Foodology

Secret Menu’s of Fast Food Chains

Diana Chan March 16, 2011 Food for Thought

My friend sent me an article about Fast Food Chains in the States having secret menus. You can order some very bizzare items… or even some old favorites that have been discontinued.

Coupon Sherpa of www.Couponsherpa.com wrote an article called ‘24 Secret Restaurant Menus Revealed‘, he lists 24 different fast food restaurants and the different items you can order. Looking at this list, more than half the list does not apply to Canada at all. But, it’s still pretty cool to see some of the weirdest sandwiches ever made. Perhaps I’ll take a trip to the states and go nuts by ordering the most obscure items. I can’t confirm if all of these items are available, but I am pretty sure you can order the specific ingredients to put that sandwich together. Do It Yourself type of thing.

I have been guilty of ordering a few of these items on the menus such as the McGangBang (McDonalds) and London Fog (Starbucks). I actually don’t go up to the counter to specifically order a McGangBang. If I did, I would get some pretty weird looks. They might even think I would want to rob the place. It’s pretty weird how he mentions Starbucks’s london fog since they did introduce it a while ago to their menu.  If you want a cheaper version of the London Fog, order an Earl Grey misto with 2 pumps of vanilla syrup.

If you have ordered these items that aren’t on their regular menu, let us know what your experience was.

Below is a condensed list of secret menus available in Vancouver.

Arbys

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich – This spin on the cordon bleu is a chicken breast with a piece of ham on top of it with melted Swiss cheese.
  • Wet Fries – Hot fries smothered in cheese sauce.
  • French Dip – This is a classic Arby’s menu item that is off most menu’s but can still be ordered.

Burger King

  • Mustard Whopper – This is a normal Whopper with one difference, mustard is spread onto the sandwich instead of mayo.
  • Veggie Whopper – A great alternative for vegetarians who love the flavor of Burger King, the beef is substituted for with a veggie patty.
  • BLT – A bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich that comes in either a small or medium size.
  • Ham and Cheese – A classic sandwich option that you can have served either hot or cold.
  • Frings – An order of frings will split your French fry order with onion rings.
  • Suicide Burger – This is a large burger including four meat patties, four slices of cheese, bacon and special sauce.
  • Rodeo Burger – A burger assembled with onion rings and bbq sauce on it.
  • BK Club – This sandwich is the Original chicken sandwich with bacon, tomato, and cheese.

Dairy Queen

  • Chocolate Chip Blizzard – This blizzard sounds like your basic chocolate chip ice cream, but its not. It is made with quick to harden chocolate usually used on the dipping cones.
  • Banana Split Blizzard – All your basic banana split flavors blended together into a blizzard.
  • Jack and Jill Sundae – A classic sundae with marshmallow and hot fudge.
  • Lavender Blue Sundae – This is a blueberry sundae with marshmallow.
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate – In some places this is still on the menu seasonally, but basically it is hot chocolate blended with ice to give it a frozen crunch.
  • Peanut Buster Parfait – This is a multi level sundae combining fudge, vanilla soft serve, and peanuts.

Fat Burger

  • Hypocrite – A veggie burger topped with bacon.

KFC/A&W

  • Poutine – This is a Canadian favorite that includes French fries, fried cheese curds, and gravy layered together.

McDonalds

  • Biscuits and Gravy – This one may only be available in the South – but it’s the classic combination of gravy smothering hot biscuits.
  • McKinley Mac – A big Mac with quarter pounder patties.
  • Grilled Cheese – A bun grilled with American cheese inside.
  • Big Mac with Quarter Pounder Patties – This is great if you are looking to decrease the cost and calories of the classic Big Mac Sandwich. You get the entire flavor with less meat.
  • All American – This is a normal sized hamburger with only pickles and ketchup.
  • Big McChicken – This is a huge sandwich in which the chicken patties replace the bun.
  • Fries with Big Mac Sauce – Fries smothered in the secret and special big Mac Sauce.
  • Chicken and Waffles – This is a McGriddle sandwich with chicken in the middle.
  • Neopolitan Milk Shake – 1/3 vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice creams blended together into one shake.
  • McLeprichon – This shake is only available in March and is composed of the shamrock shake mixed with the chocolate shake making a mint chocolate shake.
  • Pie McFlurry – If you purchase a pie you can have it blended into your McFlurry.
  • McGangBang – This is a double cheeseburger with a chicken patty in between the two beef patties.
  • Land, Sea, and Air Burger – The Land, Sea, and Air burger, has a beef patty, chicken patty, and fillet-o-fish patty all piled high onto a bun.
  • Root Beer Float – You can pick any size of root beer and they will add the vanilla ice cream on top.
  • Coke Float – Any size of coke with ice cream. You can even get it with chocolate ice cream.
  • Monster Mac – A big Mac composed of 8 meat patties.
  • 2 Cheese Burger Meal Mac – Two cheese burgers, fries and a drink.

Starbucks – With the large variety of different Starbucks franchises it is important to know what’s in any hidden menu drink you order. Many should know these options however, since they are not all the same just remember the ingredients in case they do not know and they will be happy to make the drink for you.

  • Biscotti Frapuccino – This is a typical frapuccino but it has a biscotti blended inside. You will have to purchase the biscotti separate when you are checking out, but you can have it in any flavor frap.
  • Short Drink – This is a less expensive version of any Starbucks drink. It is smaller than a tall with a lower price.
  • Red Eye – This is a shot of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Black Eye – This drink has 2 shots of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Green Eye – This drink includes 3 shots of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Poor Mans Latte – We recommend you do not tell your Barista you are planning on creating this drink when you order. Order an iced Americano with no water and half ice, then use the free milk on the side to mix it up to your standards.
  • Poor Mans Chai Latte – Same recommendation as above applies here. Order a Chai Tea Misto with extra foam, two tea bags, and half cinnamon and half vanilla syrup.
  • French Pressed Coffee – If you want coffee served fresh from a French press you may have it with any variety in the shop.
  • Chocolate Cream Frapuccino – This is a frapuccino made with chocolate syrup and chocolate frapuccino base.
  • Cake Batter Frap – Order a vanilla frappucino and ask for both the vanilla bean and almond flavorings. It will taste just like cake batter.
  • Crunchberry Frap – Flavored like the crunchberry cereal, this is a strawberrys and cream frappucino with hazelnut flavoring.
  • Strawberry Blended Lemonade – Although this had been taken off the menu, most locations will still blend the strawberry flavoring with lemonade for you.
  • London Fog – This is made with vanilla flavoring in Earl Gray Tea.
  • Zebra Mocha (also called a Tuxedo or Penguin Mocha) – This is a mix of the white chocolate and regular chocolate mochas.
  • Red Tux Mocha (also called Bleeding Penguin) – The same mix of white chocolate and regular chocolate mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Subway

  • Pizza Sub – This sub was taken of the menu in most locations when Subway began marketing itself as healthy alternative to fast food. However, upon request you can get the Pizza Sub which combines cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni.

Taco Bell

  • Cheesy Gordita Crunch – This is a seasonal favorite for many, however it can be ordered year round.
  • Green Sauce – Although this sauce is still available in most South West locations, if you request it at your local restaurant usually they will have it on hand.
  • Double Grilled Quesadilla – An extra crispy quesadilla.
  • Chili Cheese Burrito – A burrito filled with chili and cheese instead of the usual mixes.
  • Enchirito – This is a enchilada of beef, beans, cheese, diced onions, and red sauce.

Wendy’s

  • Grand Slam – This burger has a total of four meat patties.
  • Big Bacon Classic – This is your classic burger with bacon.
  • Value Crispy Chicken Club – A reduced price Crispy Chicken sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
  • Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe – This value sized burger includes lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and ketchup.
  • Barnyard – A spicy chicken sandwich with ham, bacon and beef separated by cheese.

 

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • Ben

    This is an awesome list. Yeah, it will be fun to read of posts on these secret menu items. Hope you do write about it someday. Ben

  • when I was younger my friends mother took us to dairy queen, as an old old employee we both got the jack and jill sundae… too sweet for me!

  • DesignGirl

    @Ben : I love reviewing fast food, probably my favorite things to write about.

    @Peter: All the items on the list look so unhealthy

  • I used to order the Mcgangbangs on pretty much a regular basis & the ice cream with the s’more pies were delicious!

  • Have the secret menu items you listed ALL confirmed in the Vancouver area? I wish to try some of the Mcdonalds items, but do not wish to be embarrassed when go to the drive-thru and ask for it.

    • DesignGirl

      No, they are not all confirmed in Vancouver. (I would totally get fat if I tried them all). All of the starbucks items should be no problem since they do customization all the time.

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