Earlier today I read an article on Mashable titled The McDonald’s Secret Menu: Stop dreaming, start ordering. I don’t eat McDonald’s very often, but I didn’t know they had a secret menu. What is on it? I know other popular places like In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle and Starbucks have a secret menu, but didn’t realize McDonald’s had one.
This article defines a “grill order,” and having worked at McDonald’s when I was a kid, I know exactly what that means. There is a proper way to prepare a Big Mac. But what happens if someone orders it without cheese, or with no pickles? That changes the order, and that order then becomes a “grill order.” All of these secret menu items, due to the nature of the order, also become a “grill order” when ordered. But what happens if I order a secret menu item and the cashier or the cook doesn’t know what it is? Apparently, even if they don’t know, as long as you are willing to pay for the additional ingredients and explain what you want, they can make it. But what are some of the secret menu items?
Things start off simple allowing customers to order a 2-cheeseburger meal. Right now, the menu lists a cheeseburger meal. But what is 1 cheeseburger isn’t enough? Order two! Or how about the All American, a Grilled Cheese, a McCrepe or the Land, Sea and Air Burger? These all sound delicious.
While doing some research on these secret menu items I discovered #HackTheMenu, a site that lists all these menu items and explains what they are. Like the Land, Sea and Air Burger. What is that? According to #HackTheMenu, that is, “one of McDonald’s largest ‘secret menu’ items. This behemoth of a burger is stuffed with proteins from the Land (beef), Sea (fish), and Air (chicken). Some people even add fries to this monster burger.” I’m sorry, but that sounds amazing.
Click here for a complete list of secret menu items that can be ordered, or assembled, to satisfy your cravings.
Like I said, you will have to pay for these additional ingredients. When asked about this secret menu, one restaurant manager said, “Any requests for extra items or charges to our products are considered at the restaurant manager’s discretion and any additional items may be charged for.” I mean… For the chance to try a Land, Sea and Air Burger, I am willing to pay good money for that… Say $10 or more. That just sounds awesome!
Have you ordered any of these secret menu items before?