Many people think that there’s not much to choose from at McDonald’s beyond the famous Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets, but they would be wrong! McDonald’s has introduced a number of new menu items in recent years, including dessert-inspired beverages, healthy sides, and savory sandwiches that you might have missed. This article will review some of the best secret menu items at McDonald’s so you can try something new next time you visit!
The Sausage Biscuit is a fan favorite that’s actually an improved version of an older menu item: the Biscuit Sandwich. It features a sausage patty, egg and cheese on a flaky buttermilk biscuit. And unlike its predecessor, you don’t have to worry about soggy sandwich bread – yum! Plus, it comes in at just under 500 calories for all that deliciousness. That’s definitely not bad for breakfast! Pair it with a side of fruit or hash browns to complete your meal. There are plenty more great options at McDonald’s – we’ve got 10 more suggestions here if you’re interested in seeing what else might be worth trying out. So grab your friends and head over today! You won’t regret it!
The Oreo McFlurry
There are few moments in life better than when you take your first bite of an Oreo McFlurry. The beloved dessert combines both vanilla soft serve and pieces of delicious Oreos, giving each bite a burst of flavor that simply can’t be beat. If you haven’t tried it yet, your next trip to McDonald’s should definitely include an order. Though our mouths are watering just thinking about it, there is something you should know: according to people who’ve tried it before (that means YOU), you really shouldn’t share! It might not look like much, but if you can keep from splitting one with your significant other then we salute you!
The Big Mac (And What Makes It So Special)
The Big Mac is one of a kind. Its special sauce, two layers of cheese, and thick bun combine to make for a burger that’s unlike any other on Earth. In fact, it’s sold more than 5 billion times since its creation in 1967. With so many imitators in and out of restaurants all over America, we wanted to uncover exactly what makes The Big Mac so special—and why we’re still eating them 50 years later. While visiting his family in San Bernardino, California, Dick Andres was struck by how popular double cheeseburgers were at local drive-ins. He came up with an idea: What if he took two individual hamburger patties and sandwiched them between a pair of larger buns? When he put his new invention on sale at his Pittsburgh restaurant, business went through the roof—even though it cost 30 cents more than a regular hamburger.
Chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce
Have you ever tried chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce? If not, get in line, because everyone else has had these for years. All you have to do is ask for a box of them instead of fries and dip! They’re so good! And if you don’t like BBQ sauce, they also come with honey mustard or ranch dressing too. Definitely give these little guys a try next time you visit your local Mickey D’s.
When you think of fish sandwiches, McDonald’s probably isn’t your first choice. In fact, it may not even be on your radar. The Filet-O-Fish sandwich has been a menu mainstay since 1962 when an Orthodox Jewish deli owner in Pennsylvania convinced Ray Kroc to start selling his product nationwide. Although Kroc initially refused to include it on menus because he was unfamiliar with how good fish sandwiches were sold back then, he eventually gave in and his franchisees loved it! Today, 60 million Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are sold each year (that’s 1 every second!) which is why we feel it deserves a spot in our top 10 list of must try fast food items.
Have you ever tried curly fries? They’re delicious! Just like most of their other fry offerings, but with a little bit of extra crunch. If you haven’t tried them yet, then make sure to do so ASAP—you won’t regret it. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that they might be my favorite kind of French fries. Not only are they great on their own, but they also pair well with many different sauces and toppings. For example, if you really want to take your order up a notch (or five), try dipping your curly fries in any one of these sauces: ranch dressing, cheese sauce or gravy. Trust me when I say that your taste buds will thank you for it!
Chicken tenders with buffalo sauce
While we’ll always love a classic McNugget, chicken tenders are a great alternative that most people don’t know about. Tender pieces of white meat chicken battered and fried to perfection and served with spicy buffalo sauce. They’re also perfect for dipping in sauces like honey mustard or BBQ. They only come in three and four piece servings, but they’ll still fill you up at only 390 calories per serving! Available all day.
Mozzarella sticks (And How to Make Them at Home!)
No list of McDonald’s secret menu items would be complete without mozzarella sticks. If you can’t make it to Italy for a taste of Dante’s Inferno, head over to Mickey D’s and get your cheese fix. This savory treat is made up of string cheese wedged in between garlic butter breaded crust, then deep fried to perfection. Yum! For those who prefer a healthier side dish that is gluten free and low in carbs, try ordering zucchini sticks instead—they are great tasting and filling too! For those who want their meal to
arrive faster, keep in mind that mozzarella sticks may take longer because they are prepared fresh with other orders rather than sitting ready to go in a fryer.
If you’re looking for a way to cool off from these summer months, it’s probably worth venturing into your local McDonald’s for a Shamrock Shake. The limited edition minty concoction has been around since 1970, so there’s definitely something behind its popularity. While they may not be quite as delicious as they sound (though don’t tell that to those who swear by them), you can always do a McFlurry mix-in or two if things aren’t exciting enough. But wait, there are more! (Or rather more — who am I kidding? There is only one more.) And even though many of us have already tried most of these menu items, sometimes it takes an insider tip to uncover some of their hidden gems. So let me share with you my top 10 favorite menu items at McDonald’s that many people don’t know about:
If you love sandwiches and burgers but hate having to use utensils, then McDonald’s might just be your place because almost all of their sandwiches and burgers come without buns or bread. All you need is a fork! Take advantage of their Filet-O-Fish sandwich without buns, which will set you back less than $3 no matter where in Canada you buy it from. Just make sure not to eat them with mayonnaise on them – ketchup only please!
Egg McMuffin on English Muffin
If you’ve always ordered your Egg McMuffin on a bagel, we dare you to try it on English muffin once. The soft texture of an English muffin holds up perfectly to an Egg McMuffin, and it’s far less carb-heavy than its crumbly counterpart. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Pro tip: This one isn’t available everywhere yet (so ask before you order), but if your local Mickey D’s doesn’t have it just yet, we expect they will soon enough!