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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Jackson Township, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

Our clients trust us because we are honest, hardworking, and efficient with every job we perform. We understand that no two basement waterproofing jobs are the same, which is why we will never give you a quote using a “cookie-cutter” approach.

Basement Waterproofing in Jackson Township

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Jackson Township:

The “Clay Bowl” Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

Which Waterproofing Solution is Right for Me?

Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

Get it Done Right, the First Time

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!

 If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

Latest News in Jackson Township

Boats are revved up for the return of Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix!

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the postponement or cancellation of all kinds of events in 2020 including the Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix leaving boat racers flying solo on Jersey Shore waters. It’s back though in 2021 as the boats are full of fuel, revved up and ready to go. Angelo Juliano, Treasurer on the Board of Directors with the New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association explains that the adrenaline for the race that take place June 13 has been building up for over a year. "We missed last year…

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the postponement or cancellation of all kinds of events in 2020 including the Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix leaving boat racers flying solo on Jersey Shore waters.

It’s back though in 2021 as the boats are full of fuel, revved up and ready to go.

Angelo Juliano, Treasurer on the Board of Directors with the New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association explains that the adrenaline for the race that take place June 13 has been building up for over a year.

"We missed last years race, the whole season was called off and the racers have just been tooling around with their boats, making their motors better, bigger, faster, cleaner and now they’re set to come out," Juliano said.

The Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix, a race that’s been running for 52-years, is part of a Jersey Shore renaissance in 2021 as more places can open and more events can happen than at this time last year or last summer.

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra says it’s never been more important to have the race back, and at this point in June, because it not only shows the race is back but the borough is as well.

"Coming out of Covid, we’ve all had some really difficult times. The race is going to bring a big financial boost to all the different businesses and our residents and guests are just going to love seeing one big, huge, spectacular event again and it’s exactly what’s needed at exactly the right time," Kanitra said.

Known for years as "The Benihana Offshore Grand Prix", the race is something close to home for Kanitra and his family.

"Even before we officially moved here, when I was in kindergarten, my grandparents opened up the Harbor Lights Motor Lodge on Broadway in 1980 and that was really the height of the old Benihana Race’s popularity," Kanitra said. "As a new business, my grandfather used to tell stories all the time of Rocky Aoki staying there and all the racers and big personalities and characters, he loved it, but it was more than just that experience, it was the financial boost to our family business and with the pandemic and all the difficulties that local businesses have experienced recently, the loans that they’ve had to take out to survive…that family story of mine is going to transcend over the decades here to Point Pleasant Beach this year and is going to once again provide a really much needed financial boost."

Race day, which is Sunday June 13th, will be preceded by two days worth of events in Point Pleasant Beach with a "Meet the Racers" block party from 4-8 pm on Friday that’ll be held from Arnold Avenue at Route 35 South to the Elks Lodge lagoon with Live music, sidewalk sales and a parade where the boats will march down Arnold Avenue and also include Miss Garden State Jackie DiPasquale.

On Saturday, there will be events including seeing the boats up close before they go on a test run in the ocean.

Then comes race day.

"You come over the bridge, you can hear the engines from Brielle probably and it’s just going to be action packed, I mean they’ve got a ton of great heats coming and I think they’ve got about 36 boats from all over the country that are planning on coming," Kanitra said. "As someone whose been on those boats before, I can tell you they don’t go light, they don’t go easy, they go really hard and heavy and everybody’s going to love it."

The race used to be a lot longer in length than it is now, Juliano explains, having raced out of Point Pleasant Beach up the Manasquan Inlet up and down the eastern seaboard heading to places like Seaside Heights and all the way up to Fire Island.

"We shortened it for spectators, we run about 7-miles oval and they do about 60-80 miles per hour depending on what class boat they’re in, and that’s the OPA rules, we follow OPA rules," Juliano said.

These boats go incredibly fast though on the water depending on what class the boat is in.

"It starts at 60 Class 7 and it goes up to unlimited," Juliano said. "Insurance made us slow it down so top speeds are about 160/180 on the big unlimited but you have different class speeds starting at 60, 70, 75, 80, 95, 100 and then upward."

Does it feel like you’re going that fast in a boat?

"Even faster," Juliano said. "It’s even faster. At 60 and 70 mph, it’s unbelievable, imagine going 100-plus….nothing else compares."

Mayor Paul Kanitra and I both tried out the boats for ourselves before the upcoming race and one at a time as we were joined in the boat by an experienced boat racer.

The boat we tested out can top out at about 120 mph….we weren’t going that fast but enough to know what it’s like in one of these race boats which do require two people, one to steer and one to hit the gas and brakes.

The best spot to see all these boats speed away at the Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix is pretty much anywhere up and down the boardwalk.

The first race will run at 12 pm and the second race at 2 pm but the boats will begin lining up around 10:30 am.

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Destination Summer: A place to find fun in New York, NJ, Connecticut

New York-It’s getting warmer and you’re ready to safely enjoy the fun you can enjoy with family and friends. Join the Eyewitness News meteorologist Amy Freeze and join the 30-minute special “Destination Summer”. We will travel throughout the Tristate for some great activities that are definitely worth visiting this summer. First, travel to New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. You may have visited before … but now the post-Covid situation works differently. From booking arrival times to arranging…

New York-It’s getting warmer and you’re ready to safely enjoy the fun you can enjoy with family and friends. Join the Eyewitness News meteorologist Amy Freeze and join the 30-minute special “Destination Summer”. We will travel throughout the Tristate for some great activities that are definitely worth visiting this summer.

First, travel to New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. You may have visited before … but now the post-Covid situation works differently. From booking arrival times to arranging vehicle lines and ordering food in the park, we’ll show you a new protocol for safe enjoyment. Plus, get a preview of their latest ride-the tallest, longest, and fastest single-rail coaster in the world. Then head north to Westchester and board the Yonkers iFly. The brave flyer is a wind-blown simulator tunnel up to 150mph, where you can feel the thrill of skydiving without risk.

What would happen in summer without a little adventure? Embark on a Jurassic-style expedition and encounter the roaring animatronic dinosaurs that move in the woods! Field Station: Located in Overpeck Park, Bergen County, the dinosaurs have more than 30 live shows a day, as well as games and activities for kids and adults. Paleontologists make sure the exhibits are accurate, and Broadway producers make sure the experience is thrilling, educational and enjoyable. Then go back in time with the only steam locomotive and riverboat connection in the country. Essex steam trains and riverboats travel through the beautiful wetlands of Connecticut. Riders can learn to operate steam locomotives and even whistle!

To enjoy the outdoors while enjoying the challenge, go to the Adventure Park on Long Island. Treetop Park in Wheatley Heights with a variety of rope courses and over 20 ziplines. The park has 185 different platforms, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of nature. Then return to Manhattan for the immersive Van Gogh. Here, visitors can connect with art in new ways. The exhibition allows people to “step into” Van Gogh’s paintings using projection screens, theatrical storytelling, and animation.
And if you have the courage, you can take a walk in the Hudson Yards on the edge, the tallest outdoor skydeck in the Western Hemisphere. Amazing views and see-through floors create an exhilarating experience. In addition, make a short road trip to the Edge of the Woods to feel the rush of river rafting in Delaware Water Gap.

We would appreciate it if you could join us at the Destination Summer from 7 pm on Saturday, May 22nd. ABC7NY only.

Where to see in our show:

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson Township, NJ-New safety protocols such as booking arrival times and limited park capacity.

iFLY-Yonkers, NY
Simulated skydiving from 3 to 103 years old.

38th New Jersey Lottery Ballooning Festival
Redington, NJ-July 23-25 ​​Get information and tickets at balloonfestival.com or 1-800-HOT-A ​​IR9.

Little island
Manhattan, New York. An oasis on the Hudson River at Pier 55.

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Leonia, NJ-A huge complex like Jurassic Park, with more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs in total-groans and moves! Opened June 19th.

Essex Steam Train & River Boat
Essex, Connecticut-Vintage steam locomotives and riverboats pass through the picturesque Connecticut River Valley. The train visits several coves and reserves and immerses passengers in an onboard eco-excursion where bird watching is possible.

Food Truck Festival at Mount
Mount Loretto Ponds on Staten Island-Gourmet food, beer, sangria, live music. June 11-13

NYC Pride 2021
Manhattan, NY and Online-Face-to-face and online events. Pride festival, pride island, etc.! June 17-27

Long Island Adventure Park
Wheatley Heights, NY-Zipline, mountaineering, aerial adventure. Bridges, ladders, 185 treetop platforms connected by 26 ziplines, and an evening “Glow in the Park” party.

Immersive van Gogh
Manhattan, NY-Interactive exhibition at Pier 36 with screens and projections that make you feel like you’re in Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. Opened June 10th.

American dream
East Rutherford, NJ-Entertainment complex with shopping, gaming and North America’s largest indoor water park.

11th Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Festival
Brooklyn, NY-Southern Fried Block Party. Guest seminars by exotic smoked meat, music, master distillery and pit master. July 31st-August 1st

Hashikko
Hudson Yard, Manhattan, NY-The tallest outdoor skydeck in the Western Hemisphere, with glass panel edges and see-through floors.

Edge of forest trinkets
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania-Rafting and kayaking down the Delaware River.

Destination Summer: A place to find fun in New York, NJ, Connecticut

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Jersey Devil Coaster: Advance/SILive interns try Six Flag’s newest ride

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Adding to its already impressive collection of thrilling rollercoasters, Six Flags Great Adventure recently unveiled the Jersey Devil, now the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest single rail rollercoaster. The rollercoaster’s peak reaches 130 feet, it hits speeds of nearly 60 mph, and contains more than 3,000 feet of track. The ride’s name and appearance are inspired by the folklore of the mythological Jersey Devil, a creature that has supposedly been seen by eyewitnesses in th…

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Adding to its already impressive collection of thrilling rollercoasters, Six Flags Great Adventure recently unveiled the Jersey Devil, now the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest single rail rollercoaster.

The rollercoaster’s peak reaches 130 feet, it hits speeds of nearly 60 mph, and contains more than 3,000 feet of track.

The ride’s name and appearance are inspired by the folklore of the mythological Jersey Devil, a creature that has supposedly been seen by eyewitnesses in the Garden State. The Devil is said to haunt the Pine Barrens, an area just a half-hour away from the park.

There are several connections between the ride and the folklore of the Jersey Devil, who is the cursed 13th child of Mother Leeds: The ride is 13 stories tall, it is the park’s 13th rollercoaster, and the ride will become available to the public on June 13.

Siblings Jessica and Dean Torres are largely responsible for helping the ride come to be, as they pitched the Jersey Devil-themed ride to Six Flags. Dean claims to have seen the Jersey Devil himself, and Jessica is a documentarian with Foeshig Productions that produced “Looking for a Legend,” a 15-minute video published to YouTube about the Jersey Devil, which has amassed nearly 50,000 views.

Advance/SILive Interns Experience The Ride:

Michael O’Brien: I was able to go on the ride firsthand before it officially opened on Sunday, and the coaster certainly lives up to the hype. The slow climb up to the ride’s first and steepest drop had me in suspense, and the 87-degree plunge generated screams from everyone on board. The ride was also opened to VIP rollercoaster enthusiasts, some of whom went on 13 times (!) to keep with the theme of the Jersey Devil folklore.

Julie Jastremski: I consider myself pretty seasoned when it comes to roller coasters, but after riding the Jersey Devil twice (in a row), I’m not sure if I can keep up with the rollercoaster enthusiasts. Props to them. If you are a thrill-seeker, then this new Six Flags ride is definitely for you. The single rail coaster allows for an experience that will have you holding on for dear life.

For more info about the Jersey Devil and how to purchase Six Flags tickets, visit the website here: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Log Flume Accident At Six Flags Great Adventure Sends 2 to the Hospital

Just as the crowds are ramping up for some summer fun, there was a accident on the Log Flume ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, last night (Sunday, June 13th), that sent two people to the hospital, according to Mid Jersey News. The accident happened around 6:45pm. Jackson Township EMS crews were called to scene at the popular amusement park, for injuries pertaining t…

Just as the crowds are ramping up for some summer fun, there was a accident on the Log Flume ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, last night (Sunday, June 13th), that sent two people to the hospital, according to Mid Jersey News.

The accident happened around 6:45pm. Jackson Township EMS crews were called to scene at the popular amusement park, for injuries pertaining to the ride accident.

Six Flags Great Adventure Spokesperson, Kristin Fitzgerald told Mid Jersey News, "Our First Aid staff assisted several guests who were in a Log Flume boat that did not complete its cycle. The safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority. Two guests were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The ride will remain closed for a full inspection. One log boat was tipped up on its side at an angle, but not overturned." Well, that’s scary.

The Log Flume is the first ride we go on, especially on a hot day. We laugh the whole time and take bets on who will get the most wet. It’s usually me. Lol. I’m not much of a roller coaster person, and will absolutely not go upside down, so the log flume is the perfect ride for me. I love it. Hopefully, it’s open again soon…safely.

Yesterday was a big day at Six Flags Great Adventure, as its newest roller coaster, the Jersey Devil, opened to the public for the first time. A few friends of mine gave it a thumbs up. I’ll have to take their word on that. Lol.

LOOK: 15 Discontinued McDonald’s Menu Items

McJordan (1992)

Chicago locals were thrilled when the McJordan burger (yes, named after basketball icon Michael Jordan) was announced at select Chicagoland locations in 1992. The meal included a Quarter Pounder with bacon and barbecue sauce, pickles and raw onion, along with fries and a drink. A similar meal (the Travis Scott meal) was briefly introduced in nationwide locations in 2020.

Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich (2015-2020)

This juicy, relatively healthy McDonald’s staple was removed from the menu in March 2020. Although customers can still purchase a McChicken or the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich, it’s still not the same as an Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich, which was served on a multigrain bun and was topped with a tasty vinaigrette. The Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich’s demise came after the announcement that the fast food chain would be phasing out its entire Signature Crafted Recipes line to focus more on its trademark burgers.

Onion Nuggets (1970s-1980s)

Do you remember McDonald’s famous Onion Nuggets? In the ‘70s and ‘80s, McDonald’s tested out what was essentially bite-sized onion rings—diced onions battered in a clump and fried to greasy perfection! Following its launch in the mid-1970s, the crispy side dish went over surprisingly well with fans. Sadly, McDonald’s Onion Nuggets were removed from the menu in the early ‘80s. In its wake, however, its successor, the Chicken McNugget, has become a fast food icon.

Snack Wrap (2006-2016)

Perhaps one of the most disappointing discontinued items McDonald’s once offered was their Snack Wrap, also known as the McWrap, which packed crispy (or grilled!) chicken, lettuce, shredded cheese and sauce (ranch, honey mustard or salda). According to a report, the reason behind the Snack Wrap’s discontinuation was that the item was too complex and took too much time to assemble. At the end of the day, though, the Snack Wrap did achieve McDonald’s goal of attracting more millennial customers.

Szechuan Sauce (1998-2018)

The sauce that was gone too soon! McDonald’s much-loved Szechuan Sauce was originally released in 1998 to promote Disney’s animated film, Mulan. The dipping condiment, which mimicked traditional Chinese Szechuan sauce, was a short-lived menu addition, but nearly two decades later, a mention of it during an episode of Rick and Morty in 2017 sparked Szechuan Sauce mania. The sauce was briefly brought back to the menu between 2017 and 2018, and the public went crazy for it.

Salad Shakers (2000-2003)

For the healthier eaters who still needed a fast food option, the early 2000s offered Salad Shakers—a salad in a cup that you would add dressing to and then shake to mix. The salad cups fit perfectly in vehicle cup holders, making the item super convenient for folks on the go. Sadly, after just three years, the Salad Shakers were discontinued.

Supersize Option (1992-2004)

In the ‘90s and early Y2K era, If you were craving more food and drink than a typical meal, the McDonald’s Supersize option could help fill the void in your stomach. Each massive meal featured a 42-ounce, 410-calorie soda and 7-ounce, 610-calorie fries. In 2004, the popular option was discontinued because, according to McDonald’s, the chain wanted to simplify their menu and add healthier options. However, the same year, Super Size Me, a documentary about the unhealthy reality of fast food, was released in theaters, sparking backlash from the public.

Sweet Chili Sauce (2010-2014)

So many McDonald’s sauces have been discontinued over the years. Introduced in 2010 in celebration of the Olympics, the Sweet Chili sauce was a fan favorite—and unlike, other sauces, has not since been re-released for a limited time. Critics compared its flavor to duck sauce featuring red pepper flakes.

McDonaldland Cookies (1974-mid ‘90s)

Who could forget the sweet, buttery cookies that initially came with Happy Meals? The hard, character-shaped cookies were a staple for children growing up in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The sweet treat, which was similar to Animal Crackers, featured the brand’s characters: Ronald McDonald, Birdie, Grimace, the Hamburgler and Captain Crook. Eventually, the original cookies were replaced with a softer cookie recipe. In 2004, the Happy Meal cookie option was removed entirely and replaced with apple slices in a bid to be healthier.

Chicken Selects (2002-2013)

A crispy menu staple that was beloved amongst fast food diners, who didn’t love the premium white chicken breast of the McDonald’s Chicken Selects? According to the Wall Street Journal, the company discontinued the product after attempting, and failing, to find other meals to incorporate the Chicken Selects into so they “wouldn’t get cold from sitting out after employees prepared a batch.”

Various McFlurry Flavors (1997-various)

McFlurries are still widely popular to this day, but some of the most beloved flavors have been discontinued over the years. The Stroopwafel McFlurry, originally from the Netherlands, was featured in the U.S. in 2019 for limited time. Fans also miss the Snickerdoodle McFlurry which is now only available at select international locations. Some of the most beloved McFlurries were based on candies like Reeses, Butterfinger and Snickers. As of now, only Oreo and M&M McFlurries are available nationwide.

Arch Deluxe (1996-2000)

First hitting the menu in 1996, the Arch Deluxe was a burger targeted at adults. Unfortunately, the product flopped within four years. The sandwich consisted of a quarter-pound beef patty with peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, ketchup, onion, mayonnaise and “secret” sauce. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company spent roughly $300 million on research, production and marketing for the burger.

McDLT (1984-1998)

The McDLT was a cheeseburger unlike any other on the market at the time. It was served in a container that separated the warm ingredients (the burger patty) from the cold ingredients (lettuce, tomato, etc.). Fans of the McDLT loved that their meal didn’t get soggy. The item was discontinued in 1998, seemingly because the Styrofoam container was bad for the environment.

Big N’ Tasty (1997-2011)

Following the McDLT and McLean Deluxe, McDonald’s introduced the Big N’ Tasty, which was similar to Burger King’s Whopper. Kobe Bryant was featured in the ad campaign. The Big N’ Tasty is currently still sold in select markets in the Middle East and South America, but if you’re craving the big burger in the U.S., you can order something similar by asking for a Quarter Pounder sans the ketchup and mustard, with McDonald’s Mac sauce and BBQ sauce instead.

Original Fried Apple Pie (1968-1992)

McDonald’s original delicious apple pie recipe was deep-fried. In 1992, the recipe switched to a baked apple pie treat featuring Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Rome, Gala, Fuji and Ida Red apples. The recipe changed yet again in 2018. Today, the baked pies now include less sugar, real butter, more cinnamon and less apple varieties.

Destination Summer: Where to find fun in the Tri-State

NEW YORK (WABC) — It’s getting warmer, and we’re all ready to get out and enjoy the fun we can have with family and friends – safely. Join Eyewitness News Meteorologist Amy Freeze for our half-hour special, "Destination Summer." We travel all over the tri-state for some great activities that are definitely worth a visit this summer. First off, we take a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. You may have visited before…but things work differently now, post-Covid. From reserving a time to arrive, to how they stru…

NEW YORK (WABC) — It’s getting warmer, and we’re all ready to get out and enjoy the fun we can have with family and friends – safely. Join Eyewitness News Meteorologist Amy Freeze for our half-hour special, "Destination Summer." We travel all over the tri-state for some great activities that are definitely worth a visit this summer.

First off, we take a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. You may have visited before…but things work differently now, post-Covid. From reserving a time to arrive, to how they structure lines for rides, to even how you order food at the park, we’ll show you the new protocols for safe fun. Plus, we’ll get a preview of their newest ride – the world’s tallest, longest, and fastest single-rail coaster. Then we’ll head north to Westchester to take flight at iFly in Yonkers. Brave flyers can feel the thrill of skydiving – without the risk – in a simulator tunnel with winds up to 150mph.

What would summer be without a little adventure? We go on a Jurassic-style expedition and encounter moving, roaring animatronic dinosaurs in the woods! Field Station: Dinosaurs in Bergen County’s Overpeck Park has over 30 live shows a day, plus games and activities for kids and adults. Paleontologists make sure the exhibit is accurate, and a Broadway producer makes sure the experience is thrilling, educational, and fun. Then we’ll take another trip back in time on the only Steam Train & Riverboat connection in the country. The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat travels through the beautiful wetlands of Connecticut. Riders can learn about steam locomotive operation and even sound the whistle!

For some outdoor fun with a challenge, we’ll go to The Adventure Park at Long Island, a treetop park in Wheatley Heights with a variety of rope courses and more than two dozen ziplines. The park offers 185 different platforms and lets visitors connect with the beauty of nature. We then head back to Manhattan for Immersive Van Gogh, where visitors can connect with art in a way they never have before. The exhibit uses projection screens, theatrical storytelling and animation to let people "step inside" Van Gogh paintings.
And if you dare, you can take a walk in Hudson Yards, at the Edge – the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Incredible views and a see-through floor make for an exhilarating experience. Plus, we’ll take a short road trip to the Edge of the Woods…to feel the rush of river rafting in the Delaware Water Gap.

Places Seen on our Show:

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson Township, NJ – New safety protocols, including reservations for arrival time and limited capacity at the park.

iFLY – Yonkers, NY
Simulated skydiving for ages 3 to 103.

38th Annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
Readington, NJ – July 23-25 balloonfestival.com or 1-800-HOT-AIR9 for info and tickets.

Little Island
Manhattan, NY. Floating oasis on the Hudson River at Pier 55.

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Leonia, NJ – Jurassic Park-like huge complex with 30+ animatronic dinosaurs throughout – that growl and move! Opens June 19.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Essex, CT – Vintage steam train and riverboat ride through picturesque Connecticut River Valley. Train visits several coves and preserves, immersing passengers in an on-board eco-excursion where they can bird watch.

Food Truck Festival on the Mount
Mount Loretto Grounds, Staten Island – Gourmet food, beer, sangria, and live music. June 11-13

NYC Pride 2021
Manhattan, NY and online – In-person and online events. PrideFest, Pride Island and More! June 17-27

The Adventure Park at Long Island
Wheatley Heights, NY – Ziplining, climbing, and aerial adventures. 185 treetop platforms connected by bridges, ladders, and 26 ziplines plus a nighttime "Glow in the Park" party.

Immersive Van Gogh
Manhattan, NY – Interactive exhibit at Pier 36 that uses screens and projections to make you feel like you’re inside Van Gogh paintings. Opens June 10.

American Dream
East Rutherford, NJ – Entertainment complex with shopping, games, and the largest indoor water park in North America.

11th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Brooklyn, NY – Southern Fried Block Party. Exotic smoked meats, music & guest seminars with master distillers & pit masters. July 31-August 1

The Edge
Hudson Yards, Manhattan, NY – Highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with glass-paneled edges and a see-through floor.

Edge of the Woods Outfitters
Delaware Water Gap, PA – River rafting and kayaking trips down the Delaware River.

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