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10 Discontinued McDonald’s Items Customers Want Back

    10 Discontinued McDonald’s Items Customers Want Back

    McDonald’s would be nothing without the Big Mac. Since 1956, the renowned burger has graced the menu of the chain. Even better, consider the Chicken McNuggets, which debuted over four decades ago. While many of the fast-food chain’s menu items have been perennial favourites for decades, not all alternatives have succeeded.

    Over the past 68 years, McDonald’s has discontinued a significant number of menu items for various reasons, including minimal demand and operational difficulties. Menu item reductions affect certain patrons more severely than others; devoted supporters even organize petitions or fan pages to reintroduce their preferred fast-food choices.

    As McDonald’s cultivates customer anticipation for novel offerings, one might contemplate reminiscing over fast-food discoveries from previous years. Here are 19 discontinued McDonald’s products to assist you on your journey down memory lane.

    1.Snack Wraps

    The year 2016 was catastrophic for McDonald’s clientele. The chain subsequently eliminated Snack Wraps from the menu. Amid the seven years of mourning by supporters, McDonald’s has only recently provided a semblance of optimism.

    Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, announced intentions to reintroduce Snack Wraps under the McCrispy brand last month. Nevertheless, he stated that the menu item is “still in its infancy” in terms of development, so it remains uncertain when Snack Wrap enthusiasts can once again gnaw into one.

    2.McCafé Bakery Items

    In July 2023, following a three-year tenure on the menu, the chain discontinued the McCafé bakery items. A baked apple cake, a cinnamon roll, and a blueberry muffin were among the baked products on display.

    Fortunately, individuals with a penchant for sugar can still gratify their appetites with the chain’s frozen confections, such as McFlurries and baked apple pie, provided the ice cream machine is operational.

    3.Cinnamon Melts

    Beyond the discontinued cinnamon roll and apple pie, McDonald’s offered a variety of menu items containing cinnamon. The chain introduced Cinnamon Melts, alternatively referred to as “Cinnamelts,” in 2007. These dough portions were encased in an icing of cinnamon, sugar, and cream cheese.

    Although these deconstructed cinnamon rolls had their fair share of devotees, they ceased to exist approximately ten years later.

    4.Cheddar Melt

    Although this sandwich debuted on McDonald’s menus in 1988, it was quickly removed. The menu item reappeared posthumously in the 1990s, 2004; most recently, it was offered for a brief period in 2014.

    On a toasted rye bun, a quarter-pound beef patty was atop which were grilled scallions and a creamy cheddar cheese sauce.

    5.McSalad Shakers

    Although it may not be the first establishment that comes to mind when consuming a salad, McDonald’s has previously entered this market segment. The fast-food behemoth discontinued McSalad Shakers in 2003 after selling them in the early 2000s.

    These portable and practical salads were available in three distinct varieties—Garden, Chef, and Grilled Chicken Caesar—and were packaged in plastic cups.


    McDonald’s menu featured an assortment of verdant green items in addition to McSalad Shakers. The chain introduced salads to its menu in 2005; however, in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were removed from the menu, along with several other items.

    According to a statement by McDonald’s senior vice president of operations Bill Garrett, the organization eliminated these items in order to “simplify operations” and prioritize the provision of the chain’s most popular menu items.

    7.Grilled Chicken Sandwichn

    In recent years, McDonald’s menu offerings have been limited to breaded chicken sandwiches. This is because McDonald’s discontinued its broiled chicken sandwiches in 2020.

    8.Chicken Tenders

    Unfortunately, McNuggets remain on the menu. However, ordering chicken tenders instead of the original option seemed considerably more refined. In 2020, McDonald’s discontinued the Buttermilk Chicken Tenders, which debuted in 2017 alongside the salads and grilled chicken.

    9.All-Day Breakfast

    McDonald’s discontinued its all-day breakfast service in 2020, after its introduction in 2015. Although breakfast hours for the fast-food chain currently differ by location, McDonald’s website indicates that patrons can frequently order breakfast until 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. local time.

    10.Arch Deluxe

    During the 1990s, individuals who desired to appear sophisticated could have purchased an Arch Deluxe rather than a Big Mac. A quarter-pound beef patty was on a sesame seed bun accompanied by a mustard-mayonnaise sauce, cheese, peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, and scallions.

    “The Arch Deluxe was intended to be McDonald’s first foray into a better burger experience—a premium burger experience,” the burger’s creator, chef Andrew Selvaggio, later told Eater.

    Despite McDonald’s investment of $200 million in the burger’s marketing campaign, the product failed to meet the anticipated level of success. In 2000, the chain finally discontinued the Arch Deluxe.

    11. Big N’ Tasty

    During the late 1990s, McDonald’s piloted the Big N’ Tasty in select markets before introducing it to the entire country in 2000. This burger was designed as an alternative to Burger King’s Whopper and presented on a sesame seed bun. It featured a quarter-pound beef patty, ketchup, mayonnaise, onions, lettuce, dill pickle segments, and tomato.

    It was a conspicuous item on McDonald’s dollar menu for many years, but eventually, its price became prohibitive at that price. In 2010, the chain discontinued it permanently from its menu.

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