5 Limited Edition McDonald’s Menu Items That Need to Come Back ASAP
After Rick and Morty inspired McDonald’s to bring back their limited edition Mulan-promoting Szechuan Sauce, we got to thinking — there are a LOT of other limited edition menu items we’d like to see back on Mickey D’s menu. Here are our top five choices for discontinued McDonald’s menu items that should be brought back right now.
We can’t understand why the Chicken Selects were taken off the menu in 2013, considering the fact that they look wayyyyy more like “real food” than any McNugget we ever saw. Hopefully McDonald’s will give these tenders another chance now that people are a little more savvy about what part of the chicken a “nugget” comes from: ALL THE PARTS.
The Cheddar Melt
The Cheddar Melt was first introduced to the McDonald’s menu in 1988, and while it’s made brief return appearances ever since, we still want it back in our lives for good. The burger is topped with grilled onions and cheddar cheese, and was last available in 2004. If McD’s could just switch out that Rye bun for a regular bun, the Cheddar Melt could really make a strong comeback.
This one is a wild card, because for some reason the idea of eating a salad out of a drink-style cup just seems wrong. That might be why McSalad Shakers weren’t so successful when they hit the menu in 2003, but with a growing call for more vegetarian options, McDonald’s could class-up these salad shakers. All they’d have to do is add a few more vegan-friendly options and rebrand them by having Kendall Jenner hand one to a protester in a commercial, thus finally inspiring world peace and on-the-go salad sharing once and for all.
Onion Nuggets are for people who love onion rings so much they want to eat them in the shape of nuggets. What’s great about Onion Nuggets is that they’re much easier to dip in BBQ sauce, and what’s more important than that when you’re shamefully eating McDonald’s in the back of an Uber at 2 AM?
At $5.99, the McLobster was too expensive for the average consumer back in 1993, but these days hipsters are willing to spend $12 on a juice with grass in it, so anything is possible.
What limited edition menu item would you like to see return to McDonald’s? Let us know @Smosh!