're really craving mini cinnamon rolls, Cinnabon still offers its "BonBites.")
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McDonald's McDLT
In the '80s, Jason Alexander starred in an ad for this sandwich. It was, essentially, a deconstructed burger — the "cold toppings" came in one side of a styrofoam container, and the burger came in the other.

Ostensibly, the packaging was designed to keep the veggies from getting warm. But between the styrofoam's environmental impact and the fact that customers might not want to assemble their own meal, McDonald's stopped offering the McDLT in 1991.
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Wendy's Pitas
In 1997, Wendy's offered three pita sandwich varieties — chicken caesar, classic Greek, and garden veggie. The pitas were sold for roughly three years before being discontinued, according to Fortune.
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McDonald's McLean Deluxe
The "healthier" burger featured seaweed extract to help bind the meat together without the fat.
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McDonald's Arch Deluxe
You'll barely recognize a young Jessica Biel in this ad for the failed Arch Deluxe. The burger boasted an "adult" flavor and was topped with bacon, in addition to the usual fixings. It wasn't a success, though, despite the millions McDonald's spent to advertise it.
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Dairy Queen Breeze
This Blizzard alternative, offered in the '90s, was meant to be a healthier option. In the end, it wasn't worth it for the company to offer it — apparently, not enough customers ordered the Breeze before each batch went bad.
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McDonald's Chicken Fajitas
The fajitas were available in the 1990s, and featured green pepper, onion, tomato, and cheese, all wrapped up with chicken in a tortilla. An endeavoring fan creating a Change.org petition to bring the item back, but it only has 58 supporters.
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McDonald's Cheddar Melt
The Cheddar Melt was available in the United States in 1988 and 1989, and it was briefly reintroduced in 2004. As the name suggests, the sandwich featured melted cheddar cheese and grilled onions. And like Burger King's cheesy tots, the Cheddar Melt has a dedicated Facebook page for fans who hope it will make a comeback.
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McDonald's Chicken McBites
You probably remember the insanely catchy Fish McBites jingle, but McDonald's has also offered a chicken version in a variety of international markets. The Chicken McBites came in both a regular and a spicy version, which was available in the United States in 2012 and 2013. (The McBites, too, have a fan page on Facebook, though it's not as popular as the one for the Cheddar Melt.)

Chicken McBites are still on the McDonald's menu in Australia and New Zealand.
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Taco Bell Seafood Salad
When you think of Taco Bell, you probably don't think of seafood — but in the '80s, this innovative version of the taco salad was on its menu.
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Photo: Courtesy of Burger King.
Burger King Burger Shots
Chains like White Castle and Krystal are known for their pint-size burgers, but the novelty wasn't a success for Burger King. The sliders are no longer listed on Burger King's menu.

Back in 2008, Burger King introduced Burger Shots: miniature versions of its hamburgers. It wasn't the chain's first attempt at sliders, either — Burger King offered the similar Burger Bundles in the 1980s.
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Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's.
McDonald's Mighty Wings
McDonald's offered its Mighty Wings in 2013, but customers weren't into the fact that the wings resembled bony McNuggets. The prices were also a bit high at more than $1 per wing, The Huffington Post noted.
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Photo: Courtesy of Burger King.
Burger King Cheesy Tots
These tots were so beloved that for a limited time in 2013, Burger King brought them back. Then, the chain brought them back again this year, complete with a Napoleon Dynamite commercial.

The food still has a cult following, and there's even a dedicated Facebook group of fans who want the cheesy tots back on menus for good.
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Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's.
McDonald's Angus Burger
In 2009, McDonald's tested the Angus Third Pounder, a more deluxe burger than its other offerings. But the chain cut the offering from its menu in 2013, likely because it cost significantly more than its other items.
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Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's.
McDonald's McSalad Shakers
If you watched Super Size Me when it was released, you likely noticed that the "salads" available at McDonald's came in drink cups that were supposed to be shaken to distribute the dressing. The McSalad Shakers were introduced in 2000, before being replaced in 2003 by salads in traditional containers.
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Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's.
McDonald's Big 'N' Tasty
McDonald's added the Big 'N' Tasty burger to its menu in 2001 to compete with Burger King's Whopper. But in 2010, it announced it would be removing the Big 'N' Tasty from the menu.
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Photo: Courtesy of Quizno's.
Quizno's Flatbread Sammies
These beloved sandwiches cost just $2 each, and were introduced in 2007. But in 2012, Quizno's ditched the flatbreads. If you're looking for a miniature sandwich offering, the chain's current menu includes three "ciabatta toasties."
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Photo: Courtesy of Taco Bell.
Taco Bell Beefy Crunch Burrito
Like Burger King's cheesy tots, Taco Bell's beefy crunch burrito, introduced in 2010, has a dedicated social-media following hoping to bring it back. The fans may be the reason it was revived for a limited time earlier this year.
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Photo: Courtesy of Taco Bell.
Taco Bell Waffle Taco
The waffle taco, which Taco Bell rolled out in 2014, was a dream come true for anyone who grew up on frozen Eggos. The breakfast novelty combined breakfast proteins like eggs and meat with the goodness of a soft waffle.

Taco Bell still offers breakfast — but sadly, this treat isn't on the menu.
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Photo: Courtesy of Wendy's.
Wendy's Breakfast
To be clear, the Wendy's breakfast menu isn't entirely gone. Of its 5,800 stores, only about 400 of them serve breakfast, Business Insider explains.

The chain once offered its breakfast menu, which currently features items like a honey-butter chicken biscuit, nationwide, but it stopped doing so in 2013.
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