When a newly launched fast food item sells out within days (and sometimes hours), restaurant chains know they have a real winner on their hands. And fans should know that these popular items are more likely than not to reappear in the future.
Here’s a list of four items that can be labeled as rare – they left the menus long before we could get enough of them. But to our delight, all of those coveted orders are available again.
Culver’s famous April Fool’s Day joke became a real limited-time item last year, and the burger sold out in under two hours at most places. This year, the Curderburger is making a big comeback, and the chain plans to increase its supplies so more customers can get their hands on it.
“We realized we needed to bring it back in a much bigger way for 2022, and we hope our guests will say it was worth the wait,” said Culver’s Director of Menu Development Quinn Adkins.
Starting Oct. 12 and running through the end of the month, the chain will serve the beef burger which includes a funky addition of a fried cheddar cheese patty.
In August, chicken giant Wingstop launched its highly anticipated chicken sandwich in 12 iconic flavors, from mango habanero to hickory smoky barbecue. The release was so popular it ended up selling out in just six days, giving us all flashbacks to Popeyes circa 2019.
The chain sold over a million sandwiches, a 4-week supply, in those first six days, and declared itself totally out of product, leaving customers disappointed.
Naturally, the popular article is getting a callback, right now. The sandwich is back at participating locations nationwide, and according to the chain, there’s “a lot going on” this time around.
The item is made up of a chicken breast patty and is sauced and tossed in a signature sauce of your choice, then finished with pickles and a buttery toasted bun. Each comes with a side of ranch for dipping.
Who does not yet know the fate of Mexican pizza fans? In one of the most infamous moves by a fast-food chain during the pandemic, Taco Bell removed this highly customizable gem from the menu and sparked a (digital) riot.
When the a one-of-a-kind pizza made its triumph Back earlier this year, Taco Bell was completely unprepared for the excitement that was brewing. After an 18-month hiatus, fans flocked to get all the Mexican pizza they had missed and sthe beers were seven times higher than expected. All 7,600 Taco Bell locations sold out in just under two months, executive says Fortune magazine.
Luckily, Taco Bell decided to do it right and not just bring the pizza back again, but put it on the permanent menu, where you can find it as we speak.
In 2021, Pizza Hut launched a limited-edition pizza that was so popular it ended up selling out faster than the company expected. (However, the article did not come without controversy.)
Due to its popularity, the pie has become something of a seasonal staple, making sporadic appearances on the menu – in a “now you see me, now you don’t” way that only further stokes it. the flames of fan desire.
And if you’re one of those hungry fans, you’re in luck: pizza made another comeback last month. It comes in three original flavors – Double Pepperoni (the most popular), Meaty Deluxe and Supremo – as well as a customizable option, where you can add up to five of your favorite toppings.
What is special about this pie? Let’s just say the cheese spreads all the way to the edges, resulting in an incredibly caramelized and crispy crust. The sauce comes on top and layers over the cheese and additional toppings. This helps keep the crust as airy and soft as possible, a characteristic the Detroit pie draws from its Sicilian roots.
Mura is ETNT’s associate editor, leading coverage of America’s favorite restaurant chains, grocery stores and viral food moments. Find out more about Mura