The McDonald’s secret menu has generated buzz lately, with popular frankenfoods like the McGangBang, Monster Mac and McKinley Mac leading the headlines. But the full undisclosed menu featuring creative combo creations goes far beyond those signature items.
What else is lurking on Mickey D’s secret menu for adventurous eaters? As veterans know, options expand or contract based on breakfast hours and other operational factors. Late night and weekends tend to unlock additional off-menu flexibility.
The list below spotlights some under-the-radar McDonald’s offerings that true secret menu devotees order regularly. So next time you roll up to the Golden Arches, consider trying an ingenious creation concocted by one clever customer or another. Because you never know which crazily named concoction might satisfy a craving you never knew you had.
What is on the McDonald’s Secret Menu?
Cost: $6.99 (With Big Mac), $4.00 (With McDouble)
This secret item packs a twist on KFC’s infamous Double Down by stuffing a Big Mac or McDouble between McChicken patties for a meaty mashup.
Fans suggest going bold with the pricier Big Mac version to fully maximize this off-menu creation. But the budget McDouble makes for a decent littler option too.
Either way, the fusion of McDonald’s most craveworthy burgers and tender chicken sandwiches results in a beefy, crispy, saucy concoction not found on any menu board.
Adventurous eaters looking to sample some imaginative combo creativity will find the Big McChicken scratches a certain picnic table style itch, melding flavors and textures with abandon like only the secret menu allows.
The 2 Cheeseburger Meal
This former menu item makes for an affordable filling meal, packing 2 classic cheeseburgers, fries and a drink. It’s a simple way to upsize your order when basic cheeseburgers just won’t cut it. While not flashy, the extra burger for minimal cost appeals to bigger appetites. Consider adding it to your order for an easy way to maximize satisfaction.
The Chicken McGriddle
This under-the-radar item has a strong Southern following but limited nationwide availability. It combines warm, soft McDonald’s breakfast biscuits with savory sausage gravy for just $1.99 – essentially a portable down-home breakfast platter. Fans suggest seeking it out when traveling below the Mason-Dixon for a sweet, salty, super cheap biscuit and gravy experience from an unlikely source.
Big Mac Sauce Fries
Rather than standard ketchup, try upgrading your fries with Big Mac special sauce for free. This twist on animal-style fries allows McDonald’s signature “Mac” flavor to permeate each crispy, salty bite. It’s an easy ask to sauce-ify your side into something truly sensational.
The Land, Sea and Air Burger
Cost: $8.49 (Big Mac version), $5.49 (McDouble version)
This epic creation combines beef, fish and chicken in one towering tribute to carnivorous excess. While the scaled-down McDouble take lacks Big Mac accouterments, even it pushes jaw capacity with 3 stacked meats. Brace for stares when tackling this off-menu beast.
Potential side effects include:
- Food coma for the rest of the day
- Lingering meat sweats
Approach with caution – it’s a battle worthy of only the most ravenous.
The brief 10:30-11 am breakfast-lunch menu crossover allows adventurous early birds to craft the Egg McMuffin-McDouble mashup dubbed the Mc10:35. Simply order both items separately then construct your own McMuffin with beef patties for an unbeatable brunch hack. This limited-time “do-it-yourself” creation delivers a double protein punch.
This shockingly named combo doesn’t skimp on taste. It combines a McChicken and McDouble, lodging the chicken inside the burger for the ultimate hot mess of meat, cheese, and sauce. Mimic Big Mac flavor with Mac sauce-dipped fries. At just $2, it beats the Big Mac on size, price, and sheer spectacle.
The McKinley Mac
The McKinley Mac builds on the Big Mac formula with over 1/3 pound of beef – 2 quarter-pound patties instead of 1.6 oz. It keeps the signature Mac taste of toppings between 3 buns but massively ups the meat factor to challenge even the heartiest appetites. Simply ask for a Big Mac made with quarter-pound patties to try this loaded variant and get more burgers for your buck.
The Monster Mac
Brave the burger behemoth known as the Monster Mac – a Big Mac turned epic with double the patties…triple the patties…no, a full 8 patties total crammed between the buns. While a niche item for only the most ravenous, it puts the “monster” in monstrously meaty. Just ask for a Big Mac with 8 patties to confront the battle. Conquering it brings bragging rights…and maybe some indigestion.
The McLeprechaun Shake
Cost: Small $1.99, Medium $2.49, Large $2.89
This March-only shake blends Shamrock minty flavor with chocolate for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day treat. Fans of mint chocolate chip ice cream will love the blend of rich chocolate with cooling mint in shake form. Partake while it lasts!
Cost: Small $1.99, Medium $2.49, Large $2.89
Ask for a twist on the classic triple threat by blending chocolate, strawberry and vanilla shakes into one cup. The striated “neapolitan style” effect lets you taste each flavor in one refreshingly retro dessert.
The Pie McFlurry
Cost: Snack $2.69, Regular $3.39
For the ultimate McFlurry mashup, ask for a fruit or cream pie blended into the soft serve. The sweet, fruity or creamy pie fills the crisp cold ice cream with a delicious dose of warmth. Fans swear this hot-cold dessert adventure tops other McFlurry offerings.
Tips from McDonald’s Fans
McDonald’s breakfast sandwich fans recommend trying a simple substitution to upgrade egg sandwiches from regular folded eggs. Simply ask for a round fried egg instead – it swaps the flattened folded egg for a fluffier, round fried egg at no extra cost.
This hack elevates your Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage McMuffin or other go-to sandwich into a more premium, diner-style item by pairing the meat with a fresh fried egg. As shared by regulars, it’s a quick tweak that McDonald’s cooks can easily accommodate at most locations during breakfast hours.