McDonald's has such a diverse menu, from fish to burgers to salads and more, that you're bound to find something you like. What if I told you that you could even hack the menu to further customize your order to your liking, or better yet your wallet's liking? Here is a list of the best McDonald's menu hacks and how exactly to order them.
Want to get a cheaper Big Mac? Order a McDouble without ketchup and mustard, and instead ask to add lettuce and Big Mac sauce. Voila, you've got yourself a complete Big Mac (minus the middle bun) for less than $2.
You can get a burger hot off the grill or freshly made fries by simplying ordering your meal without a single key ingredient. For example, by simply ordering your burger without one of these ingredients: ketchup, onions, or pickles, the slight deviation from the standard menu requires the workers to fry up a new patty instead of giving you an already made sandwich waiting under the heat lamp. Same goes for fries. Ordering your fries without salt means the workers must fry you up a fresh batch.
If you're looking to save some money on your breakfast, try ordering a Sausage McMuffin with a round egg on the side, instead of ordering the Sausage Egg McMuffin. Both contain the same ingredients, but the first option will cost you less money.
Not a fan of the sesame seed bun? The Filet-O-Fish is the only sandwich on the McDonald's menu that uses a steamed bun. Yet, you don't have to order the Filet-O-Fish to get this bun. Simply ask to subsitute in the steamed bun on any sandwich.
If you're looking to eat a little healthier on your next McDonald's outting, a salad isn't a terrible way to go. You can even save some money, while you're saving some calories, when you follow this great hack. Instead of ordering a premium salad, simply order a side salad with an Artisan Grilled Chicken Breast, or another meat of your choice. You're essentially gettting the same salad, minus a few ingredients, for cheaper!
McDonald's uses 4 different types of eggs in their breakfast line-up. There's the folded egg made from a yellow powder mix, the scramble eggs found in the breakfast burrito and Big Breakfast, and the irregularly shaped egg whites from the Egg White Delight. But, the real winner is the round egg made for the Egg McMuffin. This fourth egg type is your classic, real egg cracked from a shell and cooked on a flattop. Even better, you can substitute the round egg on any breakfast sandwich or meal.
Get free food and discounts when you order and pay using the McDonald's app [available for iOS or Android]. Some discounts and offers include free medium fries with any purchase, $1 sandwich with any purchase, and buy 1 Filet-O-Fish, and get 1 free.
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