Fast Food Items That Bid Farewell in 2020

Jan 09, 2021 01:07 PM EST | By Kristine M. (

Fast Food Items That Bid Farewell in 2020
Fast Food Items That Bid Farewell in 2020
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2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but most especially for the food and beverage industry. As we bid farewell to 2020, we also do the same for several fast food items we once loved.

As a remembrance of the year that has passed, let us look into these fast food items that have been sadly discontinued. 

Burger King's Dutch Apple Pie

According to a Burger King spokesperson, the fast-food chain decided to discontinue offering its Dutch Apple Pie for the reason that their supplier has stopped producing the product. However, they still have their milkshake, ice cream, or Hershey's Sundae Pie, but these don't have gooey apple filling cradled in a flakey pie crust that fans are looking for. 

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Subway's Roast Beef Sandwich and Rotisserie Chicken


This year, Subway made a significant decision to cut two of its favorite food items, which were the Roast Beef Sandwich and Rotisserie Chicken. According to Brand Eating, the decision was due to corporate-side menu restructuring.

Related reports reveal that this move shocked both customers and employees. However, Subway did not clarify why they had decided to remove these two items, although they are top-sellers of the fast-food chain. Some of the assumptions were that the whole meat rotisserie chicken is more expensive to source than their other chicken offerings.

KFC's Potato Wedges


KFC decided to remove its Potato Wedges and replace them with their traditional French Fries this 2020. As it turns out, KFC decided to lean towards the French Fries that are said to be seasoned with a secret blend of herbs and spices and fried to crispy perfection. 

According to KFC, they have been perfecting this secret blend for 60 years. Fans hope that this decision will soon pay off.McDonald' 

McDonald's Buttermilk Chicken Tenders, Grilled Chicken, and Salad


Since McDonald's is the largest fast-food globally, most people may think that they did not have to endure menu cuts. Contrary to that belief, McDonald's had to say goodbye to some of their menu items this past year. 

According to Eat This, McDonald's announced it would cut a few of its menu items that are more difficult to prepare in-house due to the pandemic. In order to simplify their employee's tasks, they have decided to remove their salad offerings. 

Additionally, the same goes for their Artisan Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, and their all-day breakfast offers. However, customers can still order the McGriddles, bagel, and biscuit sandwiches, McMuffins, and hotcakes during the morning.

Taco Bell's Major Menu Cut

Perhaps the biggest menu cut that any fast food had to go through was with Taco Bell. Reports say that they had to remove more than 10 food items on their menu last year. The changes on their menu started in August and were done to make room for new options and help employees with streamlining orders.

The food items included on the major menu cut were the Grilled Steak Soft Taco, Nachos Supreme, 7-Layer Burrito, Spicy Tostada, Beefy Fritos Burrito, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Triple Layer Nachos, Cheesy Potato Loaded Grillers and Beefy Nacho Loaded Grillers, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Chips and Dips, and Mini Skillet Bowl. 

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