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The 1980s McDonald's Sandwich You Probably Forgot About

Nostalgia is one of the major themes of the 21st century, and tons of American fast food chains are capitalizing on that by bringing back vintage menu items. McDonald's already brought back the McRib and the Bacon McDouble, but there's one classic 1980's sandwich that both McDonald's customers and higher-ups may have forgotten about.

Does the name Cheddar Melt sound familiar? Maybe not, considering this sandwich joined the McDonald's menu 33 years ago in 1988 and was quickly removed the following year. The Cheddar Melt consisted of a quarter-pound burger topped with creamy cheddar cheese sauce and grilled onions, served up in a soft rye bun.

The short-lived Cheddar Melt still left an impression on McDonald's patrons. In a Reddit thread about the discontinued burger, one user wrote, "I was 7 years old when this came out [...] I light a candle to St. [Kroc] every 4th of McDonald's in honor of this tasty treat." Another user added, "I worked at McDonald's back then. The cheese came in a caulk gun."

Complex notes that the Cheddar Melt returned in 2004 and again in 2014, but for a very limited time. Brazil has an alternate form of the sandwich called the Cheddar McMelt, which comes on a dark sesame seed bun with a squirt of shoyu sauce, but as far back as 2015, McDonald's fans across the internet have been begging the chain to bring the original Melt back.