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There is no denying that McDonald’s is our guilty pleasure. There are so many scenarios when McDonald’s is the answer. If you’re running late for work and need a quick breakfast to start the day – get a McDonald’s. Only have £1 left on you but need something to eat? Get a McDonald’s. Hungover from a big Friday night in your local Wetherspoons? Get a McDonald’s.
It seems like this fast food restaurant has done a lot for us over the years and has been there for us at any time of need.
Everyone has their own favourites off the menu. But, absolutely no McDonald’s meal would be complete without a delicious, ice cold, creamy McFlurry to top it all off.
We all have our favourite flavour of McFlurries, but we get extra excited when they bring out special edition ones. The best thing about these bad boys is that if you have a student card then you can get one completely free.
Whilst there only seems to be pisitive things to say about this delicious dessert, there are a few negatives that spring to mind.
Firstly, the fact that we were all tricked into thinking the McFlurry spoon was actually a straw at one point. Don’t deny it, we’ve all tried to suck up the ice cream through this ‘straw’ at one point in our lives.
But, the second, and probably the worst thing about McFlurries is when the McDonalds employee is REALLY stingey with the amount of toppings that they give you on your McFlurry. There is nothing more annoying than buying a crunchy McFlurry and realising there’s only about six pieces of crunchy in there…
But, this humble dessert can now stop all the cheating and lies and you can be guaranteed a delicious McFlurry for just an extra 20p.
For just 20p – 1/5th of the price of a cheeseburger – you can now double up on the toppings put into your McFlurry – so why wouldn’t you?!
All of the best bits can in your ice cream can be doubled up for the short price of 20p and you will not regret a THING once you learn this.
— Matty Lees (@Matty_Lees) August 31, 2014
However, be wary because it depends on which store you’re in. Not every store operates with this system so don’t get your hopes too high. But, there is no harm in asking. All you need to do is ask for an extra shot in your McFlurry… it is barely a hard task for the employee to complete.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s has this to say:
“We offer guidance around pricing, but ultimately our franchises decide on those which are set based on a number of factors.
“We an dour franchisees pride ourselves on providing good quality food at affordable prices up and down the country, and work to keep different to a minimum.”
This is a revelation that we simply can’t WAIT to try out.
McDonald’s is infamous for harbouring little secrets about their menu and the things they offer. There’s even rumours of a complete menu that is entirely secret.
A store manager from Scotland has even written on Reddit that some of the claims on the secret menu are real. He goes under the guide orchidhibiscus and rhad this to say:
“You can order from the ‘secret menu’. The items on the ‘secret menu’ weren’t invented by anyone officially at McDonald’s, it’s just a random person’s guide to burgers you could potentially ‘hack’ at McDonald’s.
“Order one and the workers might know it by name but if you explain what it is, and are willing to pay for all the ingredients, it’s just another ‘grill order’ that we can make up.”
There’s no exact truth behind this comment as we know we can’t trust absolutely everything that we read on the internet. But, it is well worth a try.
There are a range of different secret dishes that are said to be available on the McDonald’s secret menu. Once again, we do not know how accurate any of this is but it is worth a try at ordering them! Here are a few of them:
- McDonald’s two cheeseburger meal
- McDonald’s All-American – this is simply a beef patty with ketchup and pickles inside a lovely bun
- Big McChicken – A Big Mac, but instead of a bun it has McChicken patties that replace the bread
- Biscuits and Gravy – Traditional Southern fare, paired with savoury biscuits instead of custard creams
- Fri with Big Mac Sauce – the infamous big mac sauce served with a portion of fries… delicous
- Grilled cheese – cheese tucked inside a burger bun
- McKinley – quarter pound meat parries stuck inside a Big Mac
- Monster Mac – a Big Mac with a twist… it is stuffed with either beef patties and is ideal for those starving carnivores
- Neapolitan Shake – this is a combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate milkshakes
Are these any delights that you would go out of your way to try? Some of them don’t sound that appetising, whilst others sound like they’d feed five men!
McDonald’s is one of the biggest companies across the globe, but there are some extremely interesting facts that you don’t know about this fast food restaurant.
Firstly, if you are going for a healthier option always be sure you know what you’re eating. Their Caesar Salad is actually more fattening than their hamburger. This will take a lot of people by surprise – especially if they’re opting for something they think is healthier.
A new McDonald’s restaurant is opened on average every 14.5 hours.
It is actually the largest distributor of toys. This comes down to the fact that with every single Happy Meal that is bought from this restaurant, a toy comes with it.
McDonald’s weren’t originally known for their hamburgers. In fact, the first thing that was on their menus was a hot dog. This may come as a surprise to many of you especially considering the fact that they don’t even sell hot dogs there any more!
In total, every McDonald’s across the globe collectively feeds around 68 million people every single day. The worrying this is that this is more than the entire population of the UK! This just goes to show the demand that we have for this restaurant.
The Queen of England owns a lot of things – including every single swan in the UK. However, it may come as a surprise that she actually owns a full McDonald’s right near Buckingham Palace?! Do you think she gets a few cheeky burgers from there every now and then?
It will shock you that McDonald’s is not actually the largest chain of restaurants. Instead, it is Subway. This doesn’t seem that accurate considering that there doesn’t seem to be half as many Subways are there are McDonald’s!!
So, will you be testing you to see whether or not your local McDonald’s can offer you the chance to double up on the content of your McFlurry or are you more interested in trying out to see whether or not any of the things from the infamous ‘secret menu’ are available?! Either way, we will no doubt all be heading to our favourite fast food restaurant in the coming weeks!