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We Wish Would Come Back

By Tim Henares

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We know this to be true: every two or three years, McDonald’s Twister Fries comes back, and every Lenten season, the Jolly Tuna Pie makes a triumphant return. But these aren’t the only things we look forward to from our favorite eating spots. In fact, some of the items we long for may never, ever come back, but here’s to hoping, right?

8. S&R Pizza: 4-Cheese Pizza

S&R’s pizzas are already a cut above the rest, but their take on the 4-cheese pizza was to die for. Unfortunately, it’s been last seen around last year, and has yet to come back to their stores ever since.


7. KFC: Clover Chips Chicken

KFC’s Crispy Cheese Chicken came out in 2014, and was the favorite of cheese-lovers (and stoners) everywhere. Considering how successful it’s been, and how many people still buy Clover Chips to go with their KFC to this very day, you would think it’s a no-brainer for them to bring it back.


6. Yellow Cab: Twice-Baked Potato Halves

As of last year, one of the few non-pizza items Yellow Cab had that we couldn’t get enough of is officially no more. That’s the sad reality.

Also sad: their Tribeca Mushroom pizza is also no longer a thing, and they serve grated parmesan cheese instead of the freshly grated version nowadays.


5. Wendy’s: BBQnator

The Baconator is a work of art: two quarter-pound patties, cheese, and six strips of bacon in the same burger is a feat of engineering. Adding BBQ sauce to the mix? That was just genius. Unfortunately, the BBQNator hasn’t been heard from since 2012, which is just a crying shame.

4. Shakey’s: Pizza Castellana

Shakey’s once had a Spanish-style pizza that was the perfect throwback to when Pepperoni was really the only topping we needed, and not much else. With its distinct, bold taste, the Pizza Castellana came back in 2013, and was supposedly permanent, only to disappear from their menus once again about less than a year later. We’re waiting for another return anytime now, Shakey’s.


3. Zagu: Creme Brulee

Zagu’s best flavor, which is practically Leche Flan taken through a straw, disappeared from Zagu stores nationwide around 2016. And with that, we’ve taken to heading off to Quickly instead, but we’d be open to going back to our first Pearl shake love not named DEC if Creme Brulee ever returned.


2. Jollibee: Crisscut Fries

Jollibee’s answer to McDonald’s Twister Fries was last seen in 2012, and is aching for a comeback in an era dominated by Potato Corner. C’mon, guys: you even had flavors, which couldn’t be said for Twister Fries!


1. McDonald’s: McRib

2014 saw the infamous item everyone in the US could only talk about: the McRib. We loved it, it sold like hotcakes, but McDonald’s has yet to bring it back to their menu despite all of that success. What gives?


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