McDonald’s Menu Hacks They Don’t Want You to Know

If the price and girth of the standard Big Mac (pictured) is more than you can swallow, try the “poor man’s Big Mac.” Just ask for a McDouble with Mac sauce and shredded lettuce.

(EatThisNotThat) Only McDonald’s employees really know what goes on behind the counter.

From how likely you are to get fresh fries to what’s really in Egg McMuffins, these McDonald’s secrets—straight from McDonald’s employees who spilled the beans—are sure to surprise.

You Have to Ask for It Fresh

If you want your fries and McDouble fresh rather than reheated, you have to ask. Don’t assume everything is fresh. “Some places do a bad job at keeping track of the fresh timers. I’d personally ask for everything fresh even if you have to wait 3-5 minutes for it to be ready,” one employee dished.

Egg McMuffins Are Made With Real Eggs

Fear not: Your Egg McMuffin is made of actual eggs. While it may be hard to believe that anyone could get an egg so perfectly round, it’s the result of a precise cooking method.

“We have to break the shells and place the eggs in special rings on the grill. We then place a cover over the top of the rings (our store cooks eight at once) and put a bit of water into a small funnel at the top. The eggs are steamed and cooked at the same time,” says one McDonald’s cook.

“It’s actually pretty cool, and it takes a while to ‘master’ the right technique to get the eggs looking perfectly round.”

There Are Cheaper Ways to Get Your Favorite Meal

Want to save a few bucks on your next Mickey D’s order? It’s definitely possible.

“You can order a sausage muffin ($1.29) and a side of round egg ($1) cheaper than you can order a Sausage Egg McMuffin ($3.29),” says one insider, who recommends other menu hacks, like ordering kids’ meals with double fries, or an egg and cheese muffin instead of an Egg McMuffin. Read the full story at EatThis.com.

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