Is anything more appealing at a restaurant than having inside information? Well, yes. Probably just getting good food is the most important thing. But if you could have good food that also is kind of a secret, then that's fun, too. And that' the appeal behind the secret menus that are available at many of your favorite restaurants across the country. These things don't get big ad campaigns. Heck, they don't even get listed on the menu board. But the restaurant has the ingredients to make them and the staff know how to put them together and if you know what to ask for, you can enjoy them, too!
So now the question is, just how many secret menu items do you really know? Can you order Animal-Style Fries as easily as a Land, Sea, and Air Burger? Would you dare eat a Big McChicken? Could you be at peace with yourself if you ordered the Hypocrite Burger? There's so much out there, only a true aficionado of the unknown deliciousness in the world could hope to know them all. So let's see how you do. Take the quiz and test your knowledge of the secrets behind the fast food menus!
The McKinley Burger, also called the McKinley Mac, is a Big Mac that you just made a whole lot bigger with patties from a Quarter Pounder. Yes, that's one half pound of beef.
The Starbucks Biscotti Frappuccino is a tough one to get sometimes because not every barista will actually make it for you. Is it possible it's against the rules? Maybe. But if you keep trying, it might just happen.
Fatburger is more than happy to cover a vegetarian patty with bacon if you ask for it. Presumably, this only exists for people who like the taste of a veggie burger, and not for actual vegetarians. Hopefully.
Wendy's Barnyard Burger gets its name from being a little bit of everything. Make sure the employee knows what you mean, though. Some places will use chicken nuggets or even an egg on this one.
Taco Bell's Incredible Hulk is actually a healthy menu item despite how crazy it might like. A fresco taco with no dairy and minus an extra tortilla isn't too bad of an option.
Burger King's Rodeo Burger is pretty simple to make and was actually a real menu item for a while. Arguably you could get this made at a few other restaurants as well, as long as they have onion rings on the menu.
Arby's Meat Mountain has pretty much everything the store sells on it and probably more meat than you'll find on any other menu item, secret or otherwise. It's going to cost you over $10.
The White Castle Meat-Free Cheese Slider is a cheese sandwich. Some people recommend ordering it with marinara for dipping, but it's still a cheese sandwich. Lower calorie than a lot of things, though.
Chick-Fil-A's Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is what happens when a spicy chicken sandwich just isn't spicy enough. They'll cover it in hot Buffalo sauce for you to make sure it has the kick you need.
KFC will make you a Triple Down sandwich if you ask. it's like their infamous Double Down that replaced the bun with chicken, but also it adds a new piece of chicken. That's a lot of chicken.
Whataburger isn't the only place you could get The Hulk probably, it's just that most places don't offer Powerade and Vault, so it's unlikely you'll ever find this anywhere else.
If you want Taco Bell's Superman burrito, order a Cheesy Double Beef Burrito then get them to include potatoes, sour cream, tortilla strips and guacamole. It's a lot to fit into a burrito, but that's why it's Superman.
The Starbucks Chocolate Dalmatian is one of those drinks that only works if you like a textured beverage, because you're going to be drinking a lot of chips in this one.
The Wendy's Grand Slam is neither complicated nor elegant. It's just a really big stack of beef all on one bun, with whatever toppings you feel like adding to four meat patties.
Sonic's Purple Sprite is a pretty famous drink that adds a little pep to your Sprite, if that's a thing you like. If it's mixed correctly, the color should be very bright purple.
In-N-Out's secret menu is actually very popular, but one of the weirder items has to be the Flying Dutchman, which is essentially just a bunch of meat and cheese you hold in your hand. You could always order a bun, too, but then it's just a double cheeseburger.
McDonald's Land, Sea and Air Burger is just a clever way to cover all the protein bases at the restaurant in one burger. You could probably add bacon and cheese to seal the deal, though.
Burger King's Suicide Burger, which they'd prefer you to call a Quad Burger or Quad Stacker, is a lot of meat and cheese in one place. It's also rather cheap, all things considered, and may only cost around $4 depending on where you live.
Chipotle's most famous secret item is arguably the quesarito. it's so popular they started charging about $3.50 extra to make them this way, but you are swapping a plain, single tortilla for two tortillas filled with melted cheese.
Five Guys makes the Patty Melt, which is just a burger with grilled cheese buns, basically. However, since it's Five Guys, you can also get whatever toppings you want in there and as many beef patties as you like.
The McDonald's 10:35 is not really what it used to be. This thing could previously only be created in a few minute window between when McDonald's switched from the breakfast menu to the lunch menu. Now, with all-day breakfast, it can be made any time.
Arby's probably could have picked a better name for Wet Fries, or maybe that's just what everyone calls them and they have no choice. In any event, it's their curly fries loaded in cheese sauce. You'll need a fork.
Burger King used to have an option on their website where you could design your own burger, and that was where the Noah's Ark was born. Later, people actually went to the restaurant and made it for real and the rest is history.
Dairy Queen's Banana Split Blizzard is everything you'd have in a banana split, only they put it in a cup and blend it up Blizzard style.
McDonald's Big McChicken is like a Big Mac, only instead of bread, you use McChicken patties. Basically, that makes this an amped-up version of the KFC Double Down, and somehow even less healthy.
In-N-Out's Animal Style fries are pretty famous for an item that's meant to be secret. They top the fries with the same option you can get on any of the burgers, which are also called Animal Style.
Shake Shack's Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely not an official menu item and it's entirely possible you'll need to assemble it yourself. If you do, just order a grilled bun on the side of an order of their Frozen Custard and put it all together.
Whataburger doesn't actually sell waffles, but there is a period of time during the day when pancakes are available and you can make your own pancake and chicken strip meal that's kind of the same as chicken and waffles. Kind of.
Sonic's Frito Pie is by no means an attractive food item at all. That said, chili and cheese is rarely a visual experience. You can get this at Sonic by just asking for chili and cheese to be put on your Fritos. Simple as that.
Jamba Juice will make a number of fun, custom smoothies for you if you know what to ask for. Skittles is just one candy variant; there's also Sour Patch Kids, Reese's Pieces and Gummy Bears.
Starbucks' Undertow is supposed to be taken a bit like a shot, so you get the espresso at first, then the cooler, flavored parts to follow it up. If you like having some fun with your drink, it might be something to try.
Subway's famous Pizza Sub was on the menu for a while before they took it off. It's still available if you ask for it though and it's still one of the least healthy items on the menu.
Smash Burger is known for offering regional menu items in contrast to most chains. What you can get in one restaurant you can't always get in another. However, some of the items can be found on the secret menu at multiple restaurants, like the Sin City Burger.
McDonald's McCrepes are what you get when you fold your hotcake over a yogurty, fruit-filled parfait and it apparently tastes quite a bit better than it sounds. if you like breakfast, it's worth a try.
In-N-Out's Protein Style burgers are just the regular burgers on the menu without the burden of that bun weighing you down. Good for a low-carb or gluten-free diet.