McDonald's Secret Menu: 17+ Hidden Menu Items and Counting

McDonald's Secret Menu: 17+ Hidden Menu Items and Counting

You want to try something new, so you do a search for the Mcdonald's Secret Menu....

It can't just be me, we've all wanted to try something new at McDonald's.

While I won't lie I enjoy the classics at McDonald's always, but sometimes we just want to try something new and ordering from the McDonalds secret menu is the best way to do that.

As soon as I started looking into the secret McDonald's menu items (aside from my mouth watering) I've realized there's a whole cult-following around the McDonald's hidden menu.

Mcdonald's is now reinvented for me, thanks to these secret menu items.

McDonalds Secret Menu

Below we'll be rounding up the best from the McDonalds Secret Menu so when you're looking to give something new a try, a specific hidden menu item or bonus menu hacks, you'll find it here.

Here's some McDonald's Secret Menu items to get your mouth watering:

1. The Poor Man’s Big Mac — Classic

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Probably the most popular secret menu item from McDonald's is the poor mans big mac. It's a classic staple of the hidden menu at McDonald's and we highly recommend trying it if you like Big Mac's. It'll save you a few bucks and gives you the same taste of the classic Big Mac.

Here's how to order one:

Just ask for a McDouble with no pickles and ketchup and replace them with onion, lettuce and Big Mac Sauce. What do you have? A much cheaper Big Mac that's just as good as the real thing but cheaper, it's seriously one of our favorite hacks from the hidden menu.

2. The McGangBang — Stacked

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The McGangBang is totally something crazy. This secret sandwich is a McChicken patty between the two patties on a McDouble. Yes this sandwich is totally stacked. Plus you can add cheese to make it even more extreme if you're looking to bring it to the next level.

Here's how to order one:

Just ask for a McDouble and a McChicken and the McChicken fits perfectly inside the McDouble.

3. Land, Sea and Air Burger — Extreme

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Probably the most extreme secret menu item at McDonald's is the Land, Sea and Air Burger. This bad boy is stacked with beef, chicken and filet-o-fish stacked together into one sandwich.

Here's how to order this:

To order one, just ask for a burger, Filet-O-Fish and a McChicken.

4. Hash Browns McMuffin — Yummy

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Looking to order from the secret breakfast menu? If you love your hash browns at breakfast, just combine them right into your favorite sandwich for something yummy!

Here's how to get one:

Just order a McMuffin (whichever is your fave) or any breakfast sandwich for that matter and add an order of hash browns to the middle of the sandwich. Holy yumminess two things I love secret menu items and McDonald's hash browns, this one is a staple of mine!

5. Chicken Big Mac — Rare

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A Chicken Big Mac? Is this real? Yes, and it's rare, most people have never seen one. This item has actually been a regular menu item in Australia for a while now and is totally delicious.

Here's how to order one:

Instead of the 2 beef patties, ask for two crispy chicken patties with the signature special sauce, pickles, lettuce, onion, cheese on a sesame seed bun.

6. Cinnamon Melt A la Mode — Goodness

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Oh for the gooey goodness! If you're looking to try something new that's sweet, consider the Cinnamon Melt A la Mode secret menu item.

Here's how to make it happen:

Ask for an order of Cinnamon Melts and a vanilla soft serve. Then just dump the ice cream right onto the Cinnamon Melts and dig in. This is guaranteed to cure any sweet tooth instantly.

7. Mc10:35 — Timely

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There's a perfect window of opportunity for ingenuity at McDonalds and it's 10:35 am - that small space in time when you can order both breakfast OR lunch. So why not get once?!

Here's how to make it happen:

Just ask for an Egg McMuffin and a McDouble and take the patties and cheese from the burger and add it to the McMuffin. You've got a delicious burger with egg and ham that you never even knew you were craving all this time, what a timely hidden menu item!

8. Monster Mac

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If you're hungry or just looking to have some fun with your buddies on who can conquer the monster, try this one.

The Monster Mac is 8 beef patties, 3 buns and whole load of cheese, lettuce, onions and of course, special sauce. (If you've tried the Mountain from Arby's, this is a challenge you will surely want to accept at McD's).

9. McKinley Mac

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Created for the meat lovers, this is basically a regular BigMac, but you ask for two quarter-pound patties instead of the little ones it usually comes with and you've got a mega meat Mac!

10. Big MacChicken

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This genius creation is a BigMac but instead of the three pieces of bread it usually comes with, you're using 3 chicken patties!

So, you know, if you're trying to cut carbs and boost your protein this is your dream come true.

11. McChicken and Waffles

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Who doesn't love chicken and waffles?!

Just order a McGriddle without the eggs and substitute a chicken instead of the sauce or bacon. And don't forget to drizzle it with syrup too!

12. Chicken McGriddle

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Oooooh yeah! Get a McGriddle but ask to substitute a fried chicken patty in place of the usual sausage or bacon. This is seriously delish!

It's different, but that's why we love it.

13. Animal Style Fries

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If you've ever eaten at In-N-Out Burger, you probably crave it.

And unfortunately for me, I don't actually live anywhere that's near one here in the midwest. So here's how you can get something just like them from the golden arches.

Just order one of their Grilled Onion Cheddar Burgers with fries and ask for a side of Mac Sauce.

Then just take the opinion and cheese from your burger and add it to the fries. Top it with the Big Mac sauce and you can dig in animal style!

14. Apple Pie McFlurry

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Every time I order I always get asked if I want to add one of their warm apple pies to my order.

Well in case, yes, yes I do! Just ask them to add one of their apple pies to a McFlurry and blend it up. This is seriously heaven.

15. Caramel Apple Sundae

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It's fall and one of my favorite fall treats is caramel apples. Now you can enjoy it sundae style. Just order a Hot Caramel Sundae with nuts and ask for some fresh apple chunks to be added in. Most have them already cut into chunks for their oatmeal. But if they can't do this, just order a side of apple wedges and toss them in yourself.

16. Orange Creamsicle

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I have been enjoying this treat just about every time we've been to McD's this summer. All you have to do is order a vanilla soft serve in a cup and add Orange Hi-C. Most locations will actually oblige if you order a Medium or larger size Orange Hi-C and ask them to pour some soft-serve ice cream right into the cup.

17. Root Beer Float

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Like the Orange Creamsicle, you can just ask them to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your root beer or Coke to enjoy this yummy classic float.

18. McCoffee Float

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Lots of locations around the country already have this item on their menu so it may not be a secret to you. But if it's not available off the menu already, just ask for some vanilla soft serve to be added to your hot coffee. Yes please!

See Also: Dunkin’ Donuts Secret Menu: 12 Hidden Menu Items & Counting

19. McCheese Fries

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Most locations will oblige if you ask nicely for them to just put a piece of cheese on top of your fries. It will melt on its own in a couple minutes. If not, just ask for extra cheese on your burger and put it on your fries yourself.

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