McDonalds once served the McPizza, but it took 11 minutes to make
A line of personal-sized pizzas from McDonalds was first seen in the late 1970s in test-market stores near interstate highways around Milwaukee and Madison. In Canada, the pizza originally began as a family-sized pizza that was brought out to the table by an employee and placed on a raised rack in the centre of the table. Later it was scaled down to a personal-sized pizza. However, variations have found their way into some international markets such as India. McDonald’s also test marketed a 14-inch, round, traditional-style pizza in Evansville, Indiana, and nearby Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1989. By 1991, the McDonald’s test markets for pizza had grown to over 500 McDonald’s locations before the pizza test was placed on hold. Pizza was discontinued in most restaurants by 2000. The reason for eliminating the pizza from the menu was that the time to cook a pizza took 11 minutes, and McDonalds wanted to keep its reputation for fast service. Some, like the McDonald’s located in Pomeroy, Ohio, still offer family size and personal size pizza as of February 26, 2013.
Other failed McDonalds food items include:
Hulaburger, McAfrica, McLobster, McHotdog, McPasta
Posted August 10, 2013