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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fast Food Memoriam: The Hardee's Big Cookie
Some of my fondest childhood memories stem from the days when my mother would take me over to my grandma's so she could babysit me while mom my worked. Often times either on our way to my grandparents house or on the way home in the afternoon my mom would stop and get me a special treat. That treat was the Big Cookie from Hardee's. That oversized, soft, warm chocolate chip cookie never ceased to bring a smile to my face. It is with great sadness that I lament its passing. I hadn't thought much about it in years until it came in conversation today, and I was incredibly disappointed that you can no longer stop into your local Hardee's and pick one up. All of the Hardee's locations in Muncie where I grew up are closed and gone and have been for years. You can't even get a Hardee's burger where I grew up let alone my favorite childhood treat. When Hardee's did their menu overhaul several years ago some things were bound to get lost in the shuffle for the sake of making an overall better menu. It's just unfortunate that the Big Cookie had to be one of those casualties of the corporate battlefield. What are some of your favorite no longer in existence fast food menu items? I have a feeling there are several out there that might be worth blogging about. Also, I wasn't able to find any pictures of the Big Cookie and the Big Cookie pouch that it came in so if anybody can find one on the googles or somewhere else let me know.