In the early ’90s, McDonald’s made another failed attempt to develop their dinner menu with the tackily named McSpaghetti. Lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo options were also included, and the meals came with sides like vegetables and mashed potatoes – which don’t sound very McDonald’s-y, do they?
McSpaghetti gained a bit of a cult following in the Philippines, where it was introduced as early as 1983 and became popular with a side of fried chicken. However, in the States, at least, it disappeared from the market as quickly as its other dinner menu counterparts. Like the McPizza, McSpaghetti illustrates an important aspect of successful business: stick with what you know.