When I go to McDonald's, I like to order special items off the hidden menu, when I can.
4 Things on the McDonald's Secret Menu
Like many restaurants, McDonald's has a secret menu. While there's no actual mention of these items on any McDonald's menu, these are customized items that so many customers have requested they have become a hit.
Note: Sometimes, McDonald's employees might not know exactly what you are talking about when you order off the hidden menu, so before you make the trip for one of these special items, be sure you know exactly which ingredients come on them, just in case the employee is unaware. Please remember that these are not items that McDonald's came up with and released, so it is not "standard procedure" for employees to be trained on what ingredients are included in these customer-created items.
1. The Apple (or Cherry) Pie McFlurry
These delicious pies can be blended into a McFlurry cup with ice cream and enjoyed like no other desert has been enjoyed before!
I have tried this myself, and it's actually pretty good. However, it can be pretty hard to find a location that will whip up this item for you. Many will turn you down, but if you can find one that agrees to make it, it is absolutely delicious! If all else fails, you can always order the apple pie and an ice cream cone, get a McFlurry cup and spoon, then mix them up by hand! Crumbling the pie can get a bit messy, but I promise it's worth it. Cherry pie is usually a seasonal item, so this will be a rare treat available only during the winter.
2. The Poor Man's Big Mac
If you're like most other customers, you are probably a fan of the Big Mac. But did you know that the McDonald's hidden menu has an alternative that will save you a bit of money?
We call this sandwich the poor man's big mac: By ordering a McDouble, you can transform it into a mini big mac. First, request that they prepare a McDouble without ketchup or mustard. Then ask for added Mac sauce, lettuce, and extra onions. Viola! You have a delicious mini mac without all of the extra calories or price.
This item is also going to be a bit lower in calories, avoiding the shocking calorie count that the Big Mac has.
3. The McGangBang
Of all of the McDonald's secret menu items, the McGangBang has the funniest name. The first time I'd ever heard it, I simply died laughing.
Basically, the McGangBang is a very simple menu item: Request a double cheeseburger and have a second bun placed between the two pieces of beef. Inside of this bun rests a McChicken patty. Sounds simple enough, right? This comes close to a heart attack in a sack, but it has apparently gained significant popularity.
For me, I do like both of the sandwiches; however, I prefer to keep them separate. I wouldn't mind trying a bite of it just to say I've tried the McGangBang, but I definitely would not be able to eat a burger of that size. I'm fairly sure my arteries would clog before I made it halfway through the sandwich.
4. The Chicken McGriddle
Everyone loves a McGriddle; and let's be honest, the Southern Style Chicken is to DIE for. One of the classic southern dishes, chicken and waffles, is now 100% possible with McDonald's. Since this fast food chain has a Southern Style Chicken biscuit along with their delicious McGriddle line, it is easy to swap out a few ingredients.
All you have to do is order a sausage McGriddle and tell them to substitute the sausage with a southern style chicken patty. Viola! You have an irresistible, mouthwatering chicken McGriddle.
Of all of the secret menu items that I have listed here, I highly recommend trying this little gem. I couldn't get my hands on a photo of one just yet, so this one to the right will have to suffice UNTIL I order my next chicken McGriddle.
Additional McDonald's Menu Tips, Tricks, and Hacks!
In addition to these secret menu items, I would also like to let you know that there are a few tips and tricks to being a customer at McDonald's. Here are some important pointers that you might find handy:
- Order Extra Sauces: Believe it or not, there are a LOT of different sauces available to you. These include: barbeque, ranch, sweet & sour, chipotle BBQ, buffalo, honey mustard, and more. You can even request Big Mac sauce and breakfast sauce!
- Order a La Carte: You can buy items individually! You can buy almost anything individually. No matter how odd the request may be, you could order buns, beef patties, chicken patties, eggs, and other items by themselves. You could even order a bagel without anything on it. The a la carte menu makes this possible.
- Specials and Coupons: You can always ask the crew member that is taking your order about ongoing specials, deals, and 2-for-X prices. This can help you to save a great deal of money, especially since there are always great, active deals available to customers without a coupon necessary.
How About a McDonald's Prank Afterwards?
Okay, so yes this is cruel to the guy who is operating the grill. However, I found this video rather entertaining. I myself would never spend $117 on nuggets...there's just no way. It may not be a McDonald's secret menu item, but it's still kind of funny. I never thought all of the nuggets would cook so fast either.
If you try any of these menu items and find them particularly delicious, definitely come back and leave a comment with your review—just so we know how it tastes! McDonald's hidden menu definitely have something to suit any appetite.
CleoLovesPigs on February 12, 2018:
This is sooooooooooooooo cool!
angryelf (author) from Tennessee on August 22, 2014:
Thank you! I did my time at McD's- working minimum wage of course. That's an experience that I think EVERYONE needs to go through! lol
John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on August 22, 2014:
I never knew any of this - very interesting!
SpaceShanty from United Kingdom on December 25, 2013:
Wow, a hidden world!
angryelf (author) from Tennessee on November 29, 2013:
@ sagasphere LOL I worked there for a bit, and was actually asked for one of the McGangBangs. I was also proud of the fact that I prepared food the way people would appreciate it to be! So I wore gloves every time lol. I, of course, switched jobs VERY quickly. It was something to hold over bills until a better job was found (while pulling out of freelance writing since work dried up).
@suzanne day, yes!!! It's a heart attack waiting to happen! lol. Most items like this are almost ALWAYS thought up by customers... So, I'd say it was a stoner's creation??? lol
SagaSphere on November 28, 2013:
"Are you putting this on YouTube?"....
Then proceeds to still not wear gloves when preparing the Mc nuggets.
Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on November 28, 2013:
OMG a McGangBang? Which marketing genius thought of that one? Thanks for showing me all the things I didn't know McDonalds sold! Voted interesting ;)
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 02, 2013:
McGangBang? Boy I haven't been to McDonalds in awhile. lol
Thanks for the info!
Nathan Bernardo from California, United States of America on October 01, 2013:
I did not know about all this, very interesting; and sounds tasty. I did know someone who used to order a vegetarian Whopper at Burger King. Burger King used to be known for making your order the way you wanted it.
Tim from Los Angeles, CA on August 27, 2013:
I am familiar with the McGangBang but not the others. Apple Pie Mcflurry sounds interesting, though. Nice hub!
Nicole Henley from San Leandro on August 03, 2013:
Fun secret menu items. Thanks for sharing.