40 Fast-Food Ordering Secrets You Need To Know To Make Your Meal Better
When you are craving burgers and fries, there is nothing else that can satisfy your taste buds. Fast Food joints have been quite a boon for our society since we are able to get what we want within a matter of a few minutes. This has enabled quite a change in the way that we consume food. However, what if we told you that there are some simple hacks that you can employ in your daily life that will make sure that your fast food gets an upgrade? These are some well-kept secrets that are not known to everyone simply because the fast-food joints do not want you to know about them.
Freshest Patty At Burger King
Did you know that there was a simple way in which you could get the freshest patty when you are at Burger King? All you have to do is ask or an “off the broiler” patty at Burger King and you will get a freshly cooked burger rather than one that has been sitting in a warming drawer for a few hours.
McDonald’s Nuggets In Quantities Of Four
Instead of ordering in large numbers, order them in quantities of four. This is the cheapest because it is on their value menu, and you get more dipping sauces this way. It is a win-win for you because no one likes having too many nuggets and not enough dipping sauces.
Free Krispy Kreme Donuts
Before you go to Krispy Kreme, quickly fill out the customer service survey, and take a picture of the code at the end. The code will get you one free donut, so you could get one every time you go. Free things always taste better, so imagine how good a free donut would taste.
Save Money On A Starbucks Latte
A grande latte at Starbucks is normally $3.65; however, this simple ordering hack will cut costs. Instead, order a double shot of espresso over ice and then fill it with the milk at the sugar station. This saves you almost $2!
Maximize Your Chipotle Order
Instead of ordering a regular burrito, get a burrito bowl with two tortillas on the side. This way, you can get two kinds of rice, two types of meat, veggies, and corn. However, when you break down their burritos, it doesn’t seem like you are getting much for your money.
Right Way To Order Taco Bell Nachos
Instead of ordering chips with cheese, ask for the triple-layer nachos without beans or sauce. This way, you will get more chips with cheese already poured on them for less money.
The Freshest Meal
No one likes eating cold food that has been sitting out for hours. However, people also don’t like waiting in long lines. If you go to any fast-food place during a rush, you are more likely to get a fresh, hot meal. Instead of going at 3 PM, you will get a better quality meal at noon. Patience is always rewarded.
Substitute Fudge For Chocolate Syrup In A McDonald’s Frappe
If you are craving a chocolate milkshake, there is a better way to order it. Instead of getting the regular chocolate syrup in the frappe, ask to substitute it with fudge. This will make your drink more chocolatey and delicious.
On a hot summer day, Jamba Juice is the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. However, there are just so many options and there is also an option to customize your drink. You can substitute anything in any of their menu items, so the possibilities are endless. The employees have to abide by the substitution requests and shouldn’t be opposed to whatever changes you want in your drink.
Add Rice To Any Chipotle Meal For Free
Free things are always appreciated, especially with food. Fast food restaurants have plenty of free add-ons that they don’t tell you about because they don’t want to waste money. Did you know that you can get free rice with any Chipotle order? We didn’t know you could get extra food without paying!
The Starbucks Sleeve
If you didn’t know, those little plastic sticks by the pick-up counter at Starbucks are not for decoration; they are to keep your drink from spilling. Instead of losing the stick, which you probably still need, tuck it into the sleeve so you can keep using it in between sips.
At McDonald’s Ask For The Bun Used On Filet-O-Fish
The steamed bun of the Filet-o-Fish is the best one they offer. The bun is softer, fluffier, and not tough like the other ones. If you thought your McChicken or Big Mac couldn’t get any better, think again. This will make your meal ten times better without costing you anything extra.
The Jack-In-The-Box Value Menu
Instead of ordering the ultimate bacon cheeseburger, get two jr. bacon cheeseburgers off the value menu because it is the less expensive version of the ultimate burger. It tastes pretty much the same, but your wallet won’t be as empty after.
McDonald’s Free Stickers
Although this is no longer a promotion in the US, other McDonald’s worldwide still do the Monopoly promotion. If you do live somewhere that runs the promotion, ask for large ice water because you will get the stickers without paying for a drink.
The Lid Of The Fries To Hold Ketchup
When you go to Mcdonald’s and order fries, they come in a container with a flip lip. You can use the lid as a ketchup holder, so you have a dip for the delicious fries. Just make sure to bend the edge up, so the ketchup doesn’t spill everywhere.
Order A Double Cheeseburger At McDonald’s
Instead of ordering a Big Mac, go with the double cheeseburger (McDouble). Then, replace the ketchup and mustard with pickles, extra lettuce, and special sauce. Your craving will be satisfied, and you will have an extra couple of dollars in your wallet.
Starbucks Will Give You More Coffee When You Ask For Light Ice
Instead of getting a cup full of ice with half the amount of coffee, use this trick to maximize your order. Ask for light ice because they will use more coffee. You will get much more for the price you are paying.
Get More Meat And Less Cheese On A Subway Cheesesteak
The next time you go to Subway for a cheesesteak, ask for a double steak and cheese instead because you get much more meat, and the cheese doesn’t overpower the whole thing.
Ask For “Old Cut Style” At Subway
The next time you order a Subway sandwich, ask them for an “old cut style” sub. Instead of cutting it straight down the middle, they will slice it in a deep “V” to keep the toppings from falling out of the sides.
McDonald’s Has A Secret Apple Pie McFlurry
One of McDonald’s secret menu items is the apple pie McFlurry. They basically blend a whole slice of their apple pie into a McFlurry, and it is fantastic. It is rightfully the most famous secret menu item.
Ask For A Round Egg On Your McDonald’s Sandwich
When you order an Egg McMuffin, ask for a round egg instead of the folded egg. They cook the round eggs in an egg ring with each order, so you know it is super fresh. The folded egg is probably something from the freezer.
Fresh Patty At Burger King
Every time you customize your burger order at Burger King, they get a fresh patty off the grill instead of one that has been in a warmer drawer. You will be able to taste the difference when you try this hack.
Avoid Philly Steak Pizza At Domino’s
The next time you place a Domino’s order, avoid the Philly steak and American cheese because they aren’t fresh. Employees have said that the steak and American cheese are only used for sandwiches and one specialty pizza, so they often sit out for a long time. This makes them less fresh than other options.
Get More Meat At Arby’s
Instead of ordering a regular roast beef sandwich, ask for two junior roast beef sandwiches. You will get double to roast beef without spending more money.
Chick-Fil-A Grilled Chicken Isn’t Gluten-Free
Although Chick-fil-a does have grilled options, they aren’t necessarily gluten-free. They use the same prep stations for both the grilled and breaded chicken, so there is a lot of cross-contamination in case you are allergic.
Every Fast-Food Chain Has A Secret Menu
There are some items that have become so popular that they are no longer a secret. For example, In N’ Out animal fries are technically a secret menu item, but most chains know how to make them. If you order something really out of the box, the employee might refuse.
Equal Portions Of Steak And Chicken At Chipotle Without Paying Extra
Instead of asking for steak and chicken, remember to say you want equal parts of the proteins. This ensures that you will get more meat for the exact same price. Try this with our burrito money-saving trick, and your Chipotle order will be top-notch.
Ask For A Smaller Drink In A Larger Cup At Starbucks
When you order your drink, ask them to put it in a larger cup. You will only pay for the size you wanted, but you will have some room to prevent spills. Unless you order a Trenta, this trick will work.
Ask For Your Food To Be Grilled Twice At Taco Bell
When you place your Taco Bell order next time, ask them to grill your food twice. This trick will ensure you get the crunchiest bite and make the food taste so much better.
Carry Your Subway Sandwich Like This
There is nothing more annoying than getting your Subway sandwich home and finding that one side is drenched in the sauce while the other half is lacking. The Subway bags are made so that it is standing up when you hold your sandwich, but that is wrong. Instead, use this person’s trick and make a handle on the side of the bag.
Ask For Fries Without Salt
When you order the fries unsalted, they’ll have to make a fresh batch, and fresh fries are so much better than the ones that have been sitting out for hours. You can also control the salt level because McDonald’s fries are just a tad too salty.
Order A Large Domino’s Pizza With Toppings Instead Of The Hawaiian Pizza
If you want to save yourself a few dollars when you order Domino’s, get a large three-topping pizza with pineapple, ham, and bacon instead of ordering the “Honolulu Hawaiian Pizza.” You can even add the parmesan and roasted red peppers as extra toppings.
Ask For A Cup Of Ice Water At Starbucks
Instead of paying for bottled water, ask for a venti ice water. Starbucks tap water is tripled-filter, so it is just the same, if not better, quality as the bottled water you would have to pay for.
Avoid The Steak N Shake Chili
A former employee said to skip the chili because they never cycle the grease. We guess it’s better to stick with the most popular items and get chili and BLTs elsewhere.
Wendy’s Chili Is Cooked With Special Meat
Wendy’s chili is surprisingly popular, especially in the winter, because it is hearty, warm, and delicious. One thing they don’t tell you is that it is made with meat from overcooked burgers throughout the week. The meat could be up to a week old if they don’t sell that much.
Skip Panera Soup, Get A Sandwich
Although Panera soups are some of its most popular menu items, a former employee revealed that they are not so fresh. The soup comes in frozen bags, and it has to be heated up. When it is transferred to the soup line, they use containers that don’t get cleaned very often.
Little Caesars’ Bread Sticks Are A Hard Pass
While you are getting a great deal on a pizza combo, you might want to skip their popular breadsticks. According to one employee, they use old butter to coat the breadsticks, and they have seen people pick them up off the floor and add them to the order during busy times.
Stick With Baked Goods At Tim Hortons
Although the baked goods and coffee are good, you should probably avoid their other food options because one person said the soup is not fresh. They come frozen like most places, but a former employee said they found maggots in them.
Fresh Deli Meats Are The Way To Go At Jersey Mike’s
Former employees said the chicken parm is the only thing they wouldn’t eat at Jersey Mike’s because the chicken patty is microwaved, and it turns to mush within a few minutes. They also said the meatball sub is just as questionable, so stick with the deli meat.
Orange Chicken At Panda Express Has A Hidden Secret
Although it is one of their best selling items, the employees shared a secret that might turn you away from it. Apparently, when business is slow, and the chicken starts to dry up, employees will pour uncooked sauce on the chicken to keep it moist. This might not bother some people, but it is a bit suspicious that they have to hide it.