35 Times Fast-Food Companies Tried a Little Something New — To Varying Degrees of Success

35 Times Fast-Food Companies Tried a Little Something New — To Varying Degrees of Success

The fast-food game can’t stay stagnant! For some unknown reason, the menus must always be changing. How do you think we got gems like the Baconator or Chicken Fries? From constantly brainstorming! Of course, that’s how we also got monstrosities like the Whopperito and the Double Down Dog. But we won’t worry about those at the moment. Whaddya got, Johnson?!?!

McDonald's Lobster Roll Lobster Roll made with 100% Real North Atlantic Lobster Aside from Filet-O-Fish (which was a Lent godsend), there's something so unsettlingly (in my digestive system) about McDonald's carrying seafood. CRACKED.COM

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Mashed Potato Beef Burger MCDONALD'S 100% Manly Man CRACKED.COM For a while, McDonald's China was on a big masculinity kick. Lots of their commercials highlighted the manliness of meat eaters - none moreso than this burger that dared to include a layer of potato salad.

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Shake 'em Up Fries were DIY cheese fries. CRACKED.COM Burger King gave customers the experience of being a real fry chef! Customers would dump a packet of flavoring into a bag of fries, and shake the whole thing up until every fry was sticky as hell.

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McStuffins were Hot Pockets. CRACKED.COM McDonalds wanted to get in on the scalding pouch pastry game with two of their signature flavor profiles: ...chicken teriyaki, and ...pepperoni pizza.

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Burger King's Burger Pizza In a clear publicity stunt (that we are continuing to help hype, so it's effective), a 2,500 calorie pizza-sized burger was only available in New York because New Yorkers aren't snobs about their pizza or anything. CRACKED.COM

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Burger King's Whopperito CLAME Most people look at a Whopper and go, You know what would make this better? If it were a burrito, too. Not all foods need to be a mash-up, but don't tell Burger King, who sold the novelty item to compete with Chipotle. CRACKED.COM

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Gracoro Burger MCDONALD'S CRACKED.COM McDonald's Japan once offered this deep-fried dollop of macaroni, shrimp, and white sauce.

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Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt FRIENDLY'S CRACKED.COM Friendly's rested on their laurels after inventing the clown-shaped ice cream sundae - until 2010, when they decided to bookend their, frankly, already generous hamburgers with two grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Doritos Pizza PIZZA HUT CRACKED.COM They nearly out-pizza'd their own hut by placing Dorito shards around the perimeter of their 'za, like a crown of thorns. Lest you think they didn't go big enough, they also stuffed the crust with that boldest of cheeses: mozzarella.

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