Fast food is easy, convenient, and delicious.
But if you’re getting tired of what’s on the menu, we have some hacks for you.
We scoured the website #hackthemenu for some of the best tips out there. The website includes crowdsourced secret menu items and prices.
From getting all the taste of a Big Mac for cheaper, to packing your Chipotle burrito to the brim, here are our favourite ordering tricks.
It's easy to get nachos at Chipotle. Just order a burrito bowl and then ask if you can get chips instead of rice at the bottom.
If you're feeling indecisive, you can ask for 'Frings' to get an order of half onion rings and half fries.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a great option for light appetites or vegetarians. Simply order a grilled cheese, specifying that you'd like the bun grilled for maximum toasty flavour. This item costs around $US1.
If you want to eat your Chipotle burrito bowl taco or burrito-style, you're allowed to ask for one free tortilla. If you prefer tacos, you can get two miniature tortillas instead.
You can order this classic dessert with Chick-fil-A root beer and soft serve.
If you want a really decadent burger, you can ask Five Guys to make your burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
McDonald's has more dipping sauces than anyone realises, according to #hackthemenu. In addition to the traditional BBQ sauce, you can order Sweet and Sour, Honey Mustard, Chipotle BBQ, Tangy BBQ, Spicy Buffalo, Sweet Chilli, Hot Mustard, and Creamy Ranch.
You can easily get a side of biscuits at KFC, even though it isn't listed on the menu. The restaurant reportedly just charges a 'nominal' fee.
If you love Big Mac sauce, it's possible to get it as a side for free or very low cost. You can add it to your french fries for a delicious new experience.
If you love a crispy quesadilla, Taco Bell workers can grill the tortilla for longer than normal. Simply specify that you want it 'double-grilled.' This can also work for burritos.
If you're on a diet or budget, you can get a taco loaded with all your favourite toppings for about $US2.25.
Big Macs typically cost around $US4. If this price is steep for you but you love the flavour, it's easy to get something similar for $US1.49 or so. Just order a McDouble without ketchup, then add lettuce and Big Mac sauce. You'll have all the taste of a Big Mac.
If you want a burrito with even more carbs, ask for two tortilla shells when you give your burrito order. Fans of this method say it keeps the burrito from bursting.
The spicy cheese 'lava sauce' is featured on several Taco Bell items. If you're a fan, you can add it to virtually any item for free. Just ask for it.
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