Some food chains have more items on the menu than colors in a paint store, but sometimes the most delicious things are left off the menu. Fortunately, most of your favorite fast-food joints around the world have secret items hidden in plain sight. All you have to know is what to ask for.
Here are a few secret menu items from some of the best restaurants around the world.
Pink Starburst smoothie – Jamba Juice
Everything you love about pink Starbursts has been blended together to make the most magical smoothie to have ever been served in a disposable cup. The heavenly blend is a combination of all the favorites, raspberry sherbert, strawberry, and lemonade. Next time you feel like having a refreshing treat, ask for the secret pink Starburst smoothie. You won’t be disappointed.
Peanut butter bacon cheeseburger – Shake Shack
If there is one thing Shake Shack does better, it’s spicing up their secret menu with new and exciting taste explosions. Other than slipping a traditional toasted cheese onto the menu, Shake Shack also offers a Peanut butter bacon cheeseburger that tastes as good as it sounds. The burger is loaded with all the good stuff topped with a drizzle of saucy peanut butter delight. If the server is not familiar with the item, just order a bacon ShackBurger with a side of their famous peanut sauce. Pour the sauce over the patty and prepare for a bite that will change your life.
Poutine – KFC
Poutine, which has long been associated with Canadian and Quebec cuisine is a delicacy that has been in front of your eyes all along. The dish is made from fries, cheese curds, and a hearty serving of brown gravy. Just ask for a side of gravy and cheese curds and pour them on top of your french fries.
Surf and Turf – McDonald’s
In the mood for beef and fish? McDonald’s has the ultimate burger to satisfy the craving. While it may not be scallops and steak, it’s close enough to make the cut. The burger is a combination of the saucy McBurger Supreme and the pescetarian classic, the Filet-O-Fish. Next time you need a protein boost, be sure to order this secret menu item.
Butterbeer Frappuccino – Starbucks
You don’t have to catch the Hogwarts Express to get your hands on this butterbeer delight. Starbucks has it hidden in plain sight on the menu. The coffee giant has over 200 secret mixtures on the menu! Starbucks fans have even created a website where you can find all the weird and wonderful concoctions online. Ask the barista for a butterbeer frappuccino or make it yourself by adding three pumps of caramel syrup, toffee nut syrup, and a topping of caramel drizzle to a whole milk creme frappuccino.
Frito pie – Sonic
Who can resist a bag of Fritos? Sonic has just found a way to make these crunchy treats even more delicious. Introducing the Frito pie! It may sound a bit strange at first but it’s really just a better version of nachos. The pie consists of a generous helping of Fritos smothered in saucy nacho cheese and seasoned with chili.
Next time you are trotting the globe or looking for a tasty treat in your neighborhood, head down to your favorite restaurant and order one of these secret dishes. You won’t be disappointed!