cheatsheet.com – Some fast food trends are great (like some fast food chains’ creativity with their value menus). But others may make you scratch your head — or convince you that the people behind the menus have questionable taste. Below, check out the worst fast food trends that we hope to see fade away in 2018.
The Daily Meal reports that over the past few years, Cheetos have slowly been making their way onto fast food menus. Burger King introduced Mac n’ Cheetos and Cheetos Chicken Fries. Taco Bell created a Cheetos burrito. The Daily Meal speculates that we’ll soon see “a fast food burger dusted with Cheetos topping or a Cheetos-flavored bun.” But for anyone who dislikes the fake taste of Cheetos — or hates the way the orange dust sticks to your fingers and teeth — that doesn’t sound like a positive development.
Next: This fast food trend will leave you with a lukewarm meal.
2. Fast food delivery
The Daily Meal reports that it’s just a matter of time before you can get all your fast food favorites delivered to your door. With delivery options by Uber and Postmates already on the proverbial table, the publication thinks that all of the major fast food chains will get on board soon. But do you want them to? A burger or an order of fries typically only tastes right when served piping hot. So it probably wouldn’t be a great experience to have a lukewarm meal delivered to your door.
Next: This trend didn’t live up to the hype.
3. Szechuan sauce
McDonald’s has brought back its infamous Szechuan sauce, but we can’t be alone in hoping this is a trend that passes with 2018. As Eater explains, “In 1998, McDonald’s created it as a tie-in for Disney’s Mulan. An episode of the cartoon series Rick and Morty touted it in April 2017; and in October of the same year, McDonald’s revived the condiment and distributed a limited supply to a few locales. Fans stampeded the stores, even rioting at some when supplies ran out.” But as Eater found out, the sauce has little spice to it and tastes overwhelmingly sweet.
Next: This sandwich comes and goes, but we’d be happy to see it disappear for good.
Eat This, Not That! reports that another nostalgic misstep McDonald’s made was its choice to bring back the McRib. This menu item dates back to the 1980s and seems to illustrate a similarly outdated approach to nutrition since it consists of shredded and reconstituted meat. As Chicago Magazine reports, the obviously fake sandwich comes and goes from the McDonald’s menu thanks to the limited supply of pork trimmings — and the way prices for that “material” go up when McDonald’s brings back the sandwich and starts buying a lot of it.
Next: These will end your meal on an entirely too-sweet note.
5. Dessert ‘mashups’
We have nothing against fast food chains that want to have some fun with their dessert menus. But we do take issue with the idea that you have to include a half-dozen different flavors in each decadent — and calorically rich — dessert. As Eat This, Not That! notes, one of the biggest fast food trends is toward these dessert “mashups,” ranging from Taco Bell’s Kit Kat Chocoladillas to IHOP’s Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast. Not only are these desserts an unhealthy way to end a fast food meal, but they often pack in so many flavors — and so much sugar — that they overwhelm your palate.
I for the most part agree with this list…especially Cheetos being used every fucking where…but nah don’t mess with delivery…if i choose to have my food conveniently delivered to my doorstep lukewarm then that’s what I want damnit. Also they were kind of spot on with Szechuan sauce, it was okay..nothing to go crazy about.