10 McDonald’s Ordering Hacks Savvy People Know
We don’t care what anybody says, McDonald’s will always be the ultimate guilty pleasure even if you’re ordering a vegan option. To ensure that you make the most of all your visits to the Golden Arches, we’ve compiled 10 ordering hacks you need to know. Their all-day breakfast might be long gone, but there are still plenty of tricks that will seriously upgrade your fast food experience. Keep reading for savvy tips that’ll have you singing badabababaa.
Brunch Half Hour
If you arrive at McDonald’s between 10:30am and 11am, AKA the sweet spot when breakfast is about to end and lunch is about to begin, you’ll get the best of both worlds. You can order a stack of fluffy pancakes and an original cheeseburger or any other lunch option your heart desires. (via POPSUGAR)
McCrepe With Berries
What do you get when you combine an order of fluffy pancakes with a fruit and yogurt parfait? Your very own fast food version of French cuisine with this DIY McCrepe. Creamy yogurt and sweetened berries make it extra delicious. Ooh la la. (via Cosmopolitan)
Some people go years before tasting the wonder that is the Filet-O-Fish. We think this is pure injustice for more reasons than one. First, it’s always — and we mean always — made to order. Second, it’s made with a soft, pillow-like steamed bun much different than those used for the typical burger. And much, much better. Here’s a secret: You can order it for any sandwich. We repeat, any sandwich. So whether you’re a fan of the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or even the original burgers in Happy Meals, this bun switch will change your life (and meal). (via LA Weekly)
Real Eggs = Round Egg
If you want a freshly griddled egg on your breakfast sandwich, one that looks like you cooked it yourself, order a “round egg.” That’s right, the round egg is actually a freshly cracked egg, cooked in a round mold on the flat top and served to you fresh. (via Serious Eats)
Fresh Fries, Please
There’s nothing better than piping hot fries with just the right amount of salt sprinkled on them. While you can order no salt to ensure you get fresh fries every time, we suggest just asking for fresh fries. Here’s why: When you order no salt, the person working at the fry station has to clean everything down. Can you feel the eye roll? We can. Unless you have to order fries with no salt for health reasons, don’t do it — simply ask for fresh. (via New York Post)
Get Those Onions Outta Here
There are some people who love onions on everything. Then there are those who can take them or leave them. If you’re the latter, we recommend you leave them. That’s the best way to ensure that your burger is freshly made and assembled. As simple as it is, that small change will force the sandwich makers to prepare you a new burger. You’re welcome. (via POPSUGAR)
Big Mac Dupe
Quick — what’s the best ingredient of a Big Mac? We highly doubt it’s just the two burgers or the three bun pieces. We bet it’s the Mac Sauce because it’s *always* the sauce. So, if you’re looking to save a little dough, order a McDouble without the traditional fixings like ketchup and mustard. Instead, order it with the Mac Sauce for a budget-friendly Big Mac. Voilà. (via Business Insider)
Every once in a while, you’re in the mood for something… lighter. If that’s the case, order a McChicken sandwich with extra lettuce and hold the bun. Then order a side salad with your dressing of choice. Once you’re sitting, chop your way to a simple (Mc) chicken salad that’s as good for your pocket as it is for your belly. (via BuzzFeed)
Caramel Apple Pie Sundae
It’s not on their dessert menu, but miniature pies in those convenient cardboard boxes can easily get an à la mode upgrade. All you have to do is order an apple pie (or two) and a caramel sundae. When you order, ask for an extra cup so when you chop up the apple pie, you can get the ice cream to apple pie ratio just right. (via New York Post)
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
There’s no need to wait until summer to indulge in a refreshing ice cream sandwich. Head to your favorite Mickey D’s and order two chocolate chip cookies and your favorite McFlurry. Sandwich the ice cream between both of the cookies and chow down. (via Today)
What’s your favorite McDonald’s ordering hack? Let us know by tweeting us @BritandCo.
(Photos via Joe Raedle / Getty, McDonald’s)
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