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Five fast-food trend fails of 2012 -- including the ruination of bacon!

The past year was a titillating one for fast-food trends. Yes, 2012 brought us healthy on-the-go, as well as sticky, cheese-covered drive-thru fodder that will linger in our colons well into 2013. We've seen the fast-food versions of the good, the bad and the ugly -- good things like healthier kids' meals, bad things like recycled items ("Looky! We added barbecue sauce to our regular burgers!") -- and the ugliest of uglies: fast-food restaurants making bacon weird.

Here are our five fast-food trend fails of 2012. And here's to hoping that fast-food chains knock this off in 2013...and every year after that.

See also: -Five food trends that need to die with 2012 -Five chain-restaurant trends that should continue in 2013 -Trends without end: Dining insiders offer predictions for 2013

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Jenn Wohletz
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