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Fast-Food Employees Are Sharing The Best Things On Their Menus That No One Ever Orders

I need all of these immediately.

We all have our go-to fast-food order. But no one knows fast food better β€” the tricks, secret menu hacks, and most underrated items β€” than the people who work there. πŸ”

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So Reddit user u/Dewaska asked, "Fast-food employees, what is the best thing on your restaurant's menu that no one ever orders?" Here are some of the responses!



1. Popeyes: Apple Pie

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"It's old-school, deep-fried like the McDonald's ones USED to be 20 years ago. Delicious." β€”u/SKSmokes

2. Subway: Tuna Sub With Bacon / Via Flickr: jeepersmedia

"When I worked at Subway, I used to put bacon on my tuna subs. It was amazing! No one ever ordered it that way though." β€”u/jAckMonty



3. Wendy's: A Side of Melted Cheese

Wendy's via Facebook / Via Facebook: wendys

"I have never, ever come across a person (outside of my family) who knows you can order a cup of melted cheese at both Wendy's and Arbys to dip your fries, nuggets, etc..." β€”u/FFandMMfan

4. In-N-Out Burger: Chopped Chilis

@tastes_of_sandiego / Via

"Basically the entire In-N-Out Secret Menu. Every time I mention whole grilled onions, chopped chilis, extra-crispy (aka well-done) fries, or a Neapolitan shake, people look at me amazed." β€”u/Coph



5. Taco Bell: Bean Burrito or MexiMelt

Taco Bell

"Used to work at a Taco Bell long ago. I found some amazing stuff. Here's a short guide to leveling up your Taco Bell experience: Bean Burrito with extra red sauce. The best value on the menu is a MexiMelt: This is a soft taco, minus lettuce and pico de gallo, cheese melted. Ask to substitute steak for a next-level maneuver." β€”u/Deezl-Vegas

6. Starbucks: Upgraded White Mocha Frappuccino

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"As a three-year Starbucks barista, get a white mocha Frappuccino with java chips and a scoop of vanilla bean. Tastes just like an Oreo." β€”u/mysterymeatmonday



7. Cook Out: Snickers and Mint Milkshake

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"When people come into Cook Out and ask me my favorite milkshake flavor, for some reason they never want to try Snickers and Mint mixed together. β€”u/Dr_Duty_Howser

8. McDonald's: McDouble Hack

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"If you want a Big Mac for a fraction of the cost, order a McDouble with no mustard or ketchup, and add shredded lettuce and mac sauce."




9. Five Guys: Loaded Grilled Cheese

Five Guys via Facebook / Via Facebook: fiveguys

"Just fill it with all your favorite toppings. It's really good, pretty cheap, and filling." β€”u/MonkeysDontEvolve

"I used to work at Five Guys and you can get a grilled cheese with anything on it. When I worked there, I would get a grilled cheese with extra cheese, bacon, grilled tomato, and BBQ sauce on the side. It's awesome." β€”u/RainbowZebraGum

10. Taco Bell: Grilled Steak Soft Taco "Fresco-Style."

Taco Bell via Facebook / Via Facebook: tacobell

"150 calories and actually tastes like a real taco." β€”u/danzor9755



11. McDonald's: Land, Air, and Sea

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"The 'Land, Air, and Sea': Big Mac + McChicken + Filet-O-Fish." β€”u/deleted

12. Chipotle: Margarita

@xtian_style / Via

"I used to work at Chipotle. They definitely have a secret menu. Nobody would ever order a margarita, and they taste pretty damn good!" β€”u/opk189



13. Whataburger: Creamy Pepper Sauce

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"I'm pretty sure it's not actually on the menu and 90% of the time when you ask them what kind of sauces they have, they don't say creamy pepper sauce."


14. Arby's: Roast Beef and Swiss with Onion Tanglers

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"When I worked there, I would take a regular bun, put five ounces of roast beef on it, two slices of Swiss (one on top and one on bottom), all the onion tanglers I could manage, and one pump of red ranch. It was so good." β€”u/deleted



15. Wendy's: Frosty Float / Via

"Basically a root beer float, but you can make any combination of chocolate or vanilla ice cream and basically any soft drink. I recommend strawberry and chocolate ice cream. It's freaking delicious." β€”u/Karnman

16. Taco Bell: Cheesy Gordita Crunch

@lexicowley / Via

"Cheesy gordita crunch, but you can get it with a Dorito shell on the inside. Godly." β€”u/hoppy1028



17. Dairy Queen: Midnight Truffle Blizzard

@kandklovefood / Via

"The Midnight Truffle Blizzard is a chocolaty masterpiece but not many people order it. Also, grilled chicken sandwiches with only barbecue sauce."


18. McDonald's: Chicken and Waffles Breakfast


"Best breakfast ever: the McDonald's chicken and waffles. Order the Southern-style chicken and ask for it on a McGriddles bread instead of a biscuit."




19. Little Caesars: Italian Cheese Bread

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"Used to work at Little Caesars. At least at the one I worked at, nobody ever got the "Italian" cheese bread with garlic cream cheese dipping sauce. So cheesy and buttery." β€”u/Skazius

20. Taco Bell: Enchirito

@tech_odyssey / Via

"Enchirito from Taco Bell, green or red sauce." β€”u/MisterT4



21. Subway: Chicken Pizzaiola

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"It comes with the plain chicken strips, pepperoni, and marinara sauce. It actually may not be on the physical menu at stores but it's on our registers." β€”u/deleted

22. Arby's: Jamocha Shake / Via

"Jamocha shakes from Arby's. Soooooo tasty." β€”u/smegmatician



23. Starbucks: Captain Crunch

@girlyvsco15 / Via

"At Starbucks, there's a drink you can order called the Captain Crunch. It's on the secret menu but if you ask most employees, they have no clue what it is. Just ask for a strawberries and creme Frappe with a pump of toffee, a pump of hazelnut, and two scoops of chocolate chips. Best thing ever PERIOD." β€”u/onealphadog

24. White Castle: Chicken Bacon Ranch

White Castle via Facebook / Via Facebook: WhiteCastle

"I work at White Castle and although we have the ingredients to make them, chicken-bacon-ranch sandwiches aren't technically on our menu. That's what I make myself when I have to eat at work." β€”u/Treyu2112



25. McDonald's: Neopolitan Shake

u/withholdingwisdom via Reddit / Via

"Neapolitan milkshake with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream."


26. Whataburger: Apple Pie Γ  la Mode

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"Whataburger can prepare the apple pie. Γ€ la mode. That means they just put the apple pie in a small milkshake. The milkshake gets melted so it's easier to eat and the apple pie cools. It's glorious." β€”u/jinklmun

27. Starbucks: An Undertow

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"Pour a shot of espresso over a spoon into a cup, add one pump vanilla syrup and one pump of caramel, then add a dab of cream." β€”u/swacht

Note: Some answers have been edited for length or clarity.



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