24 Secret Fast Food Menu Items You Need to Try
When you go to a fast food restaurant, there are the typical items you see on the menu, and then there are the hidden things they can make for you with what the restaurant has in their kitchen. Although it’s known as a secret menu, many of these items aren’t exactly a secret anymore. Some of the more well-known spots that have hidden menus include McDonald's, Chipotle and Starbucks.
If you are in a fast food rut or just want to try something different, it might be worth exploring these secret fast-food menu items. Just note that some employees suggest trying these popular orders when the restaurant is not overly crowded.
Meat Mountain from Arby’s
You might know Arby's for their classic roast beef sandwiches and crispy, curly fries. But it also has a secret menu, which includes the aptly named “Meat Mountain.” The “meat mountain” is a sandwich piled high with all the meats Arby's offers, including chicken tenders, brisket and Angus steak. The sandwich also includes a few slices of Swiss cheese and cheddar.
Suicide Burger from Burger King
The threatening name of this burger doesn’t stop people from ordering it. You can also call it the “Quad Stacker.” The flame-grilled burger is stuffed with four beef patties and four slices of cheese.
Blueberry Cheesecake Milkshake from Chik-fil-A
Many folks are impressed with Chik-fil-A’s excellent customer service and iconic chicken sandwiches served on a buttery bun. But their secret menu also has some tasty treats worth trying.
Burritodilla from Chipotle
If you usually order a “quesarito” from Chipotle and want to go for a smaller meal, try opting for the “burritodilla.” For those of you who don’t know, a ”quesarito” is a burrito wrapped in a warm cheesy quesadilla instead of a basic flour tortilla. Many customers know about the “quesarito” as a secret menu item, but fewer customers are aware of the “burritodilla.”
Skittles Smoothie from Jamba Juice
Jamba Juice’s secret menu has multiple smoothies that honor your favorite candies, including pink Starbursts and red gummy bears. But we are here to tell you about one in particular, the Skittles smoothie.
Meat Cube from Wendy’s
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this burger is small. This secret menu item is mighty, appetizing and very unhealthy. Meat Cube fans also call it the "Grand Slam Burger."
Land, Sea and Air Burger from McDonald’s
If you’re hungry for a burger, a chicken sandwich and a fish filet, McDonald’s has got you covered. Its “Land, Sea & Air Burger” is a Big Mac topped with a McChicken and a Filet-O-Fish patty.
Nachos at Chipotle
Sick and tired of your usual burrito order at Chipotle? Why not try an order of Chipotle’s secret nachos instead? Nachos are one of the best secret menu items from Chipotle. The Nachos plate combines all your favorite ingredients. It features tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, salsa, beans, sour cream, vegetables and any type of meat you want. Expect the price to be higher than other items on the actual menu if you add many toppings.
Butterbeer Frappuccino from Starbucks
Harry Potter fans will be happy to learn that the Butterbeer Frappuccino is now available at their local Starbucks. It’s hidden on Starbucks’s secret menu and made to imitate the Butterbeer from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. This drink has a Crème Frappuccino (vanilla bean) base, with three pumps of toffee nut syrup, three pumps of caramel, and toppings of whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
Veggie Whopper from Burger King
Most people know that the Whopper is the signature burger at Burger King. However, did you know there are vegetarian options on Burger King’s secret menu? The vegetarian alternative of the Whopper is called a Veggie Whopper, which comes with a veggie patty instead of a regular beef patty. A Veggie Whopper also includes lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mayo, and onions on a toasted sesame seed bun.
Grilled Cheese from In-N-Out
The West Coast burger joint, In-N-Out, doesn’t leave vegetarian fans behind. The Grilled Cheese is one of In-N-Out’s most popular secret menu items. It’s way better than a plain old Grilled Cheese sandwich.
Pink Starburst Smoothie from Jamba Juice
If you were one of those kids who only ate the pink Starbursts, Jamba Juice’s secret menu has a special treat for you. They’ve turned your favorite candy into a delicious smoothie that you won’t be able to stop ordering.
Thin Mint Frappuccino from Starbucks
It’s a sad time when Girl Scout Cookie season officially ends. How on earth are you going to get your Thin Mint fix now? Starbucks has solved all your problems with their Thin Mint Frappuccino. The coffeehouse chain transforms a plain frappuccino into a delicious creation.
Enchirito from Taco Bell
This beloved enchilada-burrito hybrid retired from the real menu in 2013. Luckily, Taco Bell fans can recreate the favorite red-sauced item by ordering it correctly. The Enchirito is a Burrito Supreme with extra beef and cheese covered in red sauce, and a three-cheese blend.
Barnyard Burger From Wendy’s
Wendy’s has a lot of weird names for their secret menu items, but people keep ordering them. Like McDonald’s and Arby’s, Wendy’s also offers a way to have multiply the types of meat in your sandwich. The Barnyard Burger is one of the most famous, and likely fatty, items on Wendy's secret menu.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cheeseburger from Shake Shack
Shake Shack is one of the most popular chains in the U.S. right now. The burger chain, founded on the East Coast, now had locations all over the world. In addition to its regular menu, the burger chain offers tasty items from their secret menu. For the ultimate indulgence, you can order a bacon cheeseburger with a side of peanut butter sauce. Once you pick up your order, pour the creamy peanut butter over the patty.
Animal Style Fries from In-N-Out
If you are ever on the West Coast, you must try Animal Style Fries from In-N-Out. If you live on the West Coast you likely already have. Animal Style Fries are french fries topped with melted cheese, chopped grilled onions and In-N-Out sauce. The secret menu item likely the worst secret around since any In-N-Out fan knows about it. It’s a simple combination of ingredients that’s very tasty.
Monster Mac from McDonald’s
McDonald’s loves to go big with their secret menu items. You can just ask anyone who has ordered a Monster Mac from the hidden menu. This massive burger is a Big Mac loaded with eight patties. Plus, it comes with all the extra Big Mac ingredients including the Big Mac sauce, pickles, lettuce, onions, American cheese and buns between the patties.
Build-a-Bowl from KFC
Did you know the bowls at KFC are completely customizable? That’s right; you can remove the grilled chicken and substitute in fried chicken or add corn to your mashed potatoes. There are so many different combinations you could try with the bowl.
Beer Float from Shake Shack
A great way to end a stressful day is to head to Shake Shack and order a Beer Float. Instead of ordering the regular root beer float, you can create an adult version at the burger joint. The Beer Float is made with a dark beer and a scoop of Shake Shack’s signature frozen custard.
Hash Brown McMuffin from McDonald’s
Everyone knows that the Big Mac at McDonald's is a popular item. However, there are also many people who love the crispy hash browns from the McDonald’s breakfast menu. People are so crazy about them, that they’ve put them inside of their breakfast sandwiches instead of just having them on the side. Welcome the “Hash Brown McMuffin” to McDonald’s secret menu.
Protein-Style Burger from Shake Shack
Shake Shack may be famous for its gourmet burgers, crinkle-cut fries and delicious milkshakes, but their secret menu does a healthier choice. Health-obsessed patrons love the Protein-Style Burger.
Fried Chicken Club from Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A is best known for its mouthwatering chicken sandwiches. Many fans enjoy the Fried Chicken Club from the Chick-fil-A secret menu. On the regular menu, Chick-fil-A only offers a Grilled Chicken Club.
Grilled Cheese from McDonald’s
The giant fast-food chain has some great options for vegetarians in its secret menu. While most McDonald’s secret menu items are loaded with meat, a few vegetarian options are available.