McDonald’s had a “Hula Burger” consisting of a slice of grilled pineapple and cheese, and tested it one day head-to-head with another new item — the Filet-O-Fish, which sold 350 sandwiches to only SIX Hula Burgers.
McDonald’s chicken nuggets are 100% chicken breast meat, but each nugget only adds up to about 45% chicken because they’re given two coats of batter, seasoning, and oil.
Taco Bell had a “Seafood Salad” back in 1986 and it contained shrimp, crab, and white fish in a tortilla bowl.
Carl’s Jr. had a sibling Mexican restaurant called Taco de Carlos that did not take off, all 17 locations being sold off in the ’80s.
When a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens, the first 100 customers are given free meals for a year (one a week, 52 total), consisting of a chicken sandwich, medium waffle potato fries, and a medium drink.
There’s one McDonald’s that has a turquoise arch instead of the traditional yellow, and it’s in Sedona, Arizona because city officials thought the classic gold would clash with the surrounding desert’s natural red rocks.
Shake Shack got its name from an amusement park attraction spotted in Grease‘s “You’re the One That I Want” dance scene.
Burger King once tried a slightly more upscale dinner situation called Burger King Table Service, featuring BK Dinner Baskets (chicken, steak, sandwich, or Whopper) between the hours of four and eight p.m., which came with side options of fries or a baked potato and coleslaw or a side salad, along with a basket of popcorn while you waited for your meal.
And finally, there’s something called the “fajita effect” at Chili’s, during which cooks will began prepping for multiple fajita orders after the first fajita order because the smell and sizzling prompts more people to request it.