Fast Food Hacks That Will Make Your Mouth Water
Fast food is crucial to almost all of us, because, 1) you live a busy life, and, 2) you also need your food (obviously). Sometimes you absolutely just cannot bother to cook food for yourself. Or sometimes you want food at three in the morning, and there’s nowhere open except the fast food joint right next to your house. So, maybe, just maybe, you shouldn’t be ordering food at three in the morning, but hey, this is America, and this is your body, so you get to choose what to put into it. You do you. If you’re gonna do it anyway, you may as well do it right.
We know that fast food isn’t good for us. But sometimes, it’s the only option or maybe it’s your cheat day and you want something greasy and delicious. Cheat day is treat yourself day, after all, right?
So if you’re going to get fast food, do it bigger and better than ever. There are all sorts of hidden secrets to enhance your quick dining experience. Don’t believe that? Read on to learn all of the hidden gems you’ll wish you knew sooner.
But because we know you’re going to choose to put fast food into your body (don’t worry, we won’t judge), here’s a bunch of tips and trips to make your experience all the more enjoyable. So while your mouth may say, Thank you!” for these, your waistline may be saying, “Go rot in hell.”
This first one is a nifty one. I usually end up putting the ketchup on a napkin or in the burger carton. But at McDonalds you can flip the back of the fries container and turn it into a nice little dipping station.
Poor Man's Big Mac
Did you know you can get a Big Mac without having to pay Big Mac prices for it? Yes, dreams really do come true. If you want to get a Big Mac for only $1.39, listen up cause here’s what you got to do:
A former employee revealed that if you get a McDouble, and replace the ketchup and mustard with lettuce and Big Mac sauce, you essentially get a Big Mac. The only thing is that you won’t get sesame seeds on the bun. Which I am sure most of us are okay with.
Keep Your Sandwich Even
Take a look at that picture. Don’t worry, the rest of this paragraph will still be here once you are done admiring the absolsimple genius of it. Okay. Are you back? Great. Let us explain.
To prevent your Subway sandwich from accumulating too much sauce at one end, turn the bag horizontally. You need to tie off the top of the bag, and then make a hole in the side. This way your sandwich will be evenly distributed.
Get A Real Egg
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so treat it as such. That’s not opinion, it’s fact. Google it. If you want your breakfast sandwich to be made with a real egg at McDonalds, and not some mystery substitute, you need to do this.
Ask that your sandwich be made with a “round” egg instead of a folded egg. The round egg is made right there in front of you in an egg ring. You may never know when the scrambled egg was made.
Get More Meat
If you are a major carnivore, you might want to try this awesome Chipotle hack. If you ask for two kinds of meat, you’re likely to end up getting even more meat altogether. Some say about an entire half portion more.
I guess it depends on how nice the person serving you is feeling. Also, you can ask for one meat, then after they serve you, ask for double meat, so they have to give you the same amount in the second portion.
If you are on a Canadian food kick, try this off of KFC’s secret menu (which we guess is no longer secret after this). You just have to order fries topped with gravy and hot cheese. And voila! KFC poutine.
Isn’t it amazing how just a few simple steps can completely change the complexion and enjoyment level of a meal. Like I said, if you’re going to treat yourself to fast food, you might as well make it the best experience it can possibly be.
Get A Cheaper Steak And Cheese
You can get a Philly Cheesesteak at Subway, but you can essentially get the same thing for about $1.50 less. And honestly, the main attraction of fast food isn’t how fast it is, it’s how cheap it is. So if you can get more and better food for less, you’d be a fool not to take advantage.
Instead of ordering the Philly, order a Double Steak and Cheese. The sandwich has more meat, and it’s cheaper.
Speaking of saving money on fast food, this one will save you enough for a whole entire extra meal. If you like Hawaiian pizza (yes, it’s been a huge internet debate for years, but bear with us), you can save a whopping $10 with this hack at Dominos.
Instead of ordering the large Honolulu Hawaiian, you can order a large three-topping pizza with ham, pineapple and bacon. The Honolulu Hawaiian also has asiago parmesan and red peppers. You can add those to your three-topping pizza and still save $7.
Apple Pie McFlurry
This yummy creation is off McDonald’s Secret Menu (again – secret no more). You just need to ask for the Apple Pie McFlurry. If they have pie that day (I find that they don’t very often), they will mix it into your ice-cream. Nom. Nom. Nom.
There’s a whole bevy of secret items on most fast food restaurant menus. Don’t be shy to ask the cashiers. They love when people change up their routine, and sometimes they have creations all their own!
Customize For Freshness
To get the freshest burger possible at Burger King, ask for your very own custom-made sandwich. That way the server is much less likely to take a patty from a pre-made sandwich. You can also ask for an “Off the Broiler” or “OTB” patty, to guarantee freshness.
Not every meal from fast food has to be from under a heating lamp or from the microwave. You can get fresh food, fast and for cheap if you’re smart.
Fresh Wendy's Fries
Here’s another little fast food hack to get yourself some fresh, hot grub. If you want to guarantee that your fries are super fresh at Wendy’s (and honestly, why wouldn’t you? You deserve only the best), order them unsalted.
That means the server will have to make a special batch of fries just for you. You can always salt them yourself later. It might take a bit longer, but it’s absolutely worth it. Trust me.
Arbys Has The Meats
If you want more bang for your buck at Arby’s, then order two Junior Roast Beef Sandwiches instead of the Classic Roast Beef. The junior is essentially the same sandwich, just a little smaller. You also get more food because there are two of them.
A lot of times, restaurants will give you the option of a larger sandwich and charge way more for it. Always compare the prices and ask how much food comes with each.
Okay, I’m sensing you might want a little variety with your side items. It is so hard to decide between French fries and onion rings. Well, you can get both without having to spend the money on two orders. Next time you are at Burger King, order some Frings.
No, this is not a play on Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring. If you can’t decide between fries and onion rings, the Frings are a perfect combination of both of them.
McLand, Sea And Air Burger
So you solved your dilemma about which side to order. But are you having a tough time choosing what sandwich you want? Beef, chicken or fish, which is the best option? Again, you don’t have to settle on just one.
Walk up to any McDonald’s cashier and confidently say, “I’d like a McLand, Sea and Air Burger, please,” and they will treat you with the holy grail of their secret items. Just look at that pic. This sandwich is comprised of a McDouble, a McChicken and a McFish.
Dreams really do come true.