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7 Discontinued Fast Food Products in Australia That Need to Come Back

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Fast food is immensely popular all over the world since they are pocket friendly and are perfect for a quick bite. Everyone has their go-to fast-food orders. Even though fast-food chains launch exciting new items every now and then, most of us like to order items that have a sense of familiarity and comfort. Sadly, a lot of fan favourites get discontinued every year due to various reasons.

Here are seven discontinued fast-food products in Australia that need to make a comeback for the fans.

  • Hungry Jack’s Angry Onion:

While Hungry Jack’s still has a wide variety of fast food items on its menu, it has discontinued its iconic Hungry Jack’s Angry Onions. These spicy tempura onion rings were extremely popular among customers who liked them hot and were also used in their Whoppers and Burgers. But now, Hungry Jack’s doesn’t sell Angry Onions or any of the items that had them. Even though Hungry Jack’s still has lots of food, those spicy onion rings are gone, and fans miss them!

  • KFC Krushers:

Everyone loves the fried chicken and Zinger burgers at KFC. However, they also had some amazing thick shakes, which they no longer sell. KFC Krushers were significantly different from McDonald’s McFlurry and Hungry Jack’s Storm. Krushers were like a heavenly blend of ice cream, crushed ice, and milk, and they came in various delicious flavours. Sadly, KFC doesn’t make them anymore, but those who tried them know they were a real treat!

  • KFC Zinger Pizza Double:

Apart from the Krushers, there is one more discontinued KFC item that needs to make a comeback in its Australian menu. It’s the KFC zinger pizza double. The item had spicy Zingers filled with pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, and cheese. The KFC zinger double is a crispier and spicier version of the original double down, which also does not have buns. Even though this item is messy to eat, it definitely had a separate fan base.

  • McDonald’s McChamp:

Back in 2013, McDonald’s introduced the McChamp along with McSpicy and McGrilled. The McChamp burger had spicy battered chicken, lettuce, tomato relish, and mayo. McDonald’s promoted it, saying it delivered “a taste that packs a punch.” It definitely tasted a lot better than the others. However, the fast-food chain decided to discontinue these burgers in 2015 as they were planning to introduce new products. 

  • KFC BBQ Bacon Roller:

KFC should have a separate menu for all the good items they have discontinued over the years. Their BBQ bacon roller was a great option for a snack, which came with popcorn chicken, a rasher or bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce, wrapped in a small tortilla and toasted. Some people could easily have two or three of these rollers when they were hungry. While these mouthwatering treats might not be the healthiest choice, they undeniably qualify as a guilt-laden pleasure.

  • McDonald’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap:

Speaking of wraps and rolls, McDonald’s also had an excellent wrap, which they discontinued to make space for new items. We are talking about the sweet chilli chicken wrap, which used to have crispy chicken breast with a sweet chilli sauce, mayo, lettuce, and cucumber wrapped in a tortilla. While the brand still has several warps on its menu, it should bring back this sweet chilli chicken wrap that used to offer a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Bringing it back would make a lot of folks really happy because it was just so delicious!

  • Hungry Jack’s the Aussie Burger:

Hungry Jack’s Aussie burger was a big hit! It was thick and juicy, and one of the crowd favourites. In fact, a lot of people went to Hungry Jack’s just to try this iconic burger. It was quite similar to Burger King’s Whopper but had some additional elements. Imagine an Australian beef patty, bacon, egg, beetroot, cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, mayo, and BBQ sauce– all in one burger. This was only available in Australia, and now it is gone. People loved it so much that some are even signing petitions to bring it back!

Conclusion

Most fast-food chains in Australia used to have a unique set of items on their menu. Over the past few years, however, they have been more inclined towards having similar items as their international counterparts, removing unique items from the menu. The trend highlights a globalized approach in the fast-food industry, where uniformity across menus is becoming more common, potentially altering the culinary landscape for Australian consumers.


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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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