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McDonald’s Big McChicken: McDonald’s answer to KFC’s Double Down sandwich
McDonald’s Big McChicken: McDonald’s answer to KFC’s Double Down sandwich

Secret Menu items: Have you heard?

Upon arriving to a restaurant, the first thing one would usually do is look to see what’s on the menu. However, at some restaurants, what’s not on the menu is what’s causing a craze.

“Secret” or “hidden” menus, as they are referred to as, have been gaining popularity at fast food, as well as sit-down restaurants.

So what is a secret menu?  It’s when the customer can order items that aren’t listed on the menu.  They may include asking for the kitchen to make them a custom meal, or simply combining the elements of a couple different menu options. How would one discover secret menu items? Most likely through social media or by word of mouth, since these items are not advertised.

Most notably, fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, Burger King and KFC have been major players in the secret menu world. McDonald’s has a few popular secret menu items including their version of KFC’s double down sandwich called “The Big Chicken,” as well as the “Mc10:35” (referring to the time that the restaurant switches from breakfast to lunch) which is a mash of breakfast and lunch items together on one burger.

Here’s a list of just a few secret menu items we have learned about:

A McChicken sandwich, between a double cheeseburger. Photo: Drew Stephens/Flickr
McDonald’s McGangBang: A McChicken sandwich, between a double cheeseburger.
Photo: Drew Stephens/Flickr

 

Starbucks' Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino: A blend of white chocolate and raspberry Photo: Claudio Lobos/Flickr
Starbucks’ Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino: A blend of white chocolate and raspberry
Photo: Claudio Lobos/Flickr

 

Burger King’s Suicide Burger: Four beef patties, four slices of cheese, topped with bacon Photo: YouTube
Burger King’s Suicide Burger: Four beef patties, four slices of cheese, topped with bacon
Photo: YouTube

 

McDonald’s Big McChicken: McDonald’s answer to KFC’s Double Down sandwich
McDonald’s Big McChicken: McDonald’s answer to KFC’s Double Down sandwich

 

About Shawn McGuire

Shawn McGuire is a Montreal-born and now Hamilton-based journalist who enjoys covering news in the Steel City. He’s a sports fan, vegan, music enthusiast, & vinyl record lover.

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