Popular Secret Menu Items Around the World
If we’re being honest, everyone has their favorite fast food restaurants — healthy or not. Now, what if we told you that if you’re not ordering off the secret menu, you aren’t even getting the best your favorite dining spots have to offer? Mind blowing, right?
For example, did you know you can get up to eight patties on your Big Mac, or that one particular Starbucks item tastes like Butterbeer from Harry Potter? Of course, you have to know exactly what to ask for to get these delicious results. Let’s take a look at some of the best off-menu options to try at your favorite fast food joints.
Starbucks: Caramel Cookie Bar Frappuccino
Let’s start off with an easy but delicious one. If you’re tired of the same old Starbucks menu, the secret menu is sure to become your new BFF. The name itself sounds delicious, but apparently this beauty tastes absolutely amazing.
Burger King: Frings
Fries are simply irreplaceable, but what is actually better than fries? Fries combined with onion rings in a single order! Meet Burger King’s secret menu item known as Frings. This order allows you to combine the best of both worlds — half fries, half onion rings — in a side dish that is ready to be devoured.
Shake Shack: Ice Cream Sandwich
Shake Shack may have the best cheese sauce in town, but did you know you can also get an ice cream sandwich there? Well, you actually have to combine two ingredients to create it, but reports claim the results are absolutely delicious.
Jamba Juice: Pink Starburst Smoothie
Reportedly, Jamba Juice has a whole range of secret menu items that are just perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth. Pink Starbursts deserve to be called the best Starburst in the mix, but have you ever tried them in a smoothie? We promise you may never want to order any other smoothie again after you try this one.
McDonald’s: Hash Brown McMuffin
McDonald’s hash brown is the ultimate breakfast staple. If you like breakfast potatoes and you haven’t tried it, you need to remedy that situation right away. But do you know what’s better than the standard hash browns? Hash browns tucked inside Egg McMuffins.
To rival Taco Bell’s secret menu, Chipotle had to come up with something similar. They certainly understand just how much people appreciate cheese. Healthy competition is always a good idea, so that means we can now enjoy two cheese-themed secret menu items.
Shake Shack: Peanut Butter & Bacon Shackburger
Shake Shack is a pro when it comes to giving a spin to new items on its secret menu. This burger was apparently so popular, it was brought back on the regular menu for one weekend. Unfortunately, most people don’t know they can get it whenever they want it if they just ask for it.
Starbucks: Thin Mint Frappuccino
Starbucks has a long — and we do mean long — list of secret items you can request that are made by simply combining different ingredients they already have. According to reports, you can make more than 200 customized drinks, and Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino is one of the best of them.
McDonald’s: Chicken Cordon Bleu McMuffin with Fried Egg
When it comes to McDonald’s, people tend to stick to their faves. Whether you’re a Big Mac fan or you tend to order the 20 Nuggets Sharebox and eat it by yourself, it’s easy to order the same thing every time you crave McD’s.
Five Guys: Patty Melt
Let’s be honest, you can easily spend hours trying to make different Five Guys’ shake combos, but don’t forget about their secret menu! The Patty Melt is a popular item for hardcore Five Guys fans who are tired of the same old burgers.
Arby’s: Meat Mountain
Meat lovers rejoice! Arby’s has taken it to a new level with this slightly extreme secret menu item. The Meat Mountain is a true monster that is just as crazy as it sounds. It’s a sandwich that (figuratively) consists of mountains of meat.
McDonald’s Hawaii: Saimin
If you ever find yourself in Hawaii but you think you’re too cool to go to McDonald’s, think again. The popular fast food chain has secret menu items in the state that you can’t find anywhere else, which is pretty awesome.
Starbucks: Pokémon GO Frappuccino Blended Créme
Let’s be honest, Starbucks is an absolute monster when it comes to secret menu items. In fact, we could easily make a top 30 list of just our Starbucks faves, because there are tons of choices. The Pokémon GO Frappuccino was added after the app of the same name took over the world back in 2016.
Wendy’s: Meat Cube
Wendy’s has made quite a name for itself among young people, thanks to its no-chill attitude on Twitter. Although their secret menu isn’t as extensive as it is for other fast food restaurants, you can still get one special item that will absolutely blow your mind.
Chipotle: Build Your Own Nachos
Chipotle doesn’t really have an extensive secret menu, but they do have nachos on it, and that’s good enough for us. This option allows you to build your very own plate of nachos with whatever ingredients you choose to put on them.
Dairy Queen: Coffee Blizzard
If you can’t get to a Starbucks, maybe you can get to a Dairy Queen. That’s right, Dairy Queen comes with a secret menu that is often overlooked but really shouldn’t be ignored. Sure, their regular items are amazing, but could you resist the Coffee Blizzard?
Starbucks: Butterbeer Frappuccino
Harry Potter fans rejoice! You can now try the popular Butterbeer at Starbucks. If you read the books, you know that Butterbeer sounds like a rich, delicious, butterscotch-like concoction that simply must be tried. According to Harry, it just melts all your worries away.
Burger King: Veggie Whopper
This one’s for the veggie heads who struggle to find suitable alternatives in Burger King and similar fast food chains. You can actually get a Veggie Whopper off the restaurant’s secret menu. It’s not officially listed, but Burger King will provide you with a veggie patty instead of the regular beef.
This one is by far one of the most suggestive food names you can find on a fast food chain’s menu, which is probably why you can only find it on McDonald’s secret menu. A true monster, this sandwich isn’t for those who can’t handle their meat.
In-N-Out: Animal Style Fries
Animal Style Fries are definitely a popular In-N-Out item, but they are only available on the restaurant’s secret menu. After all, what’s better than the standard In-N-Out fries? Those same fries topped with cheese and so much more!
Subway: Pizza Sub
If you thought standard Subway was customizable enough, imagine your joy at discovering you can take it even further. The restaurant already provides so many toppings, but it’s always fun to discover brand new items you never knew even existed. Let us introduce you to the Subway Pizza Sub.
Jack in the Box: Bacon Bacon Cheeseburger
You can never go wrong with a ton of bacon, and Jack in the Box allows you to shamelessly order a bacon-stuffed burger off the secret menu. Seriously, if you’re a bacon lover, this beauty will make your heart sing and do backflips. You won’t be able to believe it’s real.
Taco Bell: Cheesarito
In the mood for some Mexican food but tired of the same old Taco Bell items? This secret menu item is just one of many options you could order at Taco Bell. You had us at cheese, to be completely honest.
Dairy Queen: Frozen Hot Chocolate
Wait, what? How does frozen hot chocolate make sense? Shouldn’t it be either one or the other? Well, according to Dairy Queen, you can have the best of both worlds, and it’s just as good as you think it sounds.
McDonald's: Monster Mac
Circling back to McDonald’s, as we said before, it’s very easy to fall into the routine of ordering your same favorite McDonald’s items. If you’re tired of eating that good old Big Mac, swap it out with the Monster Mac.
KFC: Build a Bowl
The KFC Bowl is a true classic item that is a popular favorite, but not a lot of people know you can actually fully customize it, thanks to the secret menu. The restaurant allows you to put whatever you want on it as long as they have it a KFC, of course.
Shake Shack: Beer Float
We’re not yet done with Shake Shack’s secret menu. As you know, you can’t get a drink with liquor at Shake Shack — unless you know this menu secret. You can actually add beer to the non-alcoholic drinks, including shakes and floats.
Chick-fil-A: Blueberry Cheesecake Milkshake
You had us at cheesecake, Chick-fil-A. If you need some extra sweetness and a pick-me-up in your life, this secret menu item is the way to go. Chick-fil-A has plenty of popular food items on the menu, but can they compare to the unique combinations of the items off the menu?
Starbucks: Cinnamon & Banana Oatmeal
Let's end this list with two healthy secret menu options you can get at Starbucks. You probably already know you can normally get two types of oatmeal at Starbucks, but did you also know you can customize it yourself?
Starbucks: Espresso-Banana Protein Smoothie
Need to top up your energy after a stressful day? Don’t worry, Starbucks has your back. When you’re feeling low after you’ve just finished a workout, there’s nothing better than heading to Starbucks. If this is your regular post-workout routine, turn it around by ordering something off the secret menu: the Espresso-Banana Protein Smoothie.