I grew up eating McDonald’s Fried Apples Pie in Miami, so you can imagine my sadness when they switched over to the baked inferior Apple Pie, which has been on the menu for almost 30 years now.
McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie had a long initial run from its debut in 1968 (the same as the Big Mac) until September 1992. So what happened in September 1992? Our beloved McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie was permanently removed from the regular menu for “health concerns.”
The delicious fried pies were replaced with the baked ones available today, even though those too were recently revamped.
It is and continues to be an unforgivable crime. The lackluster oven-baked version was nowhere near as good as the original.
However, the texture of the original’s crispy exterior and the more flavorful apple insides left an impression on me that I never forgot.
There was a time when you could find the fried apple pie at any McDonald’s Express, but that went away too like the Tax Relief deal. There were rumors of a McDonald’s in Key Largo in South Florida that sold them.
Once I checked it out, unfortunately not true.
McDonald’s franchisees in Tampa and Miami, Florida, sell the legendary fried pie.
As of June 2018, McDonald’s has converted all Florida stores with the fried apple pies to a new version of the baked apple pie. So, it is the end for the time being of our beloved fried apple pie in the contiguous United States.
Does anyone still sell McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies?
Currently, the McDonald’s at 10207 Lakewood Boulevard on Florence Avenue in Downey, California, is the only restaurant selling fried apple pies. However, there is a reason for that!
This particular McDonald’s location has more leeway than other U.S. restaurants. It was the third McDonald’s restaurant to open way back on August 18, 1953, and because of that, it has more control over what’s on its menu.
All McDonald’s locations in Hawaii sell the legendary McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie. I haven’t given up hope on the fried apple pie making a return.
One last note, we need to ban together in a Facebook group and lobby McDonald’s. Cause Bring Back McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies and Bring back the original McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie Facebook groups total eight members between both of them, and that’s not going to cut it.
History of McDonald’s Apple Pie Video
Current McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie Locations
These known McDonald’s locations outside the United States sell the Fried or Crispy Apple Pies.
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