It’s time to jog your memory and remind you
of all the amazing fast food items that you can’t eat anymore since they disappeared this
past decade. Let’s hope at least a few of them make a return
sometime soon. Taco Bell sure knows how to break its customers’
hearts. Why else would the chain remove the most beloved
of all menu items? Let’s have a moment of silence for the Enchirito,
please. This Tex-Mex inspired burrito-enchilada combination
was delicious in all the right ways. It was a burrito covered in cheese, so how
could we not love it? The Enchirito had been on the national menu
since 1970 after being invented by a Taco Bell crew member. Even though it was taken off in 1993, it returned
only six years later. But then in 2013 it disappeared again, this
time perhaps for good. However, if you become a guru at Taco Bell’s
customizable ordering system, you can more or less hack the Enchirito. Just order a burrito supreme and ask for sides
of red sauce, nacho cheese, sour cream, and two sides of the three-cheese blend. Heat it up, combine it, and celebrate the
ultimate burrito hack. McDonald’s added the Big N’ Tasty to its national
menu in 2001. It was one of the few McDonald’s burgers to
include lettuce and tomato. It was also marketed as a rival to Burger
King’s Whopper, and for a while, it was doing a very good job at being just that. That was until the one-third pound Angus burgers
were introduced. They were quickly outselling the Big N’ Tasty,
despite being more expensive. Naturally enough, McDonald’s was going to
stick with the burger that was bringing in more money. As such, the Big N’ Tasty found itself replaced
in 2010 by…oatmeal. Yes, McDonald’s replaced the Big N’ Tasty,
a burger that was both big and tasty, with oatmeal, which is probably the saddest breakfast
to ever be served at McDonald’s. But if you’re a globetrotter who’s really
craving a Big N’ Tasty, it turns out that you can get them in various countries at various
times, but just not in the United States. However, you can still order a Big N’ Tasty
in America if you know some creative hacks. Start by ordering a Quarter Pounder with cheese,
requesting no ketchup or mustard, and topping it with lettuce, onion, tomato, and Big Mac
sauce. The Big N’ Tasty sauce was smokier than regular
Big Mac sauce, but it’s close enough that it will give you a fairly close duplicate,
though it’ll probably end up costing more than the original burger. It’s hard to believe that there was once a
time when there wasn’t bacon and a variety of different cheeses on burgers. Perhaps that’s why Wendy’s Bacon and Blue
burger was such a shock to customers. As the first fast food chain to have a blue
cheese-topped burger that was available nationwide, Wendy’s set the stage for fast food trends
to come all the way back in 2010. This was a luxury burger, what with its thick
applewood smoked bacon, real blue cheese crumbles, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato, and a creamy
steakhouse sauce. Alas, it was only with us for a limited time. Five years after the Bacon and Blue burger
joined and subsequently left Wendy’s menu, it returned for a limited time in 2015 on
a new brioche bun. However, some customers are still bitter that
the chain tends to get rid of its best sandwiches. Chances are we’ll see this burger again in
the future, maybe even at some point in 2020. It has been five years, after all. Imagine, if you would, a pillow of pizza,
two feet long and filled with all the standard toppings you know and love. That was the Big Italy pizza from Pizza Hut
in 2010. It was so large that it needed its own elongated
box and special-made white paper bag. It was only around for a short while, though,
disappearing soon after it was released. The Big Italy was created by stretching the
dough to its limits, giving the crust a thinner, crispier bite more similar to real Italian
pizza than what’s typically associated with Pizza Hut. Customers were torn on this one. Many confessed that they didn’t like how the
outer pieces had a thicker crust, while the middle pieces were thin and soggy. Also, the distribution of toppings was notoriously
poor, with the outer pieces barely getting any. On the flip side, some people loved it so
much that there was a Facebook group devoted to it. Its most recent posts from 2012 wondered if
the rumors of the Big Italy returning were true. Alas, they were not. Hot on the heels of Taco Bell’s wildly successful
Volcano Taco, the Volcano Burrito was a delicious package wrapped up in a tortilla that erupted
onto the scene in 2009. With its fried strips of tortilla, cheese,
beef, sour cream, and rice, it was for the most part a normal burrito. But there was a secret weapon that made it
so fiery and so utterly perfect. It’s why millions of people cried out in the
night when the Volcano Burrito was discontinued. The true loss of this travesty was Lava Sauce. It was essential to the Volcano Burrito and
to the entire Volcano menu. But Taco Bell cruelly ripped it from our taste
buds by eliminating it entirely in 2013. “A taste eruption like this won’t be active
for long.” There was a Change.org petition to bring back
the Volcano Burrito, but it didn’t lead to anything. Lava Sauce did return briefly in 2016 with
the limited-time only Volcano Quesarito, but if you still thirst after it, you’re pretty
much out of luck. Taco Bell, if you’re watching, we still miss
Lava Sauce! Upon first hearing the name “Pickle Fried
Chicken,” most people probably made a face of pure disgust. But while the name may have been weird, the
execution earned plenty of grins of satisfaction. This sandwich undoubtedly came from the pickle
trend of 2018. Launching on June 25, 2018, KFC’s Pickle Fried
Chicken took the chain’s fried chicken offerings, then it smothered them in a thick, creamy
buttermilk-based pickle sauce that contained dill, garlic, vinegar, and black and white
pepper. And the whole thing was topped with actual
pickles, of course. “There’s like a tanginess, but it’s not outright
pickle.” “So is that good?” “Uh-huh.” It was, honestly, very good. If you liked pickles even just a little bit,
you surely loved this sandwich. A perfect combination of buttery meets savory,
the pickle fried chicken won over both pickle lovers and the pickle-skeptical. The tragedy was, alas, that it was only around
for a limited time. A very limited time. As in, until-supplies-ran-out-at-your-local-KFC-limited-time. Pickle Fried Chicken, you’re dearly missed. Sometimes you need a little pep in your step,
and a spicy breakfast might just be the thing to help you along. At least, that’s what a lot of people were
thinking when it came to Chick-fil-A’s Spicy Chicken Biscuit. But when it was announced that it was being
discontinued in 2016, people had a monumental meltdown on social media. However, since it accounted for only a depressing
one half of one percent of breakfast sales, it was never going to the top of the breakfast
food charts. So Chick-fil-A removed this option from its
breakfast menu in favor of the new Egg-White Grill. In early 2019, the chain was testing a new
version of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit using its chicken strips, but it didn’t take hold,
as it’s currently not on the breakfast menu. While you can get the sandwich version for
lunch and dinner still, there’s apparently no room anymore at Chick-fil-A for spicy breakfast. Or, almost no room. It turns out that the Spicy Chicken Biscuit
isn’t entirely extinct, as there are 44 cities where you can still get it. It’s unclear what makes these specific locations
so blessed, but who’s up for a road trip to find out? French toast is one of those breakfasts that
was usually saved for a special occasion when you were growing up. “Okay, what do you want for breakfast?” “Some French toast.” “French toast? You want French toast, you got it.” Whenever you got to indulge in all that thick
bread soaked in eggs and milk that was then grilled to perfection before being drenched
in syrup, those were the days. When you’re an adult, French toast tends to
find its way into decadent, overpriced brunches, but there’s always just been something about
the simplicity of French toast that makes it so delicious. Perhaps that’s why Sonic decided to cash in
on that nostalgia and ring in 2015 with its French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich. A delicious combination of sweet and savory,
the French Toaster sandwiched eggs, cheese, and a choice of ham, bacon, or sausage between
two pieces of French toast. How’s that for a fast food breakfast? Someone even wrote an essay for Chowhound
about how he drove 20 miles to try it. Now that’s a testament to deliciousness! While it could be ordered throughout the day,
as breakfast is suitable at all hours, it was only available for a limited time. But that limited time wasn’t long enough,
as this is one item we desperately need back on Sonic’s menu. Customers sure do like making petitions for
menu items they’d like back. While a Change.org petition for Wendy’s Coffee
Toffee Twisted Frosty only has nine supporters, we’d like to think their hearts were in the
right place. After all, Wendy’s made sure to market this
spin on its classic Frosty towards the caffeine junkies, working adults, and the overly exhausted
who wanted something sweet. Also, it had a hilarious boy band-inspired
commercial and celebrity fans like Seth Green. This 2009 rendition of Wendy’s famous frozen
treat was infused with coffee syrup and toffee pieces, making for a drinkable dessert with
a nice mocha taste. It’s hard to hate a Frosty, and it’s unfathomable
to dislike a Frosty that has coffee and candy in it. Despite people really liking it and despite
its absolutely ridiculous name, it didn’t sell well and was discontinued in 2011, two
years after its reveal. Still, two years is a longer shelf life than
a lot of other dearly departed items. Taco Bell teased and hyped up its breakfast
offerings for quite a while before releasing them. Among the offerings was the slightly soggy,
but still delicious, Waffle Taco stuffed with egg and a choice of sausage or bacon. The entire idea of a taco made out of a waffle
is pure genius. Taco Bell knew what it was doing, sort of. Alas, the Waffle Taco was not long for this
world. A year after its national release, it was
sidelined for the Biscuit Taco in 2015. There are a couple of reasons why the Waffle
Taco is waffling no more. It wasn’t the best seller from the Taco Bell
breakfast menu, lagging behind the A.M. Crunchwrap. Also, Taco Bell was in a deep and vigorous
battle with McDonald’s that was dubbed “The Breakfast Wars.” McDonald’s had biscuits. And Taco Bell needed biscuits. So they said “adios” to waffles. “In terms of whether they can chip away at
McDonald’s market share, I think they definitely can, and I think that McDonald’s is worried
about that.” Taco Bell executives knew that while the Waffle
Taco was flashy and briefly got people’s attention, it didn’t hold their attention. Thus, the Waffle Taco did all the work, but
got none of the credit. McDonald’s Mighty Wings had a somewhat turbulent
history. Originally launched in 1990, they lasted on
the menu until 2003. They were re-released ten years later as a
limited edition item, and a limited edition item they remained. These bone-in chicken wings got high praise
for being larger than typical wings, as well as being moist and pretty darn tasty. However, the spicy breading was off-putting
to many customers. Also, there were complaints that the wings
weren’t easy to sauce. But since these were fast food wings, there’s
only so much people should’ve expected. They were also a bit expensive for McDonald’s,
with each wing costing roughly $1. The price may have been the kicker. The sales for Mighty Wings were 20 percent
lower than McDonald’s executives had expected, which probably inhibited any chance of them
becoming a permanent menu item. They were a gamble gone wrong, especially
since the company had over 10 million pounds of wings hanging out in storage. Mighty Wings returned in 2016 for a limited
time in Atlanta, but there’s been no sight of them since then. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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  1. Guys.. lets not forget the cheddar toasted chalupa from taco bell. That was a delicious taco i was only able to try once and will never forget.

  2. My aunt always called the big n tasty the big n nasty lmao one time she even went to McDonald’s and ordered as the big n nasty. My cousin liked the burger that’s why she would order it but she thought it was nasty lol

  3. Driving 20 miles for a breakfast sandwich is something to brag about? I live on an island in Alaska. We fly 1200 miles to Anchorage just to try some pizza or donuts…

  4. We used to eat at taco bell at least once a week. We Loved volcano tacos. When they pulled them off the menu I stopped going there. They easily lost 100$$ from this household every month. I didn't like Doritos tacos, way too much salt.

  5. Bring back the honey bbq wings from kfc and no I’m not talking about the fried chicken version I’m talking about the small wings and legs from 1995 I remember a box of 20 went for 10$ bring those back they were the best

  6. Wendy's portabella mushroom cheddar sauce burger was probably the best burger I've gotten at a fast food chain. I think it was limited time only and never a main menu stay though.

    Also chicken mcbites at McDonald's were better than their nuggets and strips. Plus it was a nice on the go meal since the packaging was basically a cup with sauce holders. I'd be happy if they brought back that package for their nuggets tbh

  7. Wendy's ghost pepper burger and ghost pepper fries
    Taco bells dare devil's burritos,chiken chalupa,flatbread quesadillas
    McDonalds habanero ranch sauce
    Quicktrip habanero taquitos

  8. Big Tasty still sells to this very day in the Middle East it is my favorite McDonald meal I don’t think i’ll be ordering McDonald if they remove it

  9. A few things I miss off the top of my head were The McDLT, was really good when you had to travel a ways back home to " Keep the Hot, hot and the cool, cool" also miss the old fried apple pies with that bubbly crispy crust. KFC has something similar, but just not quite the same. Also The Taco Bell, Bell Beefer. Oh yeah one of my favorites was the steak egg and cheese bagel any Mcky D's.

  10. I wish Wendy’s would bring back their,old hamburgers: juicy (meaning greasy) and with the commercial that said, “….your napkin is ore than just a decoration.”

  11. I'm pretty sure taco bell lava sauce is just kfc supercharger sauce which every kfc has in a huge abundance and you can order a pot of at least in the uk

  12. The fact that you excluded Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito is a crime. That was so popular that there's a huge campaign on Facebook and elsewhere to bring it back. Also, it's ironic that McDonald's Angus burgers contributed to the axing of the Big & Tasty, since the Angus burgers were later discontinued themselves. I wish Wendy's would bring their Frosty Floats back too, simply by virtue of being one of the only chains that served floats in any form (and A&W doesn't count, since they only serve root beer floats, not floats with any other soft drink.)

  13. In Milwaukee, you can get a spicy chicken biscuit if you have the app. Just swap out the chicken type. As for Taco Bell…they had the the waffle, they had the chicken…why didn’t they do chicken and waffle tacos?!

  14. ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THOSE WHO DIDNT KNOW: the spicy chicken biscuit is back I had one and it’s delicious thank goodness my chicy lay has one

  15. I miss the enchirito. The original one with corn tortillas, shredded cheese and olives on top, not the poor excuse that came later. I swear, Taco Bell and McDonalds are the two most frustrating fast food joints on the planet. Quality has plummeted over the years, and neither establishment gives a crap about what consumers want. I’ve come to dread eating at either of these places, and I enjoyed them in the past.

  16. You forgot Taco Bell’s taco light (lite) . It was on the menu for over a decade. A crispy flakey white tortilla shell filled with all the taco supreme items except it was bigger and it didn’t break apart when it was bitten into. Man I miss it.

  17. Taco bell cancelled the Meximelt. But you can make your own: Order the cheesy wrap, add beef, and pico sauce. Instant Meximelt. You'll have to remember this trick yourself, because Taco bell employees won't offer it up to you when you complain that the Meximelt isn't available.

  18. Yep. Taco Bell needs to bring back the Enchirito, Sonic needs to bring back the Hot Ham and Cheese sandwich, and Pizza Hut needs to bring back the Supreme hot sandwich. Now.

  19. The McDonalds Bacon Smokehouse Burger that was on the Signature Select menu is the saddest disappearance on the menu this last decade.

  20. Anybody remember the strawberry parfaits from Kentucky Fried Chicken? Yes I said it. Not KFC. This might be a little bit too far back for most of you. I remember those from the 80s.

  21. Where is the Whataburger chophouse cheddar burger I drove many miles to get this till they ran out of their sauces?

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