Fast food is all about convenience and affordability.
But there are ways you can make a trip to the local McDonald’s or Burger King feel like a VIP experience.
Two Reddit forums revealed tips from fast food employees and savvy customers. We pulled out the best tricks that could enhance your next dining experience.
From customizing your Taco Bell order to getting a cheaper “Big Mac,” these tips could change your fast food orders forever.
You can incorporate a Dorito shell into your Cheesy Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell.
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It’s just 30 cents extra for the delicious addition.
You can get a cheaper McDonald’s Big Mac.
“Get a McDouble without ketchup and mustard. Instead, ask for lettuce and big mac sauce on it. You have an almost-Big Mac for $1.39,” an employee writes.
Get a real egg with your McDonald’s breakfast.
Ask for fudge in your McDonald’s mocha instead of the syrup.
Order your McDonald’s Filet O’ Fish without cheese.
This ensures it comes out piping hot.
Ask for equal amounts of chicken and steak on your Chipotle burrito.
Order your Burger King sandwich customized.
Order your burgers from McDonald’s with a steamed bun.
Try the “OB” (off the broiler) option at Burger King.
At Arby’s, order two junior roast beefs instead of one regular roast beef sandwich.
This is a cheaper way to get even more food, a former employee says.
Order a Vente water at Starbucks.
Order a grilled cheese from McDonald’s.
Replace a grilled chicken sandwich with the fried patty at Chick-Fil-A.
You can customize your Jamba Juice.
Ask that your Starbucks order be put in a cup one size larger.
Get a cheaper Frisco meal at Steak ‘N’ Shake.
Get more for less at Subway.
“Instead of ordering a Philly Cheese Steak at Subway, ask them for a ‘Double Steak and Cheese,’” one savvy customer writes. “It’s the exact same sandwich with more meat than a Philly and it costs like $1.50 less as well.”
Order two $1 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers at Jack In The Box.
Order multiple 4-piece nuggets at McDonald’s