It’s food that couldn’t quite make it onto the normal menu that restaurants kind of deify to make you want it, only making it both an arse-ache to order and make.
Nando’s do it all of the time and people lap it up. I shouldn’t be annoyed but I am.
Anyway, McDonald’s have one – of sorts – and now’s your chance to get in on it.
I say they sort of have one, and that’s because while you can technically eat things in McDonald’s that aren’t on the menu, they don’t include special ingredients that you can’t find elsewhere in the restaurant.
Speaking on a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread, a Glasgow-based McDonald’s store manager answered a few questions about the role, one of which being the possibilities of a secret menu…
“You can order from the ‘Secret Menu’. Just like with any of our sandwiches, you can add, remove or change ingredients by special request. These are called ‘grill orders’ (i.e. Big Mac no pickle).”
“The items on the ‘secret menu’ weren’t invented by anyone officially at McDonald’s, it’s just a random persons guide to burgers you could potentially ‘hack’ at McDonald’s.
“Order one and the workers might not know it by name (i.e. Land, Air and Sea burger or the McGangBang) but if you explain what it is, and are willing to pay for all the ingredients, it’s just another ‘grill order’ that we can make up.“
Essentially, this means that if you ask a server at McDonald’s for something like the “McGangBang”, provided they know what it is, they’ll make it for you.
In case you’re wondering, a McGangBang is a McChicken sandwiched inside a double cheeseburger. Doesn’t sound that nice, really.
It’s worth noting that because none of these items are officially on the menu, they don’t have normal prices and instead of paying for a normal-sized burger, you’ll be paying for the original burger along with all of the added ingredients.
The “Land, Air and Sea burger”, for example, costs £10.47, consisting of a Big Mac, a Filet-O-Fish and a McChicken sandwich. Again, sounds horrible, but there’s 1,225 calories in it, so worth it if you’re looking for an early grave.
You need to get to the restaurant at the right time to order the “Mc10:35”, which mixes elements of both the breakfast and main McDonald’s menu. Like the last ones, this isn’t a sophisticated meal, as you basically just mix an Egg and Cheese McMuffin and a Double cheeseburger together for the low, low price of £3.58.
“The Monster Mac” is a whole different beast. Think of a Big Mac. Done? Good. Now, imagine between the first and second bun, there’s four burger patties. A lot, I know. Now, between the second and third and bun, that’s right, another four burger patties.
Eight patties. Too much.
Thankfully, you can cool the tide with a Neapolitan milkshake, combining a strawberry, chocolate and vanilla milkshake.
Just eat an apple or something afterwards.
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