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Your favorite/not so favorite discontinued items

Ah i was having flashbacks a second ago about particular fast food items that no longer exist. Particuarly Jack in the box. Anyone remember the chimichangas they used to have? i was addicted!...the philly cheesesteak was awesome too...how about the teriyaki bowls?. it seems like the stuff they sold back then is way better than what they are putting out now. Ugh remember when Mc donalds had hot dogs?...if i remember correctly they also had chicken wings? yuck. although they can bring back the FRIED apple pies...luckily i live in downey,CA theres one Mcdonalds that still carries them,burns your mouth everytime!

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  1. Twenty five or thirty years ago, Jack in the Box used to make burritos that were deep fried soft.

    They weren't the consistency of a taquito. They were the consistency of an eggroll -- soft -- but were made out of a tortilla not a wrapper.

    If anyone knows of a place that makes something like that (I'm in L.A.) I'd like to know.

    I also miss the bell beefer from Taco Bell, though I've found a few places in L.A. that make a tacoburger, including the Centinela Cafe.

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    1. re: PaulF

      PaulF, you're in luck living in L.A. (in this instance, anyway). Check out this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/74211
      To paraphrase, Taco Bell on Peck St. in El Monte still has BellBeefers. Old posts on that same thread say that the TBs in Fillmore and Ventura also have them, as well as the one in Bishop, if you're out that way.

      1. i liked when mcdonald's kept "the hot side hot and the cool side cool" with the akward long styrene container for the mc dlt.

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        1. re: xman887

          I loved the McDLT! And as one poster said, the fried apple pies.

        2. Okay, I have a whole list. Anybody remember any of these good old items? I wonder if there is anything we can do to bring them back? I know there has been a 'bring back the Bell Beefer' campaign going on in L.A. (KROQ) for years! Anyway, I miss:

          1, the taco pizza from Shakey's (I actually miss Shakey's too, I think they are all franchises now) if I could find the recipe, I would make it myself.
          2. the chili cheese dog's from Carl's Jr.
          3. the roast beef sandwich with an ortega chile from Carl's Jr.
          4. the fried burritos from Carl's Jr.
          5. the ribs from KFC
          6. the hot ham and cheese from Jack in the Box
          7. the taco salad from Jack in the Box
          8. the secret sauce from Jack in the Box
          9. the taquitos with quacamole from Jack in the Box

          and I agree that the stuff from the past seemed so much tastier!

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          1. re: paso_gurl_100

            Pretty sure you can still ask for secret sauce but it's in packets now. Mmm... on those 99 cent double cheeseburgers...

          2. Morton's Honey Buns! Oh I miss those, they were a special treat in my house growing up.

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            1. re: rockandroller1

              wait, are you talking about the frozen ones you get in the supermarket? probably doesn't belong on this thread, but I DO remember those! (No wonder I have so many fat cells as an adult! )

              1. re: paso_gurl_100

                Mcdonalds about 10 years or so ago did a promotion for the Disney film, "Mulan." That promotion consisted of many different promo food items as well as a special Szechwaun dipping sauce for their Mcnuggets. I REALLY want that back! I used to just go there specially for the sauce in which I froze at home!

                Another thing, remember when Little Ceasar's Pizza was more then what it is today? Remember when it was part of the big chains i.e. Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns. They had this pizza by the foot thing and it was simply amazing.

                The old Subway way of cutting their sandwiches. I know you can ask for it, but most do it wrong now cause they were never trained on it. Another thing I miss from Subway the Salsa Chicken Sub. It was around for like 6 months, I had it at least 5 times a week!

                I'll just say one restaurant I miss... Rax

                Remember Houlihans? They used to be pretty good until they almost went bankrupt and scaled back to a few places.

              2. re: rockandroller1

                You have validated a claim I've put out there to my friends for years....these existed in real life, not just in my imagination. Those were the bomb...as were their glazed donuts. FYI, though it's not entirely the same, Trader Joes makes some microwavable jelly filled donut holes that are reminiscent of the Morton's product.
                Also, the first time I had a hot Krispy Kreme donut I remember saying "these are JUST like those Morton's ones my mom used to make in the 1970's".
                :-)