Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: McDonalds Pizza (And Other Failed Products)

What do you normally eat at McDonalds? A Big Mac? A Quarter-Pounder? McNuggets? Have you ever visited a McDonalds and wondered to yourself, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice if they served pizza?”

No. You never asked that. Because if you wanted pizza, you’d go to Pizza Hut. However, there was a time in the 90s when the burger giant wanted to compete with the pizza giant by selling their own pizza. As you can tell by the lack of pizza served at McDonalds, this money-making scheme didn’t last long.

It wasn’t the first time Mickey D’s tried to sell food other than burgers. They also tried selling fried chicken, hot dogs, and even spaghetti. They even had the crazy idea of selling “Hula Burgers” with fried pineapple slices in order to cater to Catholics on Lent. And as you can tell from the lack of those items on the McDonalds menu, those products didn’t last long either.

Sometimes, it’s best to stick with what you’re good at, which is a lesson that McDonalds fails to learn time and again. To check out some of these failed products, either check out this list or watch this video. Hopefully they won’t make you lose your appetite, at least for the place with foods, folks, and fun!