A Look at the Most Vile Discontinued Fast Food Items

By Jack Ripley | October 24, 2023

The Witch Doctor From Whataburger

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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Whataburger, a massively popular burger chain popular in the southern United States, piqued the interest of diners at a location in Concord, North Carolina after an item known as the "Witch Doctor" became a thing.

The Witch Doctor is available in various iterations, with the base  ingredients typically consisting of a combination of Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist, Sun Drop, cherry flavoring, Cheerwine, lemon, and here's the kicker, pickles. While this recipe may remind you of a trashcan non-alcoholic version of a Long Island iced tea or something you used to make at a soda fountain when you were a kid, the Witch Doctor is, in fact, an official item on the menu, complete with visible floating pickles.

KFC Double Down Dog

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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.