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10 Biggest Fast Food Failures Of All Time (Part 3)

December 26, 2019


The world of fast food is full of all kinds
of oddities that were meant to drive traffic into the store. Some of those oddities become
fan favorites, and they stick around as long as there’s a demand for them. Sometimes
those items fall flat, and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this list of the 10
Biggest Fast Food Failures Of All Time (Part 3). McDonald’s McLean Deluxe Anyone who goes to McDonald’s to eat healthily
is fooling themselves. It’s like someone saying they smoke light cigarettes to give their
lungs a break. You go to McDonald’s to fill up on all of life’s guilty pleasures. You
know what we’re talking about; salt, fat, and sugar. Those three things represent all
the major cravings that McDonald’s soothes in one bite. Why would anyone go to the golden
arches without the desire to have their arteries clogged bite after bite? It seems like a cruel
joke to play on someone by offering them healthy fast food. But, McDonald’s is guilty of doing
some pretty bizarre things – just like every other restaurant in its category. Are you
sitting down for this? The McLean Deluxe was McDonald’s attempt at serving health food.
The burger boasted 91% less fat than other premium sandwiches. That sounds like a good
idea. Doesn’t it? Well, it seems that fat is where the flavor is. You can’t take away
all the fat and produce something that tastes great. McDonald’s also put some seasonings
in it derived from seaweed. Nothing says out of control health kick like adding seaweed
to a burger. The sandwich wasn’t a hit, and it quickly faded away into obscurity. If you
washed down the sandwich with a diet Coke, you could kinda try to fool yourself into
thinking you were eating healthy. Dairy Queen Breeze We couldn’t let McDonald’s stand out in the
cold as the only fast-food giant who decided to go healthy on us. Dairy Queen, we’re looking
at you. No one goes to Dairy Queen with the intent on eating a healthy meal. How can you
dip your chicken tender in gravy and expect it to be anything other than unhealthy? It
looks like there are some people who might stop there for only a sweet treat and nothing
else. No, those people aren’t wierdos. They’re ordinary people who can somehow look past
the delicious burgers and only see a sweet and delightful treat. Those people have the
will power to conquer almost anything. Dairy Queen released a product called the Breeze
that wasn’t a big hit. Shocker? It shouldn’t be considering that this was a healthier version
of a Blizzard. The Breeze used frozen yogurt instead of soft-serve ice cream. We know,
don’t get mad at the messenger though. How could they do anything so crazy as to sell
something without their world-famous soft serve? Chalk it up to a bright idea made by
someone probably sitting in a giant corner office who probably brought yogurt to work
everyday for lunch. A Blizzard without their delicious ice cream is like a cone without
dip. And don’t get us started on people who don’t like their cone dipped in chocolate! Taco Bell’s Bell Beefer These days Taco Bell wants you to think outside
the bun. But there was once a time when they wanted you to think very much inside the bun.
The Bell Beefer was one of their first menu items. It came back in the ’90s and fizzled
out once again. You don’t go to Taco Bell for a burger! You go there because you want
something that isn’t a burger. It’s kind of like ordering the cheeseburger while getting
Chinese takeout. Sure, it’s on the menu, but that doesn’t mean you have to order it. The
reason it’s on the menu is that there’s that one oddball who ate glue in school but won’t
eat anything at all foreign to them. That one guy is the reason why burgers end up on
menus where they seem so out of place. It may come as a surprise to some of you that
the Bell Beefer does have a cult following online. Could it be because of its name? Say
Bell Beefer five times in a row while trying not to laugh. Go ahead, give it a shot, and
see what happens. There’s something funny about the name Bell Beefer, but that wasn’t
enough to get the sandwich to stick around. Wanna try the Bell Beefer today? Then you’ll
have to order a side of Taco Bell’s ground beef, a little cheese, and some onions to
put on a hamburger bun while at home. And try not to choke from laughing too hard while
saying Bell Beefer while you eat your homemade monstrosity. Pizza Hut Priazzo How can a company who churns out delicious
pies release anything that isn’t a total hit? Pizza hut launched what many think of as a
dud with the Priazzo. What is the Priazzo you ask? It’s a Chicago style deep dish pizza.
No, don’t you call it a casserole now. Deep dish is pizza and all those people in Chicago
know it. Can’t we allow hungry eaters to decide what is a pizza and what isn’t? Hopefully
the one thing we can all agree on is that pizza should never be eaten with a knife and
fork. What’s next, are we going to extend our pinky finger while taking a sip of cola
with that pizza? Anyways, what was the problem with the Priazzo? It certainly wasn’t the
flavor since it was a hit with the pizza-eating community. The problem was one that Pizza
Hut should’ve seen coming and that was the fact that the pizza took far too long to make.
The pizza was expensive to produce, and it wasn’t exactly a cinch for the people in the
kitchen to whip up. Pizza Hut isn’t fast food like it’s Yum! Brands cousins KFC and Taco
Bell, but customers still expect their pies to come to the table within a decent amount
of time. Pizza Hut nixed the Priazzo when delivery times suffered, leaving many hungry
people to scramble to find a comparable deep dish pizza. This could be the excuse you’re
looking for to plan that trip to Chicago. Frito Burrito by Taco Bell Anything with Fritos in it has to be good?
Right? How many of you ate taco boats as a kid that had Fritos instead of taco shells?
If you’ve never had it, then you’ve never lived frankly. A taco boat is one of those
things that changes a person’s life. Forget all of the things that people claim changes
their lives like getting married or having kids. No, Fritos served up with seasoned beef,
tomatoes, cheese, onions, and sour cream will impact your life like nothing else can. If
you aren’t from the American SouthWest, then you probably don’t know anything about Frito
pie either. It’s another concoction that features satisfying Mexican flavors with the added
crunch of Fritos. Should hang their head in sorrow. It was a chili cheese burrito that
also had Fritos in it. Did the chips get soggy? No, they didn’t. Because how can you stare
at something this delicious long enough for the chips to get soggy? You inhale the burrito
pronto while wondering if it would make you look too greedy to get up and order another
one right away. Sadly, you won’t be ordering any of these delicious burritos any time soon.
Hopefully, Taco Bell will bring back this menu item – it could get us one step closer
to world peace. Jack in the Box Frings Someone got paid to come up with this idea.
And think about that the next time you’re sitting at your job, thinking about how much
it sucks. Jack in the Box actually paid someone to come up with the idea of putting fries
and onion rings in the same bag. Yes, the thing that seems to naturally happen to almost
every restaurant that serves both onion rings and fries. You’ve had it happen to you at
least a dozen times when you’ve found a fry in your onion rings or vice versa. Someone
had the idea to combine those together and sell it. The idea in itself isn’t so bad as
restaurants have been doing it for quite some time. The oddity is that someone at their
corporate office had to present the idea as if it were unique. What’s the worst part
of this onion ring and fry combination? It was that they were called Frings. Come on,
can’t you get any more original than that? Jack in the Box customers don’t need to fret
over the fact that this menu item is long gone. If you really want some Frings, then
just ask for an order of both onion ring and fries. Mix up the two side dishes and feel
like you’re a culinary artist. Don’t say the word Frings around your friends, or they’ll
think you need to be put in a straightjacket and committed. Just trust us on that one. Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich Anyone fortunate enough to order breakfast
at a Burger King knows they have some of the tastiest morning grub around. Who can deny
that their CROISSAN’WICH is one of the most delicious breakfast sandwiches of all time?
It can stand toe to toe with McDonald’s McMuffin any day of the week. Yes, we know those are
fighting words to some people. No one is saying that one is better than the other. We’re just
saying that the CROISSAN’WICH and all the other Burger King breakfast sandwiches are
some mighty fine eating. But what was the problem with Burger King’s Enormous Omelet
Sandwich? Well, it was enormous. Could that be a problem in today’s world of supersized
everything? well, it apparently was to Burger King customers who felt that the sandwich
should come with a life insurance policy. We won’t bore you with all the nutritional
information about the sandwich. Let’s just say that the sandwich packed far too many
calories than what the average fast-food customer can stomach. That’s saying a lot, but anyone
who expects differently from a sandwich that has enormous in its name has lost touch with
reality. McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Do you ever go to McDonald’s and want a more
sophisticated burger? No, you don’t. No one does, and McDonald’s didn’t realize that.
The ’90s were ripe with companies doing all kinds of crazy stuff that make people scratch
their heads to this day. Fruitopia? Was that just a knock off of Snapple? Let’s not get
into that debate here as we’re not looking to pick a fight with anyone. However, McDonald’s
whiffed big-time with its Arch Deluxe sandwich. Sure, it was a flavor bomb of satisfaction
for anyone who was seeking sophistication. The problem was, no McDonald’s customers were
seeking such a thing. Are you watching this in a country outside of the United States
of America? If so, then you may have seen the Arch Deluxe on the menu at your local
McDonald’s. What does that say about the people of your country? It means that you’re ready
for McDonald’s to get all sophisticated on you. Anyone who can get the Arch Deluxe should
consider themselves living in an advanced society where the palates of people are very
refined. But this sandwich sticks out as a dud since McDonald’s spent so much money promoting
it. Shouldn’t they have seen this coming? You can’t blame Ronald McDonald for wanting
to expand the flavor horizons of his customers. You can however wonder if he got a little
too close to the grill before thinking it was a good idea to release this sandwich to
the public. Who knows, maybe fifty years down the line, we’ll all be sophisticated enough
to enjoy this culinary masterpiece. Wendy’s Frescata You can’t blame Wendy’s for wanting to cash
in on the freshness craze. Subway at the time was seen as a healthy alternative to fast
food that the public seemed to take hold of. It didn’t hurt that Subway sandwich shops
were popping up all over the place. And it wouldn’t be long before there were more Subway
restaurants than McDonald’s. Wendy’s rolled out the Frescata sandwich and received lackluster
feedback about them. The public seemed to like having a healthier alternative, but the
drawback was that they took longer to prepare than the average burger. You go to fast food
joints because, well, they’re fast. It took too much time for the people in the kitchen
to make a Frescata. That’s what pushed the sandwich off the menu in the long run. It
might not have been a massive hit with the public, but it was the slowing down of delivery
times of everything else that made the Frescata go the way of the dodo bird. Burger King Burger Bundles Every burger joint wants to have a slider
that’s quick and easy to eat. Burger King is no different, and that’s why they introduced
Burger Bundles. Imagine enjoying Burger King’s already delicious cheeseburgers but in a smaller
form. That’s essentially what a Burger Bundle was, and it didn’t take long before they became
a hit. Those who liked these miniature burgers the most were college students and those on
the go. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a small sandwich is easier to eat
while you’re driving. It wouldn’t be too surprising if many a trucker got a sack of Burger Bundles
and munched on them in between talking on their CB radio while driving. So what did
in the Burger Bundles? It was another case of corporate headquarters, not understanding
what it takes to prepare their food. The burgers were too small and would end up sliding off
of the grill. Burger King is world-famous for their charbroiled burgers, and the burgers
would fall off the grill and into oblivion. The sandwiches proved far too difficult for
kitchen staff to prepare, and they were eventually taken off the menu. It looks like if you’ve
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