The 15 Best Fast Food Secret Menu Items

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Hey foodies, ready to dive into the hidden world of fast food secrets? We’re spilling the beans on the best fast food secret menu items that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. But here’s the lowdown: these goodies aren’t always known to the crew behind the counter. You might have to play chef and explain your order. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back with the insider tips.

Patty Melt at Five Guys

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The patty melt is not a standard menu item at Five Guys, but you can try customizing your burger to create a patty melt-like experience. To do this, you can order a grilled cheese sandwich and add a patty. Ask for the grilled cheese to be made with the burger bun, and then add the patty and any other toppings you desire.

Sonic Sunrise

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If you love trying new drinks then this secret menu item is perfect for you! Coined the sunrise, this drink is half orange juice and half cherry limeade and it’s a great treat – especially on a warm day. Another perk of this secret menu item is that it’s very easy to make so you shouldn’t have any issues ordering one at your local Sonic.

Land, Air, and Sea Burger at McDonald’s

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The Land, Air, and Sea Burger is a unique and unofficial creation that some McDonald’s enthusiasts have created. This custom burger combines elements from land, air, and sea animals, incorporating a beef patty from a standard hamburger or cheeseburger to represent the land, a chicken patty from a McChicken or another chicken sandwich to signify the air, and a fish filet from a Filet-O-Fish sandwich to represent the sea.

Freso Style Tacos at Taco Bell

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At Taco Bell, ordering tacos “Fresco Style” offers a lighter and potentially healthier twist to the traditional taco. This customization involves the substitution of certain ingredients to reduce overall calorie and fat content. Specifically, the shredded cheese is replaced with freshly diced tomatoes, and the creamy sauces are omitted, making room for a zesty Pico de Gallo salsa.

Meat Mountain at Arby’s


The “Meat Mountain” at Arby’s is a legendary and hearty secret menu item that features a stack of almost all the meats available at the restaurant. This towering sandwich typically includes roast beef, turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, corned beef, brisket, Angus steak, cheddar cheese, and bacon, all nestled between two buns. It gained popularity as a secret menu item, showcasing Arby’s diverse range of meats in a single colossal sandwich.

BLT at Burger King

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You won’t see a BLT on the menu at your local Burger King, but that doesn’t mean you can’t order one. Simply order a bacon burger with lettuce and tomato, but ask to have the beef patty removed. Since Burger King prides itself on allowing you to have your food “your way,” you can also get a little creative and add additional toppings such as cheese and onions.

Poutine at KFC

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KFC locations in some parts of the world may offer poutine as a regular menu item, but customers in the USA won’t see it as an option. However, that doesn’t mean that people can’t get creative any order it anyway. All you need to do is ask for an order of fries with gravy on top. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to find cheese curds at any KFC in the United States, but you can always add your own later or ask for shredded cheese instead.

Poor Man’s Big Mac at McDonald’s

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The “Poor Man’s Big Mac” at McDonald’s is a cost-effective alternative to the classic Big Mac. To order, ask for a McDouble with no ketchup, added shredded lettuce, and Big Mac sauce. This customization aims to replicate the flavors of a Big Mac at a lower price point. Keep in mind that availability may vary by location, and it’s recommended to check with your local McDonald’s for the latest information since menu options can change.

Go Bold at Del Taco

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Looking to switch things up on your next Del Taco order? Simply ask to ‘go bold’ and you’ll get a pleasant surprise. At Del Taco, going bold means adding fries and secret sauce to your order. The cool thing about this hack is that it can be done with all sorts of menu items, including milkshakes and burritos.

Apple Pie Milkshake at Whataburger

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Whataburger’s Apple Pie Milkshake is a decadent treat combining hot apple pie with vanilla shake. For a sweeter version, swap the vanilla shake for a vanilla malt. To try this secret-menu item, request a hot apple pie blended into a vanilla milkshake. If not available, buy a pie and shake separately, then stir pie pieces into your shake.

The Quesarito at Chipotle


The “Quesarito” is a secret menu item at Chipotle, created by combining elements of a burrito and a quesadilla. To order a Quesarito, you typically start with a burrito but ask for a tortilla on the side. The tortilla is then filled with cheese and pressed to create a quesadilla. The burrito ingredients are then placed on top of the quesadilla, and the entire combination is rolled up together. This results in a burrito with a cheesy quesadilla outer layer.

Peaches and Cream at Jamba Juice

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Jamba Juice’s “Peaches & Cream” Secret Menu smoothie is a delicious hidden find, blending peach juice, frozen yogurt, soy milk, and fresh peaches. This smooth and refreshing drink, available throughout the year, is enriched with soy milk for a creamy texture that caters to all customers. Packed with peach flavor, it’s a must-try for peach lovers. Visit your local Jamba Juice to uncover the delightful Peaches & Cream blend you’ve been missing.

Barnyard Burger at Wendys


This burger masterpiece features a harmonious trio of flavors and textures, including crispy bacon strips that add a smoky crunch, a succulent and juicy burger patty, and a zesty spicy chicken patty that brings an extra kick to the ensemble. The combination of these distinct elements creates a symphony of tastes, satisfying cravings for both beef and poultry enthusiasts alike.

#99 at Jersey Mikes

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The #99 at Jersey Mike’s is the epitome of flavor fusion, bringing together the best elements of The Big Kahuna and the Chipotle Cheese Steak to create a mouthwatering masterpiece. This extraordinary cheesesteak boasts a medley of grilled onions, peppers, chipotle mayo, and mushrooms that lend a perfect balance of sweetness and savory goodness. The inclusion of jalapeno peppers adds a subtle kick, while the creamy richness of American cheese elevates the overall taste.

Animal Style at In-N-Out Burger


At In-N-Out Burger, ordering “Animal Style” is a secret menu option that transforms your burger into a flavorful and indulgent delight. When you request your burger Animal Style, the patty is cooked with mustard, adding a unique tangy flavor. The burger is then topped with grilled onions, pickles, extra spread (a Thousand Island-like sauce), and a slice of melted American cheese. This secret menu customization can also be added to fries.


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