For me, when Hot'n'Now emerged on the fast food scene in Michigan in the '80s, it's beauty was in its simple menu -- burgers, fries, drinks -- nothing else.

And then came an expanded menu, and soon they were gone.

Redditor TurdSandwich42104 recently posted this photo of a Hot'n'Now menu on the r/Michigan subreddit, and it floored me. The menu was WAY too complicated. (By the way, the discussion in the forum there is fantastic!)

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Chicken sandwiches? Blasphemy! Big Hots? Really? Was that even necessary? NO! Kid's Meals? Okay, maybe. But certainly not all those damn desserts.

What I remember of the Hot'n'Now glory years was their simple menu -- burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, pop, and velvety shakes. This is why I went there. There was no decisions. You got a burger and you got the hell out of there. No muss, no fuss. If you wanted choices, get thee to a Burger King.

Rest in Peace, Hot'n'Now.

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