There’s a certain thrill we get when ordering from a secret menu at chain restaurants. We feel like insiders, part of some sort of exclusive club that knows about delicious possibilities behind the counter. Thanks to social media and blabber mouths, these “secret menu” items are no longer much of a secret.
Here are ten of the most delectable secret menu items. Just make sure your arteries remain unclogged by the end of this list.
Chipotle’s Quesorito is a hybrid of a quesadilla and a burrito. It’s made by making a traditional quesadilla, loaded with burrito fillings, and rolled up into the shape of a burrito. If the cashiers look at you like you’re crazy when you order the “Quesorito” (which is also super fun to pronounce), just ask for a cheese quesadilla to be used as the “shell” for your Burrito.
Chipotle’s nachos are one of their most famous secret menu options. Although not advertised, Chipotle employees will usually happily prepare them. Just ask for a bowl of fresh Chipotle tortilla chips covered in cheese, beans, meat, vegetables, and whichever salsas you’d like. Although not as portable as their classic burrito, the nachos are great for sharing (although you probably won’t want to).
McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle
The McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle breakfast sandwich is basically the McGriddle sandwich with a fried chicken patty in place of the sausage. Perfect for when you want to get a chicken and waffles fix at McDonald’s. Just ask for a “Chicken McGriddle” and if the McDonald’s employee’s don’t understand, ask for a McChicken patty sandwiched between two McGriddle Cakes. I’ve never tries this cholesterol catastrophe myself, but word around the street it’s semi-decent for McDonald’s standards.
Jamba Juice’s Gummi Bear Smoothie
For when we want something sweeter than a smoothie, Jamba Juice has us covered. This candy flavored smoothie contains a combination of mango juice, soymilk, a scoop of lime, raspberry, orange and pineapple sherbets –and mangos.
Five Guys’ Patty Melt
Sometimes we feel like throwing caution to the wind and indulge a little and Five Guys has our artery clogging fix! Their Patty Melt usually consists of melted cheese, grilled onions, and a burger all sandwiched between two slices of bread, then grilled up on a frying pan or flat griddle like a classic grilled cheese sandwich. To really freak out cardiologists, Five Guys let’s us order as many Hamburger Patties as we want. Perfect for when we’re craving a grilled bun texture of a grilled cheese sandwich with a hankering for some meat.
Dairy Queen’s Midnight Truffle Blizzard
This Blizzard used to be DQ’s Blizzard of the Month options a while back, but we can still order it! The Midnight Truffle consists of dark cocoa fudge, vanilla soft serve, and bits of truffle.
Burger King’s “Frings”
Sometimes we’re faced with the tough decision of choosing between fries or onion rings. Thankfully, Burger King offers a solution to this fast food dilemma by letting us get the best of both worlds. Their “Frings” are simply a half order of fries and a half order of onion rings. If the cashiers are confused when you ask for “frings”, just ask for a half order of fries and onion rings.
Starbuck’s Twix Frappuccino
If you’re craving something richer and more diabetic inducing than the standard frappuccino, Starbucks has something to offer. Their secret Twix Frappuccino is basically an intensely rich version of their Caramel Frappuccino with extra caramel and hazelnut syrups, mocha chips, and extra caramel drizzle.
The Pickle-O’s used to be featured on Sonic’s menu but were eventually discontinued. Luckily, most locations will gladly fry up these crispy battered pickle slices for our pickled pleasure.
In-N-Out’s Root Beer Float
Nearly everyone knows about In-N-Out’s infamous Animal Style. So try one of their other secret menu specialties and indulge in their root beer float. This isn’t your average float, it’s actually a vanilla shake mixed with root beer. If the In-N-Out staff won’t make it, just order a milkshake and root
beer and split it up yourself. Pair’s perfectly with their other secret items and a warm sunny day.
Do you know of any secret menu items you no longer want to keep a secret? SHARE THEM, DAMMIT! We deserve the right to raise our cholesterol!