We’ve permanently lost access to many beloved restaurant menu items. When it came to surviving the coronavirus shutdowns, fast food chains had to think things through and simplify operations by drastically reducing menus. Some even have closed several places Where filed for bankruptcy.
Here are some of the latest and greatest fast-food and fast-casual restaurant menu items we lost for good in 2020.
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In a blow to many, KFC recently pulled the beloved potato peelings from the menu and replaced them with secret recipe fries. And while there’s no way these fries aren’t delicious — they’re coated in the chain’s 11 signature spices and herbs — fans will need time to come to terms with the loss of this iconic side dish. Want to nurture the nostalgia? here are the 19 Abandoned Fast Food Items We Miss The Most.
To streamline its sandwich offering during the pandemic, Subway has decided to permanently remove one of the most popular sandwiches from the menu. The sad news about the roast chicken sandwich has shocked fans and employees alike, as some of the less popular dishes remain on the menu. Without forgetting, the chain too I just removed his most popular sandwich offering.
In fact, not only did Subway remove its beloved rotisserie chicken option, but another sandwich that got the permanent ax was roast beef. Once again the fans couldn’t handle it.
During the pandemic, the burger chain announced a temporarily limited menu to facilitate kitchen staff operations. Several menu items have been temporarily removed, including Chicago-style hot dogs. It’s an understandable decision for a company that has built its fast-food reputation on burgers to want to cut back and focus its menu during times of uncertainty. And while change isn’t meant to be permanent, once a dish is off the menu it’s hard to bring it back, especially since the restaurant is constantly innovating and test new menu options.
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Shake Shack’s ice cream desserts also didn’t survive the pruning of the pandemic menu. The beloved creamy treats filled with toppings are currently unavailable. Whether they will ever be brought back remains to be seen. Here is our list of The Best and Worst Frozen Fast Food Desserts.
robin is one of many burger joints that suffered huge sales losses during the mandatory restaurant closings. To rebound quickly, the chain decided to remove 55 dishes from the menu. Although there are too many lost items to list here, it is worth mentioning that fan favorites like Chili Chili Cheeseburger and Tavern Double were among the dishes that were gone forever. here are some more burger chains threatened with closure.
Just two years ago, Zinburger was a rising star in the world of gourmet burgers and was even named one of the top 50 emerging restaurant chains by an industry insider magazine. However, the wine and burger chain is permanently closing 18 of its 24 locations due to the pandemic. That means gourmet burgers are about to go extinct very soon. Here is 7 More Regional Fast Food Chains You May Never See Again.
It seems McDonald’s has weathered the beatings better than most during the pandemic, but it hasn’t come without sacrifices. The chain has announced several drastic menu changes since the start of 2019, and in an effort to streamline its chicken offerings, the chain has removed its grilled chicken sandwiches and chicken fingers from the menu (the good old McNuggets are still available , however). Although these cuts are meant to be temporary, the chain has been extremely careful with returning items to the limited menu, so this may be the end for those two items.
Breakfast was a major area where McDonald’s tried to cut its losses. Because breakfast sales have slowed during the pandemic, the company has changed the breakfast menu to a bare minimum and limited its availability to morning hours. And while some think that breakfast all day can be gone for good, the menu can also stick to best-selling options, like McMuffins. This could mean that McD’s currently unavailable bagel items and yogurt parfaits are gone for good.
Although salads aren’t the first thing we think of when we think of McD’s, it was nice to have the option to order them at Golden Arches. But that option is now gone as the channel recently announced that it the indefinite cessation of the sale of salads.
IHOP is another chain that made huge changes to the menu last year. After the chain minimize menu, literally and figuratively, several fan favorites were left behind. Gone forever are the pancake sliders, the simple and adapted omelettes, the chicken Florentine pancakes and, even worse, the banana and nutella pancakes.
How can you lose something you never had? If McDonald’s cut a new burger from the menu even before the chain unrolls it completely, that’s how it is. The burger giant ventured into the plant-based meat space with a burger featuring a Beyond Meat patty that was available as part of a trial in Canada. The company planned to roll out the new burger in the United States, but the chain ended those plans.
Even former President Obama tried famous bipartisan tacos at Torchy’s in 2016. But in 2020, the chain has quietly done away with Republican and Independent tacos for good. The Democrat taco is still on the menu, but Torchy said the decision had nothing to do with politics — the two canceled tacos were simply the worst-selling items.
Several Disney World Resorts began reopening in June, but most of its restaurants would be back with limited menu offerings. Many popular items at several restaurants in the parks have been removed during the pandemic, but the hardest blow may come from learning that the Plaza restaurant would no longer offer the unlimited milkshake option. Also, Disney World just opened the world’s most breathtaking McDonald’s.
In January, Chick-fil-A removed six of its menu items to make way for spicier counterparts. The original Chick-n-Strips were therefore replaced by the Spicy Chick-n-Strips, along with the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich and the Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit. Some other items that got the boot were side salads and several breakfast items.
Panera added pizza to their menu, but it did not come without cost. The loved one The Tuscan chicken sandwich is nowhere to be found.
For a short time, McDonald’s tried to compete with Wendy’s and Burger King by offering spicy chicken nuggets. But spicy nuggets are no longer available at McDonald’s and Burger King. And McDonald’s Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders are also gone.
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