45 McDonald’s Discontinued Menu Items You Need To Know


McDonald’s has many popular food items loved by people, but some items on the menu don’t last forever. Many still wish for a few items to come back and a few to never return. Let’s find out all the McDonald’s discontinued menu items you should know.

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The menu of McDonald’s has changed a lot since the start. Some items were removed because it was too expensive or the taste was not so likable to the customers. Whatever the reason behind the discontinuation, some items came and went without any noise.

There are some classic items that, in my opinion, are the staples of McDonald’s, like Chicken McNuggets, the Big Mac, classic french fries, McChicken, Egg McMuffin and many more.

We’ve covered the recipes of all the above foods on our blog, so do check them out as well.

There are chances that you might not have heard about some McDonald’s menu items that existed in the past. No, they were not part of the secret menu, but poor sales or weird taste made them disappear forever within a short period.  

Let’s list out all the food items of McDonald’s which were part of the menu but discontinued and dig into the actual reason behind the discontinuation. 

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1. Arch Deluxe

McDonalds-arch-deluxe

Arch Deluxe was introduced as a gourmet version of regular old hamburgers in 1996. It was a very sophisticated menu item but was discontinued in 2000. The Arch deluxe had a quarter pounder of beef placed on a potato flour sesame bun. 

It was topped with peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, onions, ketchup, and a secret sauce which was a mixture of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, which implied providing a better experience.

Arch deluxe was fulfilling, yet it was taken down from the menu.

Why was Arch Deluxe discontinued?

The reason behind the flop was that customers preferred the classic one over the deluxe one as it was more affordable. Due to this, McDonald’s did not get any reasonable return on investment, and it was tagged as an expensive flop. 

2. Fish McBites

Fish McBites was similar to Chicken McBites ( chicken being replaced with fish). The idea was to have filet-o-fish in smaller bites, but it did not go as per plan. Fish McBites were small pieces of Alaskan pollock filets, the same which is used in Filet-O-Fish.

The pieces were submerged into a golden batter, fried until golden brown, and served with Tartar dipping sauce. 

Why was Fish McBites discontinued?

They were introduced in 2013, and after three months, McDonald’s had to cancel this item from their menu because of low sales. However, some online petitions were signed to bring back the Fish McBites. There is no official news of the comeback. McDonald’s may hear the voices of Fish McBites Lovers.

3. Hula Burger 

Hula Burger

The Hula burger was the meatless version specially created for Catholics who did not eat meat on Fridays. The meat patty was replaced with a pineapple patty. The best thing about the hookah burger was that it had the same bun as the Filet-O-Fish.

The bun had a filling of a pineapple piece and not one but two American cheeses. 

Nowadays, many people are curious about the taste of hula burgers. A YouTuber recently went to the nearest outlet and ordered a filet-o-fish without the fish and the sauce. Later at home, he added smoked pineapple and reviewed the hula burger.

I mean, that was quite an intelligent idea to have something which is not on the menu.

Why was Hula Burger discontinued?

Introduced in 1960, the hula burger had to go back very soon as it did not match the taste buds of Catholics. A meatless burger was a good idea but replacing meat with pineapple was a big no.

I am glad that no petitions are signed to bring this back because pineapple instead of meat is not so tempting.

4. Onion Nuggets

Onion nuggets were chicken nuggets for vegetarians. McDonald’s introduced this so our vegetarian friends could munch on this fried side dish. These were bite sized onions which were layered with batter and then fried. 

Onion nuggets were chunks of onions which were deep fried similar to chicken nuggets. Onion nuggets are different from onion rings as in nuggets minced onions are used whereas in onion rings, a ring shaped of onion is fried. 

Why were onion nuggets discontinued?

The onion nuggets were loved by vegetarians. However, it was canceled as McDonald’s focused more on chicken-based items for future profits. 

Onion nuggets were similar to onion rings except for the center hole. Maybe the shape was not so appealing, and we had to say goodbye to our veg version of chicken nuggets.

5. McSpaghetti

McSpaghetti

McDonald’s introduced McSpaghetti so that their customers could enjoy spaghetti easily. It was introduced in the late 1970s in the dinner menu. The aim was to include Italian dishes as well on the menu.

McSpaghetti was made from pasta and mixed with marinara sauce. Meatballs were also added to the dish, and a good amount of cheese was sprinkled on top.

Why was McSpaghetti discontinued?

 Almost everyone loves spaghetti, but still, McSpaghetti could only stay for a short time, mainly because spaghetti with marinara sauce in a box was too complicated. In 1980, McDonald’s discontinued McSpaghetti in the USA except in Orlando.

You can also try McSpaghetti if you are in the Philippines.

6. McPizza

Like McSpaghetti, McPizza was also introduced to have some Italian items on the menu. The taste of McPizza was really great.

McDonald’s provided many toppings options like pepperoni, crumbled sausage, Canadian bacon, grilled chicken, bacon bits, onions, diced green peppers, tomatoes, black olives, pineapple, Jalapeno pepper, mushroom, and spinach.

They also had three different kinds of sauces – pizza sauce, Alfredo sauce, and 

Olive & garlic sauce. Also, they had mozzarella cheese as well as cheddar cheese. One could choose the toppings as per their choices and enjoy the McPizza.

Why was McPizza discontinued?

McDonald’s was known for its fast service, and making the McPizza was challenging the fast service tag. It took around 11-14 mins for McPizza to prepare. So, McDonald’s had to remove it from the menu.

Many people said they did not mind waiting for a little extra for the delicious McPizza and wished McDonald’s would bring it back soon. 

7. Angus Burger 

Angus Burger

Angus burger was a full-fledged beef patty burger that was delicious and juicy. It was introduced in 2009. The beef came from a Scottish breed of cattle called Aberdeen Angus.

 To make an Angus burger, potato buns were used. The bun had Angus beef along with melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup. 

Why was The Angus Burger discontinued?

The collection of burgers was a thing in McDonald’s but did not last very long. It was introduced in 2009, but the high price of the item was one of the main reasons for its failure.

People also commented that they could eat 3-4 burgers and save money compared to the Angus burger price.

8. McDLT

Introduced in 1984, McDLT was marketed as “Keep hot side hot and cool side cool.” The idea behind McDLT was to keep the burger away from getting soggy. The packaging was designed in such a way that hot and cool ingredients were not mixed until one was eating.

McDLT had sliced onions, lettuce, two slices of tomatoes, and American cheese. It also had mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, and ketchup. An amazing fact about McDLT is that it stands for McDonald’s lettuce and tomato.

So the main heroes of this burger are obviously lettuce and tomato.

Why was McDLT discontinued?

McDLT was discontinued because the packaging material used was not eco-friendly, and later on, McDlt was succeeded by the McLean Deluxe in 1991, which was lower in fat when compared. 

9. Hot Mustard Sauce

Hot Mustard Sauce

McDonald’s hot mustard sauce was one of the legendary dipping sauces that were delicious and flavorful. The sauce was prepared with corn syrup, vinegar, mustard powder, soy sauce, sea salt, and cayenne pepper.

You can also make this at home with the ingredients used by McDonald’s. 

Why was Hot Mustard Sauce discontinued?

Hot mustard was discontinued nationwide in 2015. The reason for canceling this hot sauce is still unclear, and some rumors say that some people are signing a petition to get the sauce back on the menu. 

10. Fruit and Walnut Salad

The Fruit and walnut salad were made from apple slices, red grapes, candied walnuts, and low-fat yogurt, which caused a very healthy and delicious combination. There are around 210 calories in McDonald’s fruit and walnut salad.

This was one of the healthiest breakfast options at McDonald’s but could not survive longer.

Why was Fruit and Walnut Salad discontinued?

Now, only some will go to McDonald’s to have something healthy every time. This became why McDonald’s had to remove this healthy item from the menu.

11. Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich

Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich

The chopped beefsteak sandwich, introduced in 1979, was believed to have incredible taste. The chopped beefsteak sandwich had a long beef patty with a long bun, onions, and Steak Sauce and was part of the dinner menu. 

Why was the Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich discontinued?

In 1979, a burger cost only 40 cents, but a chopped beefsteak sandwich had a higher price. So, McDonald’s had to pull this from the menu.

12. Chicken Fajitas 

Chicken fajitas were a toasted tortilla wrap. The wrap had Crispy chicken breast strips filled with Mexican salsa, Pepper Jack cheese, red onions, jalapeño slices, and lettuce. Chicken fajitas had 479 calories, a pretty reasonable calorie count to fill your stomach.

Many golden arches fans loved chicken fajitas as they were easy to eat and were fulfilling at the same time.

Why were Chicken Fajitas discontinued?

Chicken fajitas were introduced for a limited time but soon became part of the main menu. The story did not go well with fajitas as McDonald’s had very poor sales and had to cancel them from the menu.

13. Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

We all know and love chicken tenders. The strips of chicken breast were seasoned and had a crispy coating. They were introduced in 1998 and were reintroduced in 2002 and 2003. It became a permanent part of the menu in 2004.

The chicken strips are made from boneless chicken meat, submerged in crispy batter, and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy.

Why was Chicken Tenders discontinued?

Chicken tenders were an effortless yet fulfilling item from McDonald’s menu, but soon it was discontinued and replaced by Buttermilk chicken tenders. The reason for discontinuation is still being determined, but many people loved this item from the menu. 

14. Beef Tallow Fries

There was a time when McDonald’s used beef tallow to prepare the fries. It was founded in 1940, and using beef tallow to prepare fries also saved a lot of expenses. Beef tallow had a high cholesterol and fat content. The beef tallow is nothing but beef fat.

Why were Beef Tallow Fries discontinued?

The beef tallow was over-saturated oil, and people did not prefer it because of health concerns. Later, beef tallow was discontinued in the fries, and vegetable oil was used instead.

15. Cheddar Melt

McDonalds-Cheddar-Melt

Another burger variation on McDonald’s menu was cheddar melt. Introduced in 1988, cheddar melt was a quarter-pounder with a thick burger with cheddar cheese toppings. It also had grilled onions topped with teriyaki sauce spread on a rye bun. 

Why was Cheddar Melt discontinued?

It was discontinued in 1988 only but again came into the picture in 2004. After the comeback also, it could not survive because of the consistency and temperature issues. 

16. Triple Double Burger

With three beef patties and two cheese slices, the triple-double burger was the superhero of all the burgers on the McDonald’s menu.

The beef patties and cheese slices were spread on a six-inch sesame seed roll as the McRib. They were huge because of the beef patties and heavy too.

Why was Triple Double Burger discontinued?

It was introduced during the release of the film ‘Batman Forever.’ The marketing of this item was done with full power, yet it did not last on the menu because it failed to catch much attention after some time.

17. Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce

The sweet chili sauce was a duck sauce mixed with red pepper flakes. The sauce was introduced in 2010 but could not survive on the menu. It is said that sweet chili sauce was picked by South Korean Band – BTS and was part of the BTS meal.

Why was Sweet Chili Sauce discontinued?

It is unclear why it was discontinued, but rumors say it happened after some customer’s feedback asked for a healthier sauce version. However, many people loved the sauce and frequently wished to return it to the menu. 

18. Eggs Benedict McMuffin 

Egg benedict McMuffin, according to Delish, is two topless egg McMuffins with hollandaise sauce. The sauce was the signature sauce of the recipe. A user on Reddit mentioned that eggs benedict McMuffin was an all-in-one kind of dish.

Another Reddit user said Eggs Benedict McMuffin is just an open-faced Egg McMuffin only with a unique sauce, which is hollandaise sauce.

Why was Eggs Benedict McMuffin discontinued?

McDonald’s tried to add Eggs Benedict McMuffin to its menu but failed because it missed a vital ingredient – poached egg. The recipe had the signature hollandaise sauce on the egg, but it could only last for a while on the menu without  poached eggs. 

19. Big N Tasty

Big and Tasty

With a quarter-pound beef patty, tomato, lettuce, and onions on a sesame bun, Big N Tasty was introduced by McDonald’s to compete with Burger King’s Whoppers. It also has ketchup, two dill pickle slices, and mayonnaise. 

A user at Reddit posted a comment saying, ‘Unpopular opinion, Big N Tasty is so much better than Big Mac.’ The post was followed by a comment by another user who agreed and said Big N Tasty is by far the best burger in McD.

Why was Big N Tasty discontinued?

It was introduced in 2000 and was taken on and off from the menu till 2011, when it completely vanished. It was replaced by McDonald’s cheeseburger. People still believe that Big N Tasty will be added soon, but there has yet to be an official confirmation.

20. All-Day Breakfast

All-Day Breakfast was one of the most loved services from McDonald’s. The idea was to serve the breakfast menu throughout the day. People could enjoy their breakfast menu even during the evening. 

As per Forbes magazine, 61% of customers who came for breakfast items during lunch timings also added lunch menu items. The strategy was a great success as it increased the number of customers at lunch and dinner times.

Why was All-Day Breakfast discontinued?

During the pandemic, McDonald’s took this harsh step and canceled out the all-day Breakfast to streamline the process, as it took a lot of work for McDonald’s employees to prepare the breakfast items in the middle of the lunch or dinner timings.

21. Spanish Omelette Bagel 

McDonald's Spanish bagel

Spanish Omelette Bagel was a Bagel shaped bun which had a sausage patty, a slice of pepper jack cheese, egg with diced green peppers and onions with breakfast sauce. It was added to the breakfast item.

The breakfast sauce was made from mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce, dijon mustard, and dill mustard.

Why was the Spanish Omelette Bagel discontinued?

Spanish Omelette Bagel could only survive for a short time, along with other breakfast sandwich items. Therefore, it was canceled from the menu.

22. McHotDog

 McHotDog was McDonald’s version of hot dogs. It was delicious and fulfilling. McDonald’s McHotDog had two pieces of chicken sausages on a stick, dipped in special hotdog batter, and cooked until golden brown.

Why was McHotDog discontinued?

McHotDog was added to the menu, but the founder of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc, did not like the concept of adding hot dogs. It became a seasonal item in 1995 but soon was removed from the menu because of dislike by Ray Kroc.

23. Orange Hi-C

Orange Hi-C

 As McDonald’s said about orange Hi-C, it was a fruity flavor drink which sparked the taste buds. It was loved by many people as they enjoyed the refreshing flavors of orange with a twist.

It had high fructose corn syrup with natural flavors and was a good source of Vitamin C as it contained Ascorbic Acid.

Why was Orange Hi-C discontinued?

Orange Hi-C has been on the menu since 1946, but in 2017, McDonald’s announced that they were discontinuing the orange Hi-C. The reason for discontinuation was the new promotional deal with Coca-Cola.

They replaced Orange Hi-C from their menu with carbonated Sprite TropicBerry flavor soda and Fanta.

24. McLean Deluxe

McLean was considered a healthier version of McDLT simply because it eliminated beef fat. McLean Deluxe had ketchup, mustard, a whole lettuce leaf, pickles, tomato, and the main ingredient – a reduced fat patty. A cheese slice was also added to the burger.

A youtube user commented that McLean deluxe was legit delicious as it eliminated the smell of meat and all the grease without much difference in the taste. 

Why was McLean Deluxe discontinued?

McDonald’s replaced McDlt with McLean Deluxe because it was 91% fat-free. The healthier version of McDLT was made from beef, water, and seaweed extract. The water and seaweed extract helped to eliminate the fat and make it more nutritious.

Despite the flavors, it did not sell well and was removed from the menu.

25. Buttermilk Crispy Tenders 

Chicken selects were reintroduced in 2017 as Buttermilk crispy chicken. It was simply chicken tenders which had buttermilk flavor infused. The crispy tenders came with a signature sauce.

A youtuber who reviewed these buttermilk crispy tenders said that they looked very similar to chicken selects introduced in 2015 by McDonald’s. 

Why were Buttermilk Crispy Tenders discontinued?

When in  2017, chicken selects made a comeback with another name – Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, McDonald’s claimed that these were better versions of Chicken Selects. McDonald’s also created a wrap using a single chicken selection.

In 2022, Buttermilk Crispy Tenders were removed because of the limited menu due to the pandemic.

26. McWrap

McWrap

When McDonald’s tried to sneak the buttermilk tenders into the wrap and named it a snack wrap, it became popular in Europe. The Likeness made McDonald’s create a larger version of snack wrap, which is how McWrap came into the picture.

The wrap had crispy chicken, lettuce, cheese and sauce, which were nicely wrapped in a tortilla.

Why was McWrap discontinued?

The larger version took off really well in Europe but failed in America. The main reason was the time consumed to prepare McWrap was more than the regular hamburgers. So, McDonald’s had to pull McWrap from the menu to retain its existing customers.

27. Son Of Mac

Son of a Mac was nothing but a smaller version of Big Mac. It had all the ingredients similar to Big Mac, except only one patty was used in Son of a Mac. It also did not have a center roll piece like the big mac.

Why was Son Of Mac discontinued?

The reason for discontinuation is unclear, but people may not want to have the smaller version as it is not so fulfilling.

28. Super Sizes

Super Sizes

McDonald’s had a super size option available for some of its menu items like – fries, HI-C Cola, and Big N Tasty burgers. It is simply meant to have a bigger size of menu items than the regular one.

McDonald’s marketed this by mentioning that one can supersize McDonald’s extra meal with super-size fries and large coke by adding 39 cents more.

Why were Super sizes discontinued?

In 2004, McDonald’s discontinued to simplify the process and said that it wanted people to make healthier food choices. 

29. McSoup

McDonald’s introduced soup as a part of their menu to provide some healthy options to their customers. The soup was made from Cambell’s chicken noodles. A Reddit user recalled that it also had dehydrated burger onions with cream of broccoli. 

Why was McSoup discontinued?   

Can you imagine going to McDonald’s and ordering soup? Many people also find it funny because the McSoup at McDonald’s was nothing but Campbell’s chicken noodle soup that was transferred into McDonald’s cup and renamed McSoup.

It lasted only for a short time on the menu as people could quickly warm the soup home.

30. Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry

Vanilla cookies mixed with Vanilla soft serve ice cream with strawberry topping.  Also, it had crushed Oreos. Strawberry shortcake McFlurry was a limited-time dessert item on the menu. 

Why was Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry discontinued?

The flavor was delicious, but it dropped out because it was introduced for a short period. People still hope McDonald’s brings this cute dessert back on the menu.

31. Mighty Wings

Mighty Wings

McDonald’s experimented with chicken items again in 1990 with Mighty Wings. Mighty wings were bone-in chicken dipped in sauces. They were juicy, bone-in chicken wings with a spicy coating. Noondozer, a Reddit user, commented that he really loved them.

Why were Mighty Wings discontinued?

The spiciness in Mighty Wings was not tolerable by many, and it was taken down from the menu. The other reason was that it was too expensive for the people compared to different menu items.

32. Snickerdoodle McFlurry

Snickerdoodle McFlurry was another McFlurry flavor introduced by McDonald’s. This was a limited-time holiday version, but it was loved by many. This flavor has a mix of soft vanilla serve, sugar cookies, cinnamon and white chocolate pieces. 

Why was Snickerdoodle McFlurry discontinued?

As it was only a limited time affair, McDonald’s took it down from the menu, leaving people with classic flavors like Oreos and M&Ms around the holidays.

33. McSalad Shakers

Mc Salad

McSalad Shakers were simply green salads but in a cup. It came with three different choices – Garden, chef, and grilled chicken Caesar. 

The Garden McSalad shaker had a green salad mix, a cheddar and jack cheese blend, chopped eggs, chopped tomato and green onions. 

On the other hand, The Chef McSalad shaker also had green salad mix, but with julienne ham, Julienne turkey, a cheddar and jack cheese blend, chopped eggs, chopped tomato, and green onions, whereas Chicken Caesar McSalad shaker had sliced grilled chicken breast and shredded parmesan cheese apart from green salad mix.

Why were McSalad Shakers discontinued?

The cup was used to shake the salad so that the greens and the dressing were well mixed. Even though some enjoyed having fun with cup salads, it was later replaced with salads in a bowl. 

34. McStuffins 

McStuffins was a baked french bread sandwich with sauce and a choice of flavoring like teriyaki chicken, barbecued beef, pepperoni pizza, and cheesesteak. It resembled a hot pocket. A Reddit user said McDonald’s McStuffins were an answer to hot pockets.

Why were McStuffins discontinued?

McStuffins was introduced in 1903 and was pulled down from the menu in the same year because of poor sales. The drop in sales could be because of a failure in proper marketing. 

The McStuffins were considered McDonald’s version of hot pockets and contained many toppings stuffed in french bread. I guess if McDonald’s decides to bring McStuffins back, it will definitely be a super hit at the current time.

35. McLobster 

McLobsters

McDonald’s tried to bring lobsters on their menu through McLobsters. Introduced in 1903, McLobsters was a lobster roll served in a hot dog bun with lobster sauce and lettuce.

The lobster roll was made from 100 percent North Atlantic lobster meat which is mixed with mayonnaise and served with other condiments.

Why was McLobster discontinued?

 McLobster attracted many customers as they were curious to know the flavor.

However, it was not liked by many, and the supply of lobsters was also challenging, which led to the discontinuation of the McLobster.

36. The McJordan

The McJordan was the first kind of sandwich named after a human. It had everything Michael Jordan loved, like pickles, cheese, and bacon. This particular menu item was made using a quarter-pounder patty with American cheese and bacon.

It had pickles, mustard, onions, and a special BBQ sauce, just like Michael Jordan liked it.

Why was The McJordan discontinued?

Mcordan was a hit in the early 90s,but had to go as it could survive after some time. If brought back, it will definitely make a special place on the menu.

37. Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich 

Artisan Grilled Chicken

An artisan grilled chicken sandwich was a delicious menu option with grilled chicken. It was an excellent option for those who loved eating sandwiches and chicken. For Artisan grilled chicken Sandwich, the grilled chicken breast filet was seasoned.

The sandwich also had leaf lettuce, tomato, and vinaigrette, which were placed on a toasted artisan bun. 

Why was Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich discontinued?

The artisan grilled chicken sandwich introduced in 2015 was another item on McDonald’s menu that was taken down in 2020 due to the pandemic.

It was a great grilled chicken sandwich and loved by many, but McDonald’s had decided to streamline its process and focus more on its trademark burgers.

38. Bubblegum McFlurry

McDonald’s introduced another flavor in McFlurry. Bubblegum Mcflurry was a mixture of McFlurry with bubblegum syrup. It was really tasty and a treat for many people who loved the bubblegum flavor.

Why was Bubblegum McFlurry discontinued?

People are signing petitions to bring back McFlurry, and why not? Bubblegum McFlurry is an infusion of McFlurry with bubblegum syrup.

Like many other McFlurry flavors, this flavor was canceled, but the customers still need to get over it and really want it to make a comeback.

39. Chicken Big Mac

Chicken Big Mac

McDonald’s decided to replace the two beef patties in Big Mac with chicken patties and named them Chicken Big Mac.

Chicken Big Mac consisted of two chicken patties, shredded lettuce leaf, American cheese, pickles and sauce, which were placed on freshly toasted buns.

Why was the Chicken Big Mac discontinued?

Now, one would think that what was wrong with the chicken patty? It must taste good only, right? The McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac flavor needed to be much higher and could not meet the requirements well.

There are chances that McDonald’s may bring this item back on the menu after adjusting and changing the flavor.

 40. Chicken Selects

Chicken selects were introduced on McDonald’s menu in 2004, and since then, it has been on and off until 2013, when it was removed from the menu.  Chicken selects were made from chicken breasts and were deep fried after layering them with batter.

Why were chicken Selects discontinued?

The reason for discontinuation  could have been more apparent, but many considered Chicken Selects the fancier version of chicken nuggets.

They were brought for a limited time again but did not perform well. Later, it was replaced by buttermilk crispy tenders, which also did not last very long.

41. Fried Apple Pie 

Fried Apple

Many of you must have tried McDonald’s Apple pie from McDonald’s. In 1992 apple pie was made by frying it. The fried apple pie was made from apples which were filled in a lattice crust and then fried and served after topping with sugar on them.

Why was Fried Apple Pie discontinued?

Apple pie is still on the menu, but it is different from the version before 1992. Fried apple pie was discontinued, and the baked version was brought on the menu to appeal to customers as it was healthier. 

42. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Fruit and yogurt Parfait was a healthy item on the McDonald’s menu. It was made from low-fat yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, and granola, which gave a crunchy texture. It was considered an idle sweet breakfast.

Why was Fruit and Yogurt Parfait discontinued?

It was discontinued because of the pandemic, as McDonald’s removed a few items to simplify the process and provide quick customer service.

43. McFeast 

McFeast was a star item on the menu back in 1990. It was a feast because it had an extra-large beef patty, cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, and three different sauces (mustard, ketchup, and “McFeast Deluxe” sauce) inside a bun with sesame seeds.

Why was McFeast discontinued?

The reason for discontinuation is still unclear, but many people were disappointed with the decision.

44. BLT McMuffin

McDonald’s added a different version of their regular BLT sandwiches by adding eggs and served it on toasted English muffins instead. This breakfast sandwich had smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo sauce, and cheddar cheese.

Why was BLT McMuffin discontinued?

BLT McMuffin  has been on and off the menu for a long time but is currently unavailable. If you are traveling to Canada, then there is a good chance that you can have BLT McMuffin.

45. Mulan Szechuan Sauce

Mulan Szechuan Sauce

McDonald’s launched Mulan Szechuan sauce in 1998 to promote Mulan. This savory sauce had a hint of sweetness. It also possessed the flavor of soy sauce, garlic, ginger and mild vinegar.

Why was Mulan Szechuan Sauce discontinued?

Mulan Szechuan sauce vanished after the Rick and Morty episode. It returned in 2017 but there was a shortage of the sauce and then again it made a comeback in 2018 but left the menu after some time.

Now, people are hoping this sauce will make a comeback again but there has been no official announcement yet.

Conclusion

McDonald’s has so many items, and it is hard to keep track of things that are discontinued or are back on the menu. We have tried to list all the possible items taken down from the menu or on and off frequently from the list. 

There were a few items that customers rejected, but many were pulled down either because of poor sales or bad marketing. The demise of a few items was due to the pandemic as well.

 People have also signed online petitions to get their favorite item back on the list, but there have been no such announcements from McDonald’s. I hope this whole list and reasons for discontinuation were helpful. 

We will back with more discussions like this. Until then, why don’t you participate in the Bring Bubblegum McFlurry petition because I really miss this McFlurry flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is all-day breakfast still available?

No, all-day breakfast is discontinued, and there is no official confirmation about its comeback

Can we still get super sizes of fries or other items?

Since McDonald’s has discontinued the concept of Supersize of certain menu items like fries, HI-C Orange, and more, you cannot ask for the super size as the packaging might not be available according to the quantity. However, you can try out with your nearest McDonald’s and test your luck.

Why did McDonald’s discontinue their menu items despite the fact that they tasted good?

McDonald’s discontinued a few menu items because of poor sales or being less prevalent among customers. Many items are introduced for a limited time, which is why they are taken down from the menu after the offer or deal is over.

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