Fast food restaurants are continually trying to outdo each other. Sometimes their unique creations leave a mark on society as few things can. Some of these items everyone wishes they brought back. While a few of them are best left in the past where they belong. Everyone has at least one oddball fast food favorite that they enjoy. So let’s see if yours is on the list by checking out the top 10 outrageous fast food items.
10. Wendy’s Baconator
How much bacon is too much bacon? That’s a trick question to some of you. Wendy’s set out on a mission to see if it was possible to add too much bacon to a sandwich. The Baconator from Wendy’s weighs in at a whopping 900 calories. That’s just for one sandwich. Add fries and soda pop, and you’re going to be chowing down on enough calories for an entire day. Would Dave Thomas approve of this bacon overload? Well, he did once say if you want fiber to eat a sweater. So, he’d probably be okay with this heaping serving of bacon. Have you sunk your teeth into a Baconator? If not, then it’s high time you head on over to your local Wendy’s. Unlike some of the items on this list, you can get yourself a Baconator right now. Who knows how long this bacon stacked sandwich will be on the menu. Don’t be in a panic; it’s already been on the menu for 12 years. The chances are good that people aren’t going to come to their senses any time soon. Even if they did, all you need to do is add a ton of bacon to a Wendy’s Classic Single. That’s basically what the Baconator is. It’s their classic quarter pounder with a fistful of bacon on top of it.
9. Kuro Pearl Burger from Burger King Japan
There aren’t too many black foods in the world. Who knows if that’s a good or a bad thing. There are even fewer black colored items on fast food menus. Leave it to the courageous Japanese eaters to come up with the Kuro Pearl Burger. What’s so special about this burger? Well, everyone already knows that Burger King is famous for its enormous sandwich called the Whopper. This sandwich is no exception when it comes to size. However, its black buns separate it from the rest of the fast food sandwiches. If all of this wasn’t already odd enough for you, then there’s also squid ink in the special sauce. When was the last time you sat down to a meal that had squid ink in it? Topping off the sandwich was a slice of black cheese. There aren’t too many places around the world that could pull off such a sandwich. The Japanese ordered these in droves and is still a much talked about item. Burger King must feel that the rest of the world isn’t ready for such a unique sandwich. They very well could be right. How many times have you seen any black items on your favorite fast food menu board? That speaks for itself. Though, if you’re Japanese, a tear must already be forming in your eye over the sandwich that is no more.
8. The McRib from McDonald’s
You either love or hate the McRib. There is no room for anything in between. The draw of a McRib is that it’s on the menu from time to time. No one knows for sure when it’ll be back. It pops up out of nowhere like a thief in the night. You may find yourself going to a McDonald’s to buy one even if you hate it. Why? It has some sort of magical power over people. There is no explanation as to why anyone would feel the urge to eat this pressed rib patty sandwich. It’s not even that good. What is a McRib? It’s a sandwich made out of pressed meat that’s in the shape of a rib. It comes with onion, pickle, and BBQ sauce. It’s put together on a long soft bun that might be the best part of the sandwich. All of this may sound a bit harsh to those of you who are among the cult following this sandwich has. It wouldn’t be too surprising if you stock up on them and put a few in your freezer to savor later on. Keep an eye out online to get a heads up the next time it’s being offered. It appears if and when the McRib is being sold again is one of the biggest secrets in the fast food world.
7. The Windows 7 Whopper from Burger King Japan
Burger King has made out list one more time. Do you remember when Windows 7 was launched? You would if you lived in Japan. We all know the Whopper is, well, a whopper of a sandwich. It’s not too far fetched to believe that some of you may have a difficult time polishing off such a mammoth sandwich. The good folks over at Burger King were thinking of some way they could outdo themselves. How does a fast food chain do that when they’re famous for already offering up a huge sandwich? What does Windows 7 have to do with any of this? It’s as good of a reason as any to stack seven flame broiled pieces of beefy delight on top of a sandwich. Yes, the Windows 7 Whopper had seven meat patties on it. What better way to celebrate the launch of a new operating system than with a heart attack on a bun? If you think the regular Whopper is too big of a sandwich, then this probably seems outrageous. Don’t be so angry that you can’t buy the Windows 7 Whopper at your local Burger King. This little menu hack will ensure that you’re able to enjoy this beefy monstrosity any time. All you have to do is ask for six additional meat patties on your Whopper. That’s it. You don’t need to get into a Delorean and go back to the past with Marty McFly. There’s no need to travel back in time when any Burger King can make this sandwich. We all know the Whopper isn’t going anywhere and that means you’ll be able to order up one of these at any time.
6. Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut Australia
This is one of those items that makes you scratch your head. Have you ever wanted to mix hot dogs and pizza? Probably not. Someone who worked for Pizza Hut in Australia probably thought this was a good idea. What exactly is the Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza? It’s exactly what it sounds like. They stuffed a hot dog into the crust of a pizza. While it didn’t take a technological genius to pull this off, it had to take some real courage to offer it to the public. Meat in tube form can easily be shaped into just about anything. Making it a circle to wrap around a pizza isn’t all too complicated. The desire to eat such a pizza on the other hand is. Who in their right mind decides they want to eat pizza and a hot dog? The item sounds like a great feast for a college frat party or after a night of drinking. So it’s not too surprising that this isn’t a current menu item. What’s the oddest thing about this pizza and hot dog concoction? It could be the fact they drizzled both ketchup and mustard all over the crust. Not only is this a weird combination for a pizza, but the condiment drizzle also had to make it messy as well.
5. The Foie Gras Burger from Wendy’s Japan
You’d think a sandwich like this would originate in some place like France. No, it’s our Japanese friends who keep wowing us with over the top fast food items. Foie gras has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. What exactly is it? Foie gras is the liver from a duck that has been overfed. Some say it’s animal cruelty, those in Japan and other parts of the world call it a delicacy. So much so, that they were willing to shell out the equivalent of 16 USD for this one of a kind sandwich. Now let’s turn out attention to what makes The Foie Gras Burger so unique. It was a square burger topped with goose liver and truffles. That sounds a bit high strung for a fast food joint. Wendy’s made sure not to cut corners by continuing to offer their world-famous square hamburger patties. It would be shocking if this sandwich made its way to the rest of the world. Beyond the extremely high cost, there’s the whole liver issue. Liver in itself isn’t exactly the delicacy it was once thought to be. Does The Foie Gras Burger make the Baconator sound not so strange?
4. The Waffle Taco from Taco Bell
When was the last time you craved Taco Bell for breakfast? It was probably after a night of drinking where you were still awake when the sun went up. Now everyone has their wish as Taco Bell has a brand new breakfast menu. The star of that menu is the Waffle Taco. This is exactly what your liver has been begging you for. It’ll sop up all that unwanted alcohol with its fast food greasy goodness. You won’t feel so bad the next day after gobbling down a couple of these. What exactly is a Waffle Taco? It’s a taco with a waffle shell. Yes, your mind is already blown entirely. It gets even better. The shell is folded in half like a taco and filled with sausage or bacon and scrambled eggs. Instead of hot sauce, they give you a container of syrup. A couple of these fantastic creations and your night out that turned into a daytime drinking binge won’t seem so out of control. This is one of those fast food items that you have to be out on a bender to appreciate its value. The Waffle Taco has been a hit with breakfast customers. While McDonald’s reigns supreme in the world of breakfast, Taco Bell is coming full force at them. Everyone should keep a close eye to what Taco Bell is doing when it comes to breakfast. Don’t be surprised in the coming years if they begin to close in on McDonald’s. They are one of the few fast food chains which may be able to put a dent in McDonald’s foothold in the world of breakfast.
3. Premium Lobster & Caviar Burger from Wendy’s Japan
By now you should get the drift if you’re into eating very bizarre things. Japan is the place to go for everything weird. The Premium Lobster & Caviar Burger is a sandwich for anyone who has refined tastes. If you’re craving a sandwich like this, then you’re probably not the typical Wendy’s customer. Though, you very well could be in Japan. The Japanese are well known for having an adventurous appetite and a love of seafood. When those two things get combined, this is the result of it. Don’t be surprised by the entire lobster claw on the sandwich. You should also not be surprised by the sprinkle of caviar on the sandwich. Yes, you read that right. There’s both a lobster claw and caviar on this sandwich. It’s okay if you feel the need to extend your pinky finger while eating it. The world will understand the need to extrude decadence while devouring a sandwich that consists of both surf and turf. There’s no word if the Premium Lobster & Caviar Burger will be coming to a Wendy’s near you. It wouldn’t be so surprising if it did considering the number one bizarre fast food item on our list. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what that is. There’s a demand for lobster sandwiches in America, and one fast food restaurant is dishing them out. It takes a particular type of fast food devotee to order a sandwich containing lobster. That’s probably why it’s a relatively unseen item on menus around the globe.
2. The Double Down from KFC
What list of fast food marvels would be complete without Kentucky Fried Chicken? The Colonel himself is probably rolling in his grave at this one. The Double Down from KFC is a sandwich that’s not exactly a sandwich. What? Well, let’s talk about this. What’s the one thing that gets in your way of enjoying the meat when eating a sandwich? Was the first thought that came to your mind bread? If so, then you’re the exact type of person the Double Down was designed for. Make sure you’re seated for what this sandwich consists of. The Double Down has no bread at all. It’s, in fact, two pieces of deep-fried chicken with cheese, bacon, and sauce in between them. The two pieces of fried chicken act as the bun. Who needs bread when you can skip it and just have delicious crispy fried chicken? Those of you who consider yourselves health nuts can go for the grilled variety. You should know that in the Philippines KFC has what’s called the Double Down Dog. It’s a hot dog with pieces of fried chicken wrapped around it. If that’s not your cup of tea, then there’s the Zinger Double Down at KFC in Korea. It’s a burger that has fried chicken as buns. This is the type of meal for all of you who hate your heart enough to fill it full of artery-clogging fat.
1. McDonald’s Lobster Roll in Select New England Restaurants
Don’t mistake McDonald’s Lobster Roll for a sandwich like their McRib. The McRib is a sandwich in which no one knows when it’s going to be on sale. The Lobster Roll, on the other hand, you know when it’s going to be on the menu. It’s usually available for a very short window of time during the summer. Though, you’re more than likely never going to see it unless you go to select McDonald’s locations in New England. Don’t expect to see the Lobster Roll anywhere outside of New England. The Lobster Roll is pretty much lobster, mayo, lettuce, and a roll. For those of you who don’t know, in New England, they call buns rolls. The sandwich generally goes for $9 when it’s for sale. While the price does sound steep, similar lobster rolls can cost much more in restaurants throughout New England. While some say, McDonald’s Lobster Roll isn’t as good, the savings alone may make it well worth checking out.