Tuesday, May 11, 2010

McDonald's Secret Menu: revealed on NPR

The McChronicles just read an interesting article on npr.org regarding a secret McDonald's menu, known only to insiders. This article focused on only one of many alleged secret menu items.

With a little digging, The McChronicles uncovered a list of secret items from several fast food proprietors.
This image, from this site, depicts (from left to right): Monster Mac(8 beef patties!), Grilled Cheese, McGangBang(a double cheeseburger with a chicken patty in between the two beef patties).

Other interesting secret menu item names include (follow the link, above, to see more):
  • McLeprichon (sic)
  • McKinley Mac
  • Pie McFlurry

The questions are:

To McDonald's crew: are these "real" secret menu items, or are they just things customers have made up - calling them secret menu items?

To customers: are you familiar with any of these items (listed at the 2nd link above)? And do you know of any others?

The McChronicles: a blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.

25 comments:

mckroes said...

in the list I've found the following item "Coke Float - Any size of coke with ice cream. You can even get it with chocolate ice cream."

In Indonesia this a menu item at McDonald's

Jessica said...

I've eaten the Mc1035--I documented it on my blog. It was delicious but would have been better without the burger condiments.

Rae said...

All of these items are familiar to me, a McDonald's crew member of 2 years. I don't think the company made these up, but what I think happened is that crew people get bored and make up new stuff. You get tired of eating the same thing every day, so you just start experimenting. And I'm sure one person told someone else who told someone else, and now it's almost not a secret anymore.

I'd love for the grilled cheese to be on the menu. So many parents order it in happy meals, and it is tedious to type everything off the burger.

Landen Swain said...

I have my own made up mcdonalds secret food its called the McSlammer. Its 3 peices of chicken (one on top one in middle one on bottom)and between is a double patties and cheese.

StockMan said...

Hilarious stuff. I've heard about the McGangBang. Lol, you should see some boxes they're handing out! It's terrible!!! http://McServed.com has some of the crummy boxes

Anonymous said...

We've got the All American meals at our store even though they're not on the menu. But it doesn't mean anything in regards to the toppings. Its just a hamburger or cheeseburger with a small fry and small drink. The All American is the adult happy meal.

We've also got the 2 Cheese Burger Meal Mac, but just call it the two cheese burger meal. It replaced the Big and Tasty on our menu.

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Anonymous said...

I've been working at McDonalds for a couple of years and I've never heard about any of those, although I'm in the Midwest.

We do have our own little things we do, because like someone said before, we do get bored of eating the same thing over and over.

We make BBQ chicken "wings". We take a lot of Selects and a lot of either Chipotle BBQ or Buffalo sauce, shake it all around in a box and then place them in the pie oven and when they come out, dip them in rance sauce.

And then we have an Ogre drink for when we got Shrek toys. Half a cup of Sprite and then add Hi-C and blue Powerade till it turns Ogre green.

Stephanie said...

I've heard of the McGangbang before. It was even described to me like you have it and apparently a girl who works with us eats it. Yuck. If you likefast food you might like my fast food inspired` blog enteries at stephaniegetsridofhercrap.wordpress.com

Abbye said...

I thought this is only a whisper 8))

Amanda Campbell said...

NO WAY!? A Monster Mac - A big Mac composed of 8 meat patties?! Which McDonalds sold that that's crazy! haha they truly are making our culture so healthy! Although I probably would have to attempt to eat the Monster Mac just to say I did it, and the McGangBang looks quite disgusting, but hilarious at the same time!

Calorie Counter App said...

in the list I've found the following item "Coke Float - Any size of coke with ice cream. You can even get it with chocolate ice cream."

Anonymous said...

I'm a crew member in Canada, and up here we have the grilled cheese and two cheese burger meal as a regular part of our menu (although the grilled cheese isn't made on a burger bun - the buns are flat and look like the middle bun on a Big Mac). We also have the Junior Chicken, which I don't think exists in the States (kind of like a mini McChicken I suppose).
As for the "secret" menu items, they're not really official. So, if someone came and ordered a "McKinely Mac" or something, chances are the staff wouldn't know what they're talking about and the customer would have to explain. The one that I do know about is the "McTrigger" - a Junior Chicken inside of a McDouble. Most of the time people just order a Junior and a McDouble and don't really expect us to know what a McTrigger is, but we can guess what they plan on doing!
Also, I really want a Monster Mac now...Although I suppose it would be quite expensive with all the extra patties!

McChronicles said...

Thanks, Anonymous. Interesting info. Never heard of the McTrigger before. Cool.

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bigman said...

In Canada we have the McXplosion. Like the Mc1035, it is only possible during the transition from breakfast to lunch (which up here is 11am). It consists of 4 Breakfast Burritos (two on the top and two on the bottom) used as the 'buns' on a Double Quarter Pounder with extra cheese.

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Gennadean McScholz said...

I'm an ex McDonald's Manager, and we have the McGangBang. It got so popular in town, we started to promote it because it we made more money off of up-selling those than whatever our corporate up-sell item was (I think it was the pumpkin pies) Alas, we weren't allowed to call them "McGangBangs" because McDonald's is a "family restaurant"

"Girl, did you come in wit no shirt on?!"
"Put those titties away!"

Yeah, family restaurant >_>

Anyway, we had to call them "Spicy-Doubles" which, I have to say, took the fun out of the whole thing...

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Cart Anggle said...

Burgers are my favorite item from the in and out burger menu. I can eat couple of burgers from this restaurant and I really love its taste, crispiness and sauces they use.