14 Forgotten Fast Food Slogans

Fast food restaurants constantly change their slogans to get attention from new and hungry customers. Sometimes they’re memorable, like McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” or “It’s Mac Tonight” campaigns, but sometimes they’re not quite so catchy. Here are 14 forgotten fast food slogans.

MCDONALD’S

1. “MCDONALD'S AND YOU”

Introduced during the early 1980s, the slogan “McDonald’s and You” focused on all the good times and laughs you’d have at McDonald’s. The slogan was discontinued after one year.

2. “FOOD, FOLKS AND FUN”

In 1990, “Food, Folks and Fun” catered to children and pre-teens looking for all three in one magical place or Happy Meal. The slogan was short-lived, only lasting for a year.

3. “WHAT YOU WANT IS WHAT YOU GET”

McDonald’s used its “What You Want Is What You Get at McDonald’s Today” slogan throughout the mid-1990s. It emphasized hard work and community values. In the summer of 1994, McDonald’s played up its partnership with The Flintstones live-action movie when they briefly changed it to “What You Want Is What You Get at RocDonald's Today.”

BURGER KING

4. “WHERE’S HERB THE NERD?”

Where’s Herb?” was a scavenger hunt contest to find Herb, a “nerd” visiting a Burger King in every state, giving away cash prizes and Whoppers. Burger King ran the contest throughout 1985.

5. “THIS IS A BURGER KING TOWN!”

From 1984 to 1986, “This is a Burger King Town!” was a slogan that emphasized small-town values and fast food.

6. “FAST FOOD FOR FAST TIMES”

During the late 1980s, Burger King introduced its “Fast Food For Fast Times” ad campaign that focused on fast-paced service and lifestyles.

TACO BELL

7. "MAKE A RUN FOR THE BORDER!"

Taco Bell urged customers to “Make a Run For The Border!" during the late 1980s and early 1990s. They nixed the campaign for the “Yo Quiero Taco Bell!” campaign during the latter half of the decade.

SUBWAY

8. “What A Sandwich!"

Subway used the slogan “What A Sandwich!” briefly during the mid-90s. The sandwich shop used other short-lived slogans until they settled on their current one, “Eat Fresh.”

PIZZA HUT

9. “Putt Putt to the Pizza Hut”

In 1966, Pizza Hut’s first national ad campaign—“Putt Putt to the Pizza Hut”—aired during halftime of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State "Game of the Century." The slogan and commercial successfully ran for eight years.

Fun Fact: In 2002, Pizza Hut approached rock band Ween to write a jingle for a potential new slogan “Where'd The Cheese Go?” for their new stuffed-crust pizza. The song and slogan were rejected, but not before Gene and Dean Ween wrote an amazing jingle.

KFC

10. “GRAB A BUCKET OF CHICKEN, HAVE A BARREL OF FUN”

In 1972, Kentucky Fried Chicken introduced the slogan “Grab a Bucket of Chicken, Have a Barrel of Fun” to go along with the iconic “Finger Lickin’ Good!” catchphrase. KFC used it until the early 1980s, when “We Do Chicken Right” took over.

Fun Fact: Along with “Stuck on Band-Aid” and “Like A Good Neighbor,” Barry Manilow wrote the jingle for “Buy a Bucket of Chicken, Have a Barrel of Fun.”

LONG JOHN SILVER’S

11. “WE SPEAK FISH”

In 2011, Long John Silver's launched “We Speak Fish” as their new slogan with an updated, more modern logo. The slogan was short-lived; it was replaced with “That's What I Like” the following year.

DOMINO’S

12. “AVOID THE NOID”

Introduced in 1986, the Noid was on a mission to ruin your pizza. And since Domino’s wants you to have the best pizza possible, they urged their customers to “Avoid the Noid” with a new slogan and mascot.

13. "YOU GOT 30 MINUTES"

Domino’s discontinued their 30 minutes or less pizza delivery guarantee, but introduced the slogan “You Got 30 Minutes” to give customers the impression of the previous pledge and continued fast service.

WHITE CASTLE

14. “Buy ‘Em By the Sack”

White Castle was established in 1921 and their first slogan was “Buy ‘Em By the Sack.” Over the years, they used “What You Crave” as their slogan, while White Castle’s current motto is “The Crave Is A Powerful Thing.”

10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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Greg Rosenke/Unsplash

The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

Amazon

Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

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2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

Amazon

Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

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3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

Amazon

Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

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4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

Amazon

The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

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5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

Amazon

Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

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6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

Amazon

This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

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7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

Amazon

Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

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8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

Amazon

What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

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9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

Amazon

Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

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10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

Amazon

Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

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Coca-Cola Is Discontinuing TaB After Almost 60 Years

Stock up while you can.
Stock up while you can.
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In 1963, Coca-Cola debuted TaB, a one-calorie diet soda that came in a pink can and promised women the chance to “have a shape he can’t forget.” The beverage was intended, as the commercial’s catchy jingle was quick to remind you, “for beautiful people,” with the sunny implication that sipping it could make you one of them.

TaB began to lose popularity after Diet Coke was launched in 1982, but a small crop of devotees still prefer it today. There’s even a website called ilovetab.com that keeps tabs on where the beverage is sold and which celebrities are spotted with a can in hand.

Unfortunately for fans, the Coca-Cola Company has finally decided to discontinue the drink just a few years short of its 60th anniversary. It’s not the only casualty: ZICO coconut water, Odwalla juices, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, and Coca-Cola Life (a reduced-sugar version of Coke with stevia leaf extract) are also being retired, along with a few regional and international products.

Though plenty of businesses have scaled back their offerings—or gone bankrupt—due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company maintains that these changes were in the works long before then. That said, “the ongoing COVID-19 supply chain challenges and shifting shopping behaviors prompted the company to fast-track its plan,” Coca-Cola explained in a press release.

TaB is now more of a nostalgic cult classic than a lucrative asset. According to The New York Times, Coca-Cola circulated about 3 million cases of TaB in 2011—not even half a percent of the number of Diet Coke cases produced in the same year. But that’s not to say people won’t be sad to see it go.

“We’re forever grateful to TaB for paving the way for the diets and lights category, and to the legion of TaB lovers who have embraced the brand for nearly six decades,” Kerri Kopp, Diet Coke’s group director for North America, said in a press release. “If not for TaB, we wouldn’t have Diet Coke or Coke Zero Sugar. TaB did its job.”

[h/t The New York Times]