1. Starbucks: Short
Starbucks has a multitude of things that don’t appear on their menu, from a cake batter Frappuccino (vanilla Frappuccino with both vanilla and almond flavoring) to a “green eye” (a coffee with three shots of espresso). And while their standard sizes are venti, grande, and tall, you can also order a short – an 8 ounce option. A short cappuccino holds the same amount of espresso as a tall, but it’s stronger. You can get a short latte or regular coffee too. If that’s not enough of a jolt for you, order a double shot of espresso, iced, and throw in some brown sugar. Also known as a “cheapo.”
2. Chipotle: Quesadillas
One item not found on the Chipotle menu is the quesadilla – but they’ll make it for you. It’s a large tortilla filled with cheese, chicken, steak, or anything else you want inside. One review said it costs them less than $5 for their meal – lower than even the veggie menu options. You can also order a taco salad or nachos, but the meals and chips are charged separately.
3. In-N-Out: Protein Style
This west coast chain has their “not-so-secret” menu on their website, so it’s not well hidden. Included are “animal style” (a mustard-grilled burger with extra spread) and “protein-style” (your burger is wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun). And if you want to skip the meat, you can order something else not on the menu: a grilled cheese.
4. Burger King: BLT
Don’t limit yourself to burgers at BK. If they’ve got the ingredients, odds are they’ll make it. For example, try a simple bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. You can probably even make it a meal with fries and a drink.
5. McDonald’s: All American
Remember the days a burger consisted of a patty, pickles, and ketchup? McDonald’s does. Order it “All American” and you’ll revisit the days when the condiments didn’t take over your burger.
6. Shake Shack: The Shandy
While Arnold Palmer may have gotten dibs on the half iced tea/half lemonade concoction, that doesn’t mean we all aren’t trying to make our name famous with drinks. The Shandy is half lemonade, half beer.
7. Popeye’s: Naked Chicken
If you love Popeye’s chicken, but not their calorie count, you can get the taste without the breading. Simply ask for your chicken ‘naked.’
7 Secret Fast Food Items Revealed
1. Starbucks: Short