Off lately, quite a lot of multinational chains have come up with concepts of secret menus. Some of them have more obvious ones, whereas the others are a secret, like McDonald’s.
McDonald’s is known for serving some of the best fast food, globally. But, let’s face it; sometimes the regular menu does get a little boring. So we will be discussing the McDonald’s secret menu in detail.
The most popular item on McDonald’s secret menu is their big mac sauce and fries. Other popular options include Hashbrown McMuffin, the Land, Air, and Sea burger, amongst other several combinations available.
However, don’t believe that the secret menu items are the ones that have been discontinued like other items! There is just something about a secret menu that makes it so much more exciting. So, if you are looking for exciting options to eat at McDonald’s then you have surely stumbled upon the right blog!
McDonald’s Secret Menu Items & How To Order Them
Some restaurant chains, unlike McDonald’s, have a secret menu that is featured on the main menu. Although in the secret menu, the items are very easily accessible from the regular menu.
What makes the secret menu from McDonald’s exciting is the fact that there are some hacks that you need to keep in mind. Although that may seem like work, it is not!
Once you know all about these hacks and how to go about ordering these menu items, you might look forward to the regular menu! Yes, that is how good these combinations are! What is even better is the fact that in most cases, you won’t have to pay a heap of money to enjoy any of these.
All the secret menu items are truly affordable and in most cases, cost either just as much, or lower than the regular menu items. Now without further ado, let us take a look at these menu items!
1. Big McChicken
Do you remember those burgers where there are just fried chicken patties instead of buns? Well, the Big McChicken follows a very similar concept and hence has become a popular secret menu item from McDonald’s!
What makes this burger special is that it is the perfect thing for anyone who loves eating all sorts of meat at the same time. This secret menu item can be made with a Big Mac or even a McDouble if you would like.
How To Order A Big McChicken?
- Order a Big Mac or a McDouble, along with three McChicken sandwiches. Replace the buns with chicken patties and enjoy!
- Cost – $ 6.99 with a Big Mac and $ 4.00 with a McDouble
2. Birthday Cake
This may come as a shock to many of you, but yes, you can get an entire sheet of birthday cake from McDonald’s! This secret menu item is indeed a huge secret though since it is not available at all outlets.
However, the ones that do have it serve the moistest birthday cake ever! The flavor of the birthday cake is rich chocolate. It may not be available everywhere, but still surely worth asking for!
How To Order McDonald’s Birthday Cake?
- Ask for a birthday cake. They will either have it, or you may have to try your luck at a different outlet.
- Cost – $ 9
3. The 2 Cheeseburger Meal
This is one of the most popular menu items from the secret menu at McDonald’s. The employees might not talk as much about it, but if you would order one of these straight up, they will surely know what you are talking about!
This secret menu meal is perfect for anyone who loves the cheeseburgers from McDonald’s, but is never satisfied with just one! The 2 cheeseburger meal was indeed initially a part of their menu, however, is now just a part of the secret menu.
How To Order The 2 Cheeseburger Meals?
- Ask the server for a 2 cheeseburger meal, they should know what you are talking about. If not, ask them for an extra cheeseburger along with a cheeseburger meal.
- Cost – $ 4.69
4. The Chicken McGriddle
The McGriddles from McDonald’s are one of their most loved breakfast menu items. This McGriddle can easily be made even more exciting just by adding some chicken! The chicken patty in between a regular McGriddle truly creates a lovely experience.
Moreover, the best part is that this sandwich can be made even fancier if you would wish to, just by adding some bacon, egg, and cheese. This, just like the 2 Cheeseburger meal is a secret menu item that isn’t too much of a secret with the employees!
How To Order The Chicken McGriddle?
- Ask the server for a McChicken patty in between two McGriddles. At some outlets, you can even directly ask for a chicken McGriddle and the server will know exactly what you mean.
- Cost – $ 2.49 with cheese, $3.99 with bacon, egg, and cheese.
5. Big Mac Sauce With Fries
The French fries and Big Mac from McDonald’s are both great in their way. One of the things that makes the humble Big Mac stand out is indeed the classic Big Mac sauce! No one ever said that the sauce could only be enjoyed with a Big Mac, right?
Yet again, this is one of the most popular secret menu options out there. It is also a great way to elevate your simple fries! Moreover, if you don’t eat beef and want to know what all the fuss is about the Big Mac, this combination is worth a try!
How To Order Big Mac Sauce With Fries?
- Order a portion of French fries along with big mac sauce on the side for dipping.
- Cost – In most cases, it shouldn’t cost anything for the extra sauce, but some locations may charge $ 0.50.
6. The Land, Sea, And Air Burger
If you have an appetite big enough for a big mac but also love all the forms of meat that McDonald’s has to offer, then McDonald’s has the perfect secret menu option for you to enjoy! The Land, sea, and air burger is jam-packed with three types of proteins.
It consists of a beef patty, a fish patty, and also a chicken patty to complete it! This is indeed one of the best ways to satisfy your hunger, along with a lovely variety of flavors and textures. The perfect meaty paradise!
How To Order a Land, Sea, And Air Burger?
- Order either a big mac or a McDouble, along with a McChicken and a Filet-O-Fish. Assemble the burger by adding all three patties between two pieces of buns and enjoy!
- Cost – $ 8.49 if you order a Big Mac and $ 5.49 if you order a McDouble.
7. The MC 10:35
This is again one of the popular secret menu items from McDonald’s but can be hard to get in some cases. This sandwich combines the best of both worlds, which is breakfast and lunch meals from McDonald’s!
The MC 10:35 is the perfect combination of the classic beef patties from McDonald’s, with the perfectly made egg from the egg McMuffin. Some outlets have started serving breakfast all day, so this burger can be enjoyed at any time.
While for those that don’t serve all-day breakfast, the burger is available only during the window of 10:30 am to 11 am.
How To Order The MC 10:35?
- During the time frame when they are switching the menus, order a McDouble and an Egg McMuffin. Place the burger patties into the egg McMuffin and enjoy!
- Cost – $ 3.49
8. The McCrepe
Want a fancier breakfast than the regular hotcakes that they serve at McDonald’s? Then, you need to try the McCrepe for a change! Just like many other options mentioned above, this too is a DIY breakfast treat.
But don’t worry, it is as easy as it gets. The secret here lies in the fact that the hot cakes are paired with their fruit n yogurt parfait, which creates a lovely flavor combination. You can also top it off with some extra syrup for flavor.
How To Order The McCrepe?
- Order a portion of hotcakes and syrup, along with a fruit n yogurt parfait. Top the hotcakes with the fruit n yogurt parfait and then, some syrup. Enjoy!
- Cost – $ 3.49
9. The Mc Gang Bang
If you are on a budget and still want to experiment with flavors from McDonald’s secret menu, then the Mc Gang Bang is the perfect place to start! You can make yourself a monster of a burger, just by ordering some options from the dollar menu!
This burger is truly huge and you wouldn’t need any sides to go along with it. Trust me, just one of these and you ought to be full for a long time! This burger is the perfect treat for people who love beef and chicken burgers from McDonald’s.
How To Order The Mc Gangbang?
- Order a McDouble and a McChicken. Place the entire McChicken burger in between the McDouble patties and there you have your Mc Gangbang!
- Cost – $ 2.00
10. The McKinley Mac
For the largest of appetites, even a Big Mac might not be enough! Sure, a Big Mac is a huge burger. However, there is also the fact that the Big Mac has thinner beef patties. If you want a juicer and thicker beef patty, then The McKinley Mac is a perfect choice!
This burger is quite similar to the Big Mac when it comes to the sauces and the buns. What makes it stand out is the fact that it has two-quarter-pounder beef patties instead of the regular big mac patties, perfect for the largest of appetites!
How To Order The McKinley Mac?
- Order a Big Mac with quarter pounder patties instead of regular beef patties and enjoy!
- Cost – $ 4.49
11. The Monster Mac
Does the McKinley Mac sound small? It sure will once you hear about the Monster Mac! This burger is honestly fit for kings and the best part about it is the fact that you can get so much for a decent price!
The Monster Mac is huge, as it is a regular Big Mac with eight or more beef patties. This makes up for a huge burger, which can even be split into two meals! This burger too, is quite popular, despite being a part of the secret menu!
How To Order The Monster Mac?
- Order a Big Mac with 8 beef patties or more and just as many cheese slices!
- Cost – $ 6.49
12. The McLeprechaun Shake
Out of beverages on the McDonald’s secret menu, the McLeprechaun shake has to be the most popular. This shake combines two classic flavors, which are mint and chocolate! So, for anyone who is a fan of this combination, there is nothing not to like!
However, there is one little catch with this secret menu item. The catch here is that this one can indeed be ordered only in March when the shamrock shake is on the regular menu. When it is, you really should not miss out on this menu item!
How To Order The McLeprechaun Shake?
- Ask the server to mix up a blend of half the chocolate shake and the other half of the shamrock shake. This 50-50 combination creates the divine McLeprechaun shake!
- Cost – $ 1.99 for small, $ 2.49 for medium, and $ 2.89 for large.
13. Neapolitan Shake
Are you looking for more exciting flavor options with Milkshakes? Oh, and do you also want something that you could enjoy at any time of the year? Then the Neapolitan shake is surely the right choice for you!
This shake combines the classic flavors of milkshakes from McDonald’s, which are vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. Equal quantities of all these flavors create the perfect blend which will surely excite your taste buds!
How To Order Neapolitan Shake?
- Some McDonald’s outlets have updated their ice cream machines and now serve Neapolitan shakes. In case the outlet closest to you does not, just ask the server to blend all three flavors of milkshakes into one, to create this sweet treat!
- Cost – $ 1.99 for Small, $ 2.49 for Medium, and $ 2.89 for Large
14. The Pie McFlurry
McDonald’s serves some of the best desserts and their McFlurries remain a fan favorite. However, there always seems to be a debate about which topping is the best. Well, you wouldn’t know about the best topping unless you try the pie McFlurry, their amazing secret menu sweet treat!
This secret menu item indeed tastes like autumn in a cup, with the perfect blend of creamy and soft McFlurry, blended with apple pie. It creates the perfect hot and cold blend and is often also topped with a pie!
How To Order The Pie McFlurry?
- Ask the server to blend apple pie with the McFlurry base and not add anything else. Additionally, you can also get some caramel sauce on top!
- Cost – $ 2.69 for snack size and $ 3.39 for regular size.
15. Caramel Apple Sundae
The caramel apple sundae may seem like a very simple dessert, compared to the pie McFlurry. However, just the fact that a few simple ingredients elevate the flavor of a caramel sundae so much is the reason why this dessert is pretty popular.
Although a part of the secret menu, most servers know about this one. It’s like an homage to the caramel apples that you get at county fairs! The caramel sauce on the soft serve, along with the crunchy apples and nuts on top creates and wonderful symphony of flavors and textures.
How To Order Caramel Apple Sundae?
- Order a caramel sundae topped with nuts. Ask the server to top the sundae with some apple slices, or, buy some apple slices on the side and top the sundae with them!
- Cost – $ 1.99
16. Orange Creamsicle Shake
The great thing about the soft serves from McDonald’s is that they are so versatile! There are so many different flavor combinations possible and that is how they came up with the orange creamsicle shake.
If you love citrus-flavored desserts, then you surely should not miss out on this one! This dessert creates the perfect blend of the humble soft serve from McDonald’s, along with the Hi-C Orange drink, creating a sweet and sour flavor balance.
How To Order Orange Creamsicle Shake?
- Order a portion of soft serve and ask the server if they can top it off with just a little Hi-C. If they say no, then you may have to order the two separately and then mix them up yourself.
- Cost – $ 1 if you get them together and $ 2 if you have to get the two separately.
17. McBrunch Burger
This wonder from McDonald’s is possible mostly because quite a lot of outlets now serve all-day breakfast! However, if not, you can get this one in the time window from 10:30 to 11:00 am, while they are switching the menus.
This is an elevated version of the MC 10:35. Instead of breakfast muffins, buns are used to pack the best breakfast and lunch meals at McDonald’s. This burger consists of two beef patties, an egg, and a hash brown added to the burger!
How To Order McBrunch Burger?
- Ask for a McDouble with a round egg and hash browns added to it. If they don’t agree to the hash brown, just buy one separately and add it to the burger.
- Cost – $ 4.59
18. Poor Man’s Big Mac
The Big Mac is a large burger for sure and is great if you have a big appetite. But, many people seem to hate the extra bun in the middle. Well, there is an easy way out of that if you simply order a Poor Man’s Big Mac instead, which is a pretty popular secret menu item.
The Poor Man’s Big Mac is packed with all the flavors of a big mac, without the extra bun. This brings down the calories of the burger by a huge margin and also the price! So, you get to enjoy a lovely big mac without any of the extra stuff!
How To Order Poor Man’s Big Mac?
- Ask the server for a McDouble with lettuce and big mac sauce in place of ketchup and mustard.
- Cost – $ 1.49
19. Big Mac N Cheese
If you are fond of the Big Mac flavor combinations but don’t eat beef, then you can still enjoy the same! The Big Mac N Cheese has all the flavors of a Big Mac, just without the meat, making it a perfect treat for vegetarians.
A lot of vegetarians have tried the Big Mac sauce and fries combination and found it a little unfair that they couldn’t enjoy the sauce in a burger. Well, luckily now everyone can!
How To Order Big Mac N Cheese?
- Ask the server for a Big Mac, but also tell them to not add any meat patties. Voila, your big Mac N Cheese is ready!
- Cost – $ 4.65, or the same as that of a Big Mac, you can, however, ask the server if you would get a discount as you wouldn’t be adding beef patties.
20. Grilled Cheese
Did you ever think that a place that serves hamburgers would also be serving grilled cheese? Well, it is true! The secret menu from McDonald’s also has grilled cheese! Yes, this is like a smaller version of the Big Mac N Cheese.
But, without any of the Big Mac sauce. It consists of a slice or two of cheese, along with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. So, a hamburger without the actual beef patty. Moreover, the grilled buns make the cheese gooey and utterly delicious!
How To Order Grilled Cheese?
- Ask for a hamburger, without the beef patty. You can also ask for an extra slice of cheese if you would like, but make sure you ask the server to grill the buns!
- Cost – $ 0.99
21. Chicken Cordon Bleu McMuffin
This is another wonder of the breakfast and lunch meal combinations from McDonald’s. If you are one of those lucky people who live around a McDonald’s that serves all-day breakfast, you could enjoy this at any given point in the day.
If not, you can easily enjoy it in the time window from 10:30 am until 11:00 am. This one is a little different than the other breakfast sandwiches. Rather than beef, there is either a regular or a spicy chicken patty along with bacon and eggs!
How To Order Chicken Cordon Bleu Muffin?
- Ask for an egg and bacon McMuffin, with a regular or spicy crispy chicken patty and also a few slices of cheese if you would like.
- Cost – $ 4.69
22. Cinnamon Melt A La Mode
Although some places only serve cinnamon rolls for breakfast, that luckily is not the case with McDonald’s. Here, you can enjoy a gooey cinnamon roll all day long and even make it better by adding a soft serve to it!
This secret menu item is not as popular as some of the other options, but is surely just as much worth a try as the regular cinnamon rolls! A warm cinnamon roll topped with a classic McDonald’s soft serve creates a wonderful flavor combination.
How To Order Cinnamon Melt A La Mode?
- Order a cinnamon melt from the McCafe bakery menu and ask them to top it off with a serving of vanilla soft serve. You can also buy the two separately and combine them if they don’t agree.
- Cost – $ 2.99
23. Hash Brown McMuffin
The hash browns and McMuffins from McDonald’s breakfast menu are perfect companions for each other. However, have you ever wondered how the two would taste together? The answer is, absolutely incredible!
The hash brown McMuffin from McDonald’s is a pretty popular secret menu item and is loved by most people. The best part is that you can order any McMuffin of your choice to create this delicious treat!
How To Order Hash Brown McMuffin?
- Order yourself your favorite McMuffin and ask them to add a hash brown to it. Most places will do it for you, but if not, you can order the two separately and make one for yourself.
- Cost – $ 2.59
24. Biscuits & Gravy
This secret menu item from McDonald’s is pretty popular too, but mostly in the southern states only. It might indeed be pretty hard to get this by at every McDonald’s location in the country, but you can still try!
The Biscuits & Gravy, as the name suggests, consists of flaky biscuits covered with a decent amount of gravy. The ratio of the gravy and biscuits is perfect and if you would like, you can also add a chicken patty to it!
How To Order Biscuits & Gravy?
- Go to the server and directly ask them for a portion of Biscuits & Gravy. If they do have it, you are in luck, or else, you may have to try at a different location.
- Cost – $ 1.99
25. Root Beer Float
Some McDonald’s outlets globally still serve coke floats! If you don’t get one at your nearest location, then you can easily make an elevated version of the same by switching the coke with a root beer!
The root beer float is the perfect combination of a strong root beer, with creamy vanilla ice cream. It has become a really popular secret menu item over the years, just like the coke float!
How To Order Root Beer Float?
- Directly ask the server for a root beer float. Or else, ask them for a glass of root beer, topped with vanilla soft serve. You can also do this with coke instead of root beer if you would like.
- Cost – $ 1.99
Why Is The McDonald’s Secret Menu Not Available To The General Public?
You may have noticed that nowadays, most fast-food restaurant chains have secret menus. I am pretty sure that the superfans of McDonald’s surely know about its secret menu.
The McDonald’s secret menu has indeed managed to remain a secret over the years. The reason why they have never officially released a secret menu is that as per them, the chain does not have an official secret menu.
The secret menu is more customer-centric, rather than something that was brought forward by the company. Most of the secret menu options have been customized and made so by the customers, rather than McDonald’s itself.
So, for this reason, unlike many other fast food restaurant chains, McDonald’s has never officially released a secret menu. However, the customization options are plenty and now, most of the servers are also aware of all the secret menu items.
That does make it much easier for people to order off the secret menu. The secret menu from McDonald’s, however, is not the only secret that the chain of restaurants is hiding!
If you are a regular customer, you may have wondered at least once as to why the coke at McDonald’s somehow tastes better than regular coke! Well, this is a mystery that has been solved and you can know the truth behind it by checking out our article about the same!
Moreover, the same also goes for the sprite from McDonald’s, it just tastes much better than regular sprite. Click on this link to know the reason behind these secrets. Lastly, another few secrets that McDonald’s has kept over the years are the fact that their ice cream machines are mostly always broken.
Along with that, also about the fries refill policy. All these secrets have been revealed and you can know about them, just by checking the links!
Coming to the end of the article, I hope it helped you understand all about the secret menu from McDonald’s. The McDonald’s secret menu might not be an official thing. But, honestly, we all do need to give some credit to the people who came up with it in the first place!
This is real innovation with fast food and this way, you get to enjoy so many more flavor combinations from McDonald’s! If you haven’t tried anything off the secret menu already, now is a perfect time!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the secret menu options available at all McDonald’s outlets in the United States?
Yes, the secret menu options are mostly available at all McDonald’s outlets across the United States.
Will all the options mentioned above be available at every location?
Most of the options will be available at every location, however, some of them, like biscuits and gravy is a little more location specific.
Does every McDonald’s location have a secret menu birthday cake?
The secret menu birthday cake can be a little tricky to get and might not be available at all locations across the country.
Just like a root beer or coke float, can you also order a float with Fanta orange or sprite?
Yes, you can order a float with any beverage of your choice, including Fanta orange and sprite.
Does McDonald’s serve all-day breakfast everywhere?
No, the all-day breakfast option has not been implemented everywhere and may not be available at all McDonald’s locations across the country.
If a location does not serve all-day breakfast, can you still order secret menu items that combine breakfast and lunch?
Yes, you can order these secret menu items even if the location closest to you does not serve all-day breakfast. Just make sure to get there on time and order in the time frame of 10:30 am to 11:00 am.
Does McDonald’s have any veggie patties on their secret menu?
Unfortunately, no. But, you can get yourself a burger with a hash brown if you would like!
Do you need to pay for extra Big Mac sauce?
Technically it should be free. However, some locations might charge $ 0.50 for an extra portion of Big Mac sauce.
Can Big Mac be made with Quarter Pounder Patties?
Yes, that is exactly what the McKinley Mac is all about, from the McDonald’s secret menu.
Just like Apple pie McFlurry, can you also ask them to make one with a holiday pie?
Yes, you can switch the apple pie with a holiday pie if you would like to, in the McFlurry.
Can you order a birthday cake from McDonald’s secret menu in a different flavor?
No, as of now, the only flavor that they have for birthday cake is chocolate.
Does McDonald’s serve spam as a meat option at any location out of Hawaii?
No, Spam is available only at the McDonald’s Hawaii location and nowhere else.