9 Secret Hacks From McDonalds Employees That Will Change Your Life

McDonalds Hacks

Better food for less money? Yes please.

Fancy getting more out of your usual Big Mac Meal? These McDonalds tricks were made for you.

Whether it's a last minute lunch option or a post-night out feast, your favourite fast food chain is the reliable, no-frills friend that everyone loves.

That being said, these helpful McDonalds employees have provided you with some secret tips that will change the way you eat Maccers forever.


1. Ask for your chips without salt.

"If you want fresh fries, order them sans salt," says Mackenzie. "This ensures that we have to make a new batch, just for you."

"You could also request a fresh batch and you're likely to have good luck there, too."


2. Ask for your burger without an ingredient.

"Like a Quarter Pounder with no pickles," writes Ted. "They will look at it and make you one right then and there. When it's done, the cook will say "Grill Up!" and the counter person will retrieve your fresh QP."

"The difference in taste between a burger that's sitting for who knows how long and one right off the grill is phenomenal."

3. Go between 10:30 and 11:00.

"They're transitioning from breakfast to lunch," says Matt, "And you can get a little of both. It's like brunch for your stomach."

4. Ask for a receipt.

"It is easy to spot a gap buster (mystery shopper) because they always ask for a receipt so they can get their food costs reimbursed," says Kamran. 

"They'll make sure to serve you the freshest burger and fries and give you priority over everyone else."


5. Ask for a round egg.

"If you want real eggs on your breakfast sandwiches instead of the liquid stuff, you can put a round egg onto any breakfast sandwich," writes Chuck. 

"It's the best egg we have (and definitely real!)" says Mackenzie.


6. Get the ultimate milkshake.

"You can also order a neapolitan shake which is one-third chocolate, one-third strawberry and one-third vanilla." said one anonymous employee.


7. Get a free hot drink.

"Suppose if you want to buy a promotional hot drink which costs more than £2, then just buy any hot drink (hot chocolate, latte, white coffee) which ever is the cheapest, drink it and then ask them for refill," says another anonymous employee.

"They will ask you what drink you want, then just say the name of the promotional drink." 


8. Go inside.

"Unless it's closed, ALWAYS go inside," says Matt. "It's usually faster, because everyone decides to go through the drive-thru."


9. Get cheap hash browns.

"When you buy a breakfast meal, if you buy extra hash brown, there is an option on the till machine called 'Uplift Hash Brown', we are guided to add extra hash brown which costs 70 - 80 pence each," explains one employee.

"But ethically we should press 'Uplift Hash Brown' which costs 30 pence. So if you are aware, you can ask them that you have bought a meal so you should get extra hash brown for 30 pence." 

These tips were all sourced from https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-favorite-McDonalds-hacks. 

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