Friday, October 17, 2008

Things that drive me CRAZY!!!

Ok, I've got to say that I've never understood the concept of "limitted time" anything. You would think that if something is successful, if the general public wants it, then a business should offer it all of the time. It makes sense right? Well, a good example of this is the orange creme shake at Arby's. This was at Arby's last year and I became completely and utterly addicted, just in time for them to discontinue it. The withdrawls were brutal. I didn't eat there for an entire year. Not until I saw the giant signs advertising my luscious shake. I love that shake. Well, I pull into Arby's the other night and order my shake. They tell me it's discontinued. WHAT IN THE CRAP! Then the girl says "We do have strawberry shakes" Um, what? I want orange creme! GRR. I've decided that all food I like is limitted time. A few years back lays had a potato chip that was "Dill" I loved that chip. Well they discontinued these chips and brought out this pickle chip that is a combo of salt and vinegar chips and my dill chips. Not so good. I just don't understand in our economy, why a company would remove popular items from their menu. A moderate example of this is the McRib sandwhich, and while I have never tasted the pressed pretend rib sandwich, others rave about it. Why...if it's so darn good, is it taken off the menu! Give me my dang orange creme shake back!!!! Take the McRib and the dill pickle chips, the eggnog shakes, and cherry cordial hershey's kisses. All I want is my freakin' Orange Creme shake...Oh the withdrawls!

6 comments:

The Greens said...

AMEN!! I have never had the orange creme shake but I'm with you on places discontinuing the good stuff!!

Keri Mead said...

This is the first year I tried the orange cream shake and it was HEAVENLY!

Jon the Storyteller said...

I agree with the McRib! I McRave about it. Others were Cranberry-Raspberry Kool-Aid, Archway's Nougat cookies (well, they do come out at Christmas, but we'd buy them all year). I'm sure there are more.

Anonymous said...

I loath it when restaurants remove favourite food and drink items. They should at least have the courtesy to ask ME first!!

Your new blog background rocks! It's the sort of retro-modern I enjoy so much.

Mimi said...

I HATE this too!!!!!!!! I totally agree, it's always the LIMITED items that are the best and why on earth would you want to take something off the menu when it is so POPULAR and has to obviously be bringing in more money than all the other menu items.... UGH!
We should like fight for new laws against this ... ha ha ha ...
Anyway, I so agree!

Steve Seay said...

I totally agree. I LOVE Wendy's Monterrey Ranch Chicken Sandwich. I could still get one in Utah up until a few years ago, but they too have taken it off the menu. It's pretty much the best thing on the menu and they don't even sell it anymore.