A Look at the Most Vile Discontinued Fast Food Items

By Jack Ripley | January 2, 2024

McDonald's Hula Burger

Welcome to our gallery exploring a nostalgic journey through the intriguing world of discontinued fast-food items that pushed the boundaries of what customers wanted to eat. There's a chance that you remember some of these items but consider yourself lucky if these passed you by. Join us as we delve deeper into the stories behind these discontinued fast-food items, reminiscing about the flavors, controversies, and memories they created. Continue reading to uncover more intriguing tales from the world of fast food innovation and share in the nostalgia that these remarkable creations evoke.

Indulge your curiosity and continue reading to discover more about these unforgettable fast-food items that challenged conventions and captured our attention. Explore the unique stories and flavors that defined a generation. Let's embark on this nostalgic and calorie-filled journey together.

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In the 1960s, McDonald's was looking for a way to appeal to a wider range of customers. The chain had already found success with its Filet-O-Fish, a fish sandwich that was popular with Catholics during Lent. In 1962, McDonald's introduced the Hula Burger, a meatless burger alternative that was made with a patty of shredded cabbage and a slice of cheese.

The Hula Burger was not a huge success, but it did help McDonald's to expand its menu and appeal to a wider range of customers. The sandwich was discontinued in 1968, but it has been revived several times since then, most recently in 2016.

The Hula Burger is a reminder of McDonald's early days as a chain that was constantly innovating and trying new things. The sandwich may not have been a huge success, but it did help to shape the company into what it is today.

Pizza Hut's Star Edge Pizza

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Over the years, Pizza Hut has introduced a range of outlandish products, from hot dog-stuffed crusts to pizzas encircled by miniature meat pies. Among the contenders for the most outrageous creation, the Star Edge Pizza, exclusively available in South Korea, certainly stands out with its ability to provoke disgust. Priced at $32 per pizza, this culinary masterpiece aims to provide a comprehensive meal experience: We've got appetizers, the main course, and even a touch of dessert.

Pizza Hut went all out with the Star Edge. Topping the pizza with items for each culinary realm: surf (shrimp, calamari), turf (sausage, steak, bacon), and a medley of garden delights (broccoli, peppers, onions). Got a sweet tooth? Pizza Hut has you covered. The crust itself consists of turnovers filled with either cream cheese and cinnamon apples or cranberries, ensuring a sugary finale to the meal. Even though the Star Edge is the garbage plate of South Korea, that doesn't mean we don't want to experience this over the top idea ourselves.