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13 Fast Food Menu Items That Have Fanatical Cult Followings

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Fast food menu items come and go, but only a select few develop a cult-like fan base.

Some have disappeared from the fast food world, leaving raging fans pleading with the companies to one day resurrect their beloved foods. Others strive on — either as limited-time offerings or permanent menu stalwarts.

We've compiled a bunch of menu items that have developed true cult followings.

KFC's Double Down

KFC originally promoted the Double Down in an April Fools press release, but the sandwich received such a positive response that the chain decided to leave the item on the menu.

Consisting of two thick slabs of bacon, two slices of cheese, and the Colonel's Sauce all sandwiched between two deep fried chicken breasts, KFC's Double Down is considered to be "so meaty, there's no room for a bun!" 

It's also considered to be one of the nation's most unhealthy sandwiches.  But popular demand in America and abroad have kept this 540-calorie menu item alive.



Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

It's practically a national holiday for Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers when Starbucks releases its fall drink menu each September. 

However, this year there was so much demand for the sweet treat that Starbucks ran out of latte making supplies and declared a "pumpkin emergency," much to the dismay of its loyal customers. 

In attempts to get their pumpkin and caffeine fix, some thirsty fans resorted to making homemade pumpkin spice lattes until Starbucks was able to avert the crisis.



Sonic's Cherry Limeade

Two whole limes go into Sonic's Cherry Limeade which is, perhaps, one of the reasons why this sweet beverage has been so successful. 

But fans also gush over the tiny ice pellets, which have a slushier quality than regular ice chips, and the Styrofoam cup, which is said to keep in the chill.

Still not convinced? You can always try one at half price everyday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. during Sonic's Happy Hour.



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