You may not know that many popular restaurants have a secret menu that you won’t find on Yelp, Foursquare or Zagat. In fact people who are “in the know” are so guarded about these secret dishes that they refuse to pin or tweet about them. But because I like you and I want you to look cool when ordering out, I’m sharing these secrets. Welcome to my “circle of trust” and Bon Appétit!
Taco Bell will make you anything that you can dream up, as long as they have the ingredients. This restaurant does have a secret ingredient, which is “Green Chili Sauce.” I can tell you first hand that it is excellent.
Most people have heard about the secret menu at In-N-Out but do you actually know what “Animal Style” means? Animal style means your burger will consist of a mustard-cooked beef patty, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, extra spread and grilled onions. An Animal Style burger tastes great but I will warn you , it is messy. Grab napkins.
B . J. (before Jared) Subway was a regular sandwich chain (restaurant). One of their most popular items was a “Pizza Sub” which consists of nine slices of pepperoni, monstrous amounts of cheese and doused with marinara sauce. You will not find the Pizza Sub on the menu, but most locations will still make it for you.
Jamba Juice is known for its healthy smoothies, has a “dark side” that caters to your sweet tooth. I can only tell you that my son has had the “Gummy Bear” and the “Fruity Pebbles” and of the two, he prefers the” Fruity Pebbles”. However the sweet offerings do not stop there; the” Push up Pop” and “Strawberry Shortcake” also sound tempting.
Even the golden arches offer an extensive secret menu. The “Poor Man’s Big Mac” (thus named because it only costs $1) is a double cheeseburger with lettuce and Big Mac sauce. Ask for onions and lettuce, which are always free and “voilà”, you have for yourself the “Poor Man’s Big Mac”. The most inventive secret menu item at the restaurant has to be the “Land, Sea and Air Burger,” which includes; one beef patty, one McChicken patty and Filet-O-Fish all sandwiched between a single bun. McDonalds arguably has the best french fries on the planet but they can be better when you ask for the Big Mac secret sauce for the ultimate in french fry dipping.
Starbucks secret menu items are tempting concoctions that when ordered will be sure to impress your friends. The “Cake Batter Frap” tastes just like it sounds. If you want to live on the edge, then order a “Green Eye” which includes three shots of espresso with regular drip coffee. Running a little short on cash but still need a caffeine boost? Then order a “Short Drink” which is smaller than a tall and less expensive.
I hope that I achieved my mission . . . “To Make You Look Cooler Than Your Friends at Restaurants”
Please share any secret restaurant menu items that should be added to this list!