McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast food joints on the planet. Not only are they cheap, but they also offer a quick meal for busy folks. Although you may think you know the menu inside and out, there a couple of hacks that will completely change the way your order. Not to mention, these little cheats can help you save time and even score you some free food. So, the next time you get the munchies and need some Micky D’s, keep these five hacks in mind to maximize your experience.
1. Get hot, fresh food every time
Everyone knows that McDonald’s french fries are no good unless they’re fresh. Unfortunately, it’s often a hit or miss when it comes to arriving at the right time.
However, there is a secret way to make sure you get fresh fries every single visit. All you have to do is ask for your fries without salt.
Of course, you’re probably wondering why on earth anyone would dare do such a thing. But what you may not realize is that by requesting no salt, they have to fry up a separate batch. Just add your own salt, and you’re all set.
2. Never worry about not having enough dipping sauce for your McNuggets
McDonald’s is stingy with their sauces, that’s no secret. Although this may be true, there is a trick that will guarantee that you get more than one useless pack for your McNuggets.
By ordering multiple 4-piece McNuggets, you will get at least one dipping sauce per box. Instead of ordering a 20-piece and risking your sanity, get five of the 4-piece nuggets. That’s five packs of sauce right there. Can you say winning?
3. Score the secret burger
If you go around 10:35 am on a weekday, you can order off both the breakfast and lunch menu. It’s a really narrow band of time. This “secret burger” combines items from both menus:
4. Save your money and make a budget Big Mac
Do you love the Big Mac but want to save a buck or two? If so, you can make your own for a lower price and not have to worry about that worthless third bun in the middle.
Order a McDouble and ask McDonald’s to hold the ketchup and mustard. Then, tell them to add lettuce and Big Mac sauce. Before you know it, you’ll have yourself a replica of the Big Mac for nearly three dollars cheaper.
5. Avoid the drive-thru and get your food faster
Time is precious. For this reason, people tend to think the drive-thru will be the quickest way to get their meal.
You aren’t alone, either. And that’s why every mom, grandpa, and nephew chooses the drive-thru.
Rather than wasting minutes and gas, just go inside to get your food. Unless McDonald’s is closed, then chances are the crowd will be in their cars and not in the building.