The wildest fast food menu items of the decade

Thanks to the rise of social media, more and more restaurants and chains are determined to put out food menu items that are as Instagrammable as they are delicious.

From sky-high sundaes and milkshakes with hundreds of ingredients to gold plated chicken fingers, local joints know that the best way to get people inside their restaurants is by creating something that people will want to post and talk about.

Major fast food chains have also leaned into this trend over the last decade, creating limited-edition menu creations meant to draw attention, shock and confuse fans and potential new consumers.

Some of the wackiest fast food items over the past 10 years have been visually over-the-top while others have had unexpected flavor pairings and textures.

Regardless of what limited-edition menu items our favorite chains put out this decade, they had one thing in common: They were completely original and completely unexpected.

Here were the wildest fast food menu items of the decade:

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Cult-favorite fast food items of the decade
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Fried Chicken Sandwich, Popeye's
Double Down Burger, KFC
Halloween Whopper, Burger King
Szechuan Sauce, McDonald's
Mac n' Cheetos, Burger King
Doritos Locos Taco, Taco Bell
Mighty Wings, McDonald's
Impossible Whopper, Burger King
Naked Chicken Chalupa, Taco Bell
Spicy chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A
McRib, McDonald's
Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich, Carl's Jr.
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