A Look at the Most Vile Discontinued Fast Food Items

By Jack Ripley | October 17, 2023

KFC Double Down Dog

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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(kentucky fried chicken)

In 2015, KFC introduced the Double Down Dog, a culinary monstrosity that consists of a fried chicken fillet wrapped around a hot dog, topped with cheese and bacon. The Double Down Dog is a triumph of marketing over culinary sensibility, and it's a prime example of how fast food chains are increasingly willing to sacrifice taste for novelty.

In 2010, the chain introduced the Double Down, a sandwich that replaced the bun with two fried chicken fillets. The Double Down was a commercial success, but it was also widely criticized for being unhealthy and unappetizing. The Double Down Dog follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, although at the time of this writing the only place you can get one is at KFC locations in The Philippines.

Seafood Salad From Taco Bell

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In the 1980s Taco Bell executives were looking for any way to sell their brand to people who wanted to be a little more health conscious. Enter: The Taco Bell Seafood Salad. In 1986, this seafood salad went head to head with the Filet-O-Fish from McDonald’s. Filled with whitefish, shrimp, snow crab, and a fistful of black olives, this monster from the sea was pulled from the restaurant's menu and never thought of again.