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Counter Intelligence: The Death of the Hula Burger

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    Remember the McDonald's Hula Burger? Neither did we. Fortunately, someone has taken the time to remind us about the grilled pineapple-and-cheese concoction offered by Mickey D's that was originally meant to appeal to Catholics who abstained from eating meat on Fridays.

    Check out what McDonalds menu items have failed over the years and take in our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.

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    • Remember the McDonald's Hula Burger? Neither did we. Fortunately, someone has taken the time to remind us about the grilled pineapple-and-cheese concoction offered by Mickey D's that was originally meant to appeal to Catholics who abtained from eating meat on Fridays. It wasn't there for long. Though the fast-food giant is doing well despite the recession with the bankable Big Mac and venerable Dollar Menu, take a look at some of the failed items from the restaurant chain that were huge McFlops with consumers throughout the years.
       
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