10 memorable McDonald's discontinued menu items

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Ever try an Onion Nugget?
As we researched this week's cover story on Buffalo wings, we stumbled across all kinds of fun facts--including some fast-food products that were flash-in-the-pan ideas, or generally ill-advised. Perhaps some of these blasts from the past even made an appearance in your childhood. Here are the 10 most memorable Mickey D's discontinued menu items:





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Maharaja Mac
Since beef isn't popular in India, McDonald's introduced the Maharaja Mac--a Bic Mac made with mutton and a spicy sauce. It was discontinued, but the Chicken Maharaja Mac is still around.












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This is Bill Wennington. We couldn't find a pic of his sandwich
Beef Wennington
Only offered during 1998 and 1999, the Beef Wennington was named after Chicago Bulls basketball player Bill Wennington. The burger had a single beef patty, cheese, onions, barbecue sauce, and a slice of Canadian bacon.








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Hulaburger
Ray Kroc invented the Hulaburger for Catholics not allowed to eat meat on Fridays during Lent. Instead of a beef patty, the sandwich had a grilled pineapple. The Hulaburger was test-marketed in 1963.


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Damiancampbell666
Damiancampbell666

What about seasoned fries, as a kid I remember getting a happy meal and in the meal came with a seasoning pack and you were to take the toy and burger/nuggets/pizza out and put the fries in and seasoning and close the bag and shake, that was the best fries ever

bri-bri
bri-bri

McHotDog: the Japanese reads "200% tasty!"

The also-defunct McLean Deluxe contained carrageenan, a seaweed extract. Malcolm Gladwell's Hair wrote about the MLD's development in the New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/archi...

The carrageenan-based burgers regularly beat traditional 20% fat burgers in blind taste tests. Gladwell's contention is that the MLD failed precisely because it was marketed as low-fat. Good reading!

Honestly
Honestly

The McDLT jingle is still in my head, all these years later.

Rachel Hutton
Rachel Hutton

When I was in high school, and a proud member of our alt-quarterly news magazine, Tangents (local artist Adam Turman is the organization's most famous alum!), we once ran a great cartoon that depicted the school building as a McDLT, which kept "the hot side hot and the cool side cool." Ahh, the memories...

Pogue58
Pogue58

What was their seaweed burger called?

Honestly
Honestly

The Japanese on the McHotdog ad seems to narrow down where they were sold...

lol
lol

noooo body knows ooooooh

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