LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: The exterior of a KFC store photographed on February 18, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)
14 Discontinued KFC Items We Really Want Back
By Ellen Kershner
Introduced in the 1990s, KFC's Popcorn Chicken, made with 100% premium white breast meat, was touted as a step above chicken nuggets. However, in 2023, they were discontinued.
Popcorn Chicken
In 2018, KFC's Pickle Fried Chicken was served with pickles and a creamy sauce made with pickle juice. Customers probably felt that it was too sour, and it eventually got pulled.
Pickle Fried Chicken
KFC Potato Wedges were substantial enough to hold a satisfying dip of KFC's gravy. Even though customers have tweeted their protests and started an online petition, KFC moved on.
Potato Wedges
In the ‘80s, KFC sold $0.39 Chicken Littles, which were small chicken sandwiches with mayo and dill pickles. It's been discontinued for decades, but fans are still outraged.
Chicken Littles
Before there was KFC, there was Kentucky Roast beef in the 1960s, whose success was short-lived. By the end of its two-year run, all 100 restaurants had been closed.
Kentucky Roast Beef
Presented in 2016, KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken came with biscuits, pickles, and sides. The chicken had a marginally sweet, smoky taste, but wasn't as spicy as authentic versions.
Nashville Hot Chicken
KFC’s version of Strawberry Lemonade was pulled in 2023 and may or may not come back. It was cool, refreshing, and had a slightly sour flavor without being sickeningly sweet.
Strawberry Lemonade