If you love hitting the McDonald’s drive-thru after a long day of work, then these foods are going to be the best part of your day. And guess what? You can get them at your local Mickey D’s, anywhere in the country. You just need to know what to ask for. For some reason, Hawaii seems to have the extra benefits of the secret McDonald’s Saimin (an egg noodle soup with fish cakes, seaweed, and pork) as well as the Portuguese Sausage McMuffin with Egg (the Portuguese sausage is spicier and apparently very flavorful). But for the other 49 states in the U.S., no worries. The items on our list can all be obtained right around the corner from your home. Plus, this list includes delights that will satisfy just about anyone. Whether you have a huge sweet tooth, you love meat, or you need something super filling for a big appetite, we’ve got you covered.
Thanks to McDonald’s offering All Day Breakfast now, you can get even more secret menu items no matter the time of day. So change up your pancakes and Egg McMuffins and take your tastebuds on a journey! You can even save some money with the “Poor Man’s Big Mac.” Just order a McDouble and ask for extra lettuce, tomato, and Big Mac sauce on it. You get the flavor of the Big Mac while only paying a portion of the price. Although you might want to order another secret menu item with the money you saved, and we don’t blame you!
15 Root Beer Float
Do you remember drinking root beer floats as a kid? When was the last time you had one, and what would you say if you found out that you could get it at your nearest McDonald’s restaurant? Yep, you can get this famous soda jerk staple at your local Mickey D’s. It is as simple as blending the McDonald’s soft serve ice cream with a heaping cup of root beer soda. Voila! A delicious root beer float that will take you back to your childhood days. Another twist on this secret McDonald’s menu item is a Coca Cola float. In the odd case that your local restaurant doesn’t have root beer in its soda fountain, simply choose Coca Cola instead for an equally refreshing beverage. It is amazing what you can do with the simple vanilla soft serve ice cream at McDonald’s. Keep reading for even more delicious mix-ins and drink hacks.
14 Apple Caramel Sundae
We know that you probably already adore the sundaes at McDonald’s. Yet you can totally make it so much better with this secret menu hack. The next time you get a hankering for a sundae, try this: order a caramel sundae with nuts on top, as well as a side order of apple slices. Simply add the apples into the sundae yourself. Oh, and if your sweet tooth is crazy out of control, then order a McFlurry with caramel on top and add the apple slices to that. In fact, the possibilities are virtually endless with this secret McDonald’s menu item. If caramel isn’t your jam, then feel free to switch it up with hot fudge or butterscotch syrup. The apples are there to help make you feel less guilty, but if you want to bypass them in favor of candy pieces, we won’t judge. You just do your thing!
13 The McGangBang
Now what in the world is this? The McGangBang is known by a pocket of people around the country, and for good reason: it combines the McDouble and the McChicken into one monster of a meal. And it requires very little assembly on your part. All you have to do is order a McDouble and a McChicken and place the chicken sandwich in the center of your burger. There you have it, folks. The ultimate in burger craftsmanship. You might want to order some Big Mac sauce on the side just to have that added goodness in each bite (because this burger is going to require quite a number of bites). Also, McDonald’s has an offer right now in which they have a You Pick Two deal. Certain items on the menu are included, and you can order two of them for just $5. Try combining the Triple Cheeseburger or Quarter Pounder with the 10-piece Chicken McNuggets.
12 Cinnamon Melt a La Mode
This another reason to thank your lucky stars that McDonald’s now does All Day Breakfast. The Cinnamon Melt a La Mode takes your cinnamon bun to new heights. Simply order the new Cinnamon Melts and a small vanilla soft serve cone. Open up your Cinnamon Melts box and place the ice cream cone upside down on top. The warmth of the cinnamon bun will melt the soft serve and create a gooey a la mode delight that you can enjoy in the morning, afternoon, or evening. By ordering your vanilla soft serve in a cone, you get the added crunch of it at the end, but if you aren’t a cone person, then you can just ask the cashier to put the vanilla soft serve directly on top of the Cinnamon Melts (they should kindly oblige). This is an inexpensive dessert and is filling enough to share with a special someone, although they would need to be really special.
11 McBrunch Burger
If you are standing in line at McDonald’s and deciding between the Egg McMuffin or a Big Mac, then worry no more because you can have the best of both worlds! Especially now that Mickey D’s has introduced all day breakfast. Get ready for the McBrunch Burger, the ideal alternative to spending $10 on an omelet at a trendy cafe. To craft your very own McBrunch Burger, order a Big Mac or a McDouble burger. But don’t stop there! Ask for the burger with an egg on it (you won’t get any weird looks, trust us) and then order a hash brown on the side. Once you sit down for eating, place the hash brown on your burger and get noshing! Everyone else will look at you in astonishment for coming up with such a beautiful sandwich. It’s like a cheese omelet with meat combined with the crunchy goodness of a greasy hash brown.
10 Chicken Cordon Bleu McMuffin
As if the Egg McMuffin couldn’t get any better, we are revealing a Mickey D’s secret menu item that will blow your mind - and give you some extra protein. The next time you order an Egg McMuffin (which can be any time of day, mind you!) order it with a McChicken patty added to it. For more spice, you can replace the McChicken patty with a Spicy McChicken, which will add a jalapeno kick that goes well with the cheese on the sandwich. This is one secret menu item that we can’t wait to try...a toasty English Muffin with eggy deliciousness, melted cheese, AND a McChicken patty. Depending on what kind of Egg McMuffin you order, your sandwich could have some breakfast ham or sausage on it as well. Feel free to go all out with this one; it is not everyday that you come across a secret menu item at McDonald’s.
9 Big McChicken
Ah, who doesn’t love the meaty tenderness of those McDonald’s chicken sandwiches? Or how about the juicy and flavorful beef patties of a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder? Well, this secret menu item is the best of both worlds. Can’t decide between the iconic Big Mac and a yummy McChicken? Then why not have them both? The Big McChicken is just that; is replaces the Big Mac’s beef burgers with two delicious chicken patties on that triple-decker bun. The Big McChicken will cost you a bit extra, but if you want a boost of flavor in every bite, then you definitely won’t mind shelling out an extra dollar or so for this sandwich. We’re pretty sure that you could switch it up by replacing the Big Mac with a Quarter Pounder or a McDouble; it just depends on your beef quantity preferences. Don’t want to overshadow the chicken you know!
8 McLeprechaun Shake
Every March, McDonald’s lovers look forward to ordering the famous Shamrock Shake (and ignoring the nutrition facts). Well, what would you say if we told you that the Shamrock Shake could be even better? It’s true with this secret Mickey D’s hack. Instead of ordering the Shamrock Shake, go for the Shamrock Shake blended with a chocolate milkshake. This will give you a mint chocolate chip shake (also known as the McLeprechaun Shake) and it will utterly take your tastebuds to the next level. We wish that you could order this shake at any time of the year, but alas. It is only available in March for Saint Patrick’s Day, so there is no shame in hitting up McDonald’s for all 31 days of this month. Plus, at just $1.99 for a small, you won’t be emptying out your wallet either, so that’s a win-win situation! Talk about the luck of the Irish.
McDonald’s has been getting fancier in recent years, and the McCrepe is one way to make your fast food order look a bit more gourmet. Even better is the fact that McDonald’s has rolled out All Day Breakfast, which means that the McCrepe can be eaten any time of the day. The McCrepe involves ordering the pancakes and a yogurt parfait on the side. This assemble-it-yourself munchy will have your friends wondering how you thought of such a tasty delight. Take one of the pancakes and spoon a bit of the yogurt parfait on it; then roll it over taco-style to create a breakfast crepe. You get the warmth of the pancakes and as you bite into them you get the oozing fruit and yogurt for a touch of added sweetness. Now that is a complete and satisfying breakfast. Plus, the price is right, so you can order this without emptying your wallet.
6 Hash Brown Muffin
Hold up, a muffin with hash browns inside? What? If you enjoy those morning Egg McMuffins, then you might want to ask for a large, crunchy hash brown inside of the eggy sandwich. Simply adding a McDonald’s hash brown into your Egg McMuffin will take your taste buds on a whole new journey of deliciousness. The addition of the hash brown adds a golden crunch to the sandwich and is sure to make you smile in the morning. There are other variations on the Egg McMuffin as well. How about adding a hash brown and a McDouble patty to the breakfast sandwich? This adds even more protein to your first meal of the day (or your last, since Mickey D’s does All Day Breakfast now). You can choose to order your Egg McMuffin with our without ham or sausage, or maybe you want some extra cheese on it. Have fun with customization!
5 Orange Creamsicle
Well, this is certainly a new spin on things! We all know that we could get the Popsicle brand orange creamsicle, but what if you’re already at McDonald’s, you’ve enjoyed a hearty and savory sandwich, and now you want something sweet? You don’t even have to leave the restaurant; just order the McDonald’s Orange Creamsicle. To do this, go for a vanilla soft serve ice cream in a cup and ask the cashier to add some Orange Hi-C to it. If that’s not allowed at your Mickey D’s, just order a small Hi-C on the side and pour it onto your soft serve yourself. You will want to add a little bit at a time in order to figure out how much orange flavor you like in your vanilla ice cream. So maybe doing it yourself is actually better! You can stir it, keep it unstirred, and wait for it to disperse throughout your ice cream.
4 Big Mac Fries
You already love those Mickey D’s french fries, now you can have them with Big Mac sauce! Forget about dipping your french fries in ketchup; you can do that at Burger King. When you go to McDonald’s be sure to order the Big Mac sauce on the side (it’s not a big secret anymore). You probably also want to order a large fries, because this is one secret McDonald’s menu item that you will want to savor for as long as possible. Plus, they shouldn’t charge you extra for the sauce on the side, so that’s an added perk. An extra hint is that if you order your french fries without salt, you are guaranteed a fresh batch of just-made fries! You can always add the salt yourself with those little salt packets. People tend to rave about In n Out Burger’s animal style fries, but these McDonald’s secret french fries will give them a run for their money!
3 Land, Sea, and Air Burger
If only there were a way to eat a variety of living creatures in one sandwich, right? Well, if that’s your thing, then get ready for the Land, Sea, and Air Burger. This secret menu item at McDonald’s will blow your socks off (and maybe bust a button on your pants). It is made up of a Big Mac patty (land), a Filet-O-Fish patty (sea), and a McChicken patty (air). There is so much meat on this burger that you have to put it together yourself. What you do is you order all three sandwiches - the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and McChicken. You then take the patties out of all the burgers and assemble them on your bun. A few things to remember when ordering this sandwich: make sure that the Filet-O-Fish is available; at some McDonald’s restaurants this sandwich may only be available during the Easter holiday. Secondly, you can cut down on costs by ordering a McDouble instead of a Big Mac.
2 Neapolitan Shake
McDonald’s is known for its Big Mac burger, its salty and soggy fries, as well as those refreshingly thick shakes. Wouldn’t it be great to have a shake that was a flavor combination of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate? You can! The next time you hit the Mickey D’s drive-thru at 2 in the morning, be sure to order the Neapolitan Shake. Don’t worry, because every McDonald’s restaurant in the country will be able to whip up this frothy delight for you. Now if you want the Shamrock Shake, you’ll have to wait for Saint Patrick’s Day for that one! But don’t worry, because there is a hack for that McDonald’s item as well. For the April through February, you can enjoy the Neapolitan Shake and surprise your friends with this multi-color and multi-flavor combination of chilly refreshing goodness. It sure beats the Frosties at Wendy’s, if we do say so ourselves.
1 Monster Mac
If the Big Mac just isn’t doing it for you anymore, then how about upping the ante and ordering a Monster Mac? Ask for this baby, and you will be sinking your teeth into eight - count ‘em - eight burger patties dripping in cheesy goodness. Somehow, they manage to fit those eight burger patties between two hamburger buns, but as you eat it, you will probably need to reassemble! Don’t forget the napkins as well! With all of these patties, who knows if you will be able to fit on the condiments. When you go on your next McDonald’s run, be sure to order the Monster Burger. If the attendant simply scratches their head, ask for a Big Mac with eight burger patties on it. The added bonus of ordering this burger is that it will most likely come with piping hot and just-cooked burgers, so the flavor will be extra bold and tasty.