McDonald’s makes menu hacks reality

Old McDonald Had A Farm burger

In a move completely out of left field, McDonald’s this week announced an all new Menu Hacks special – set to roll out across the country on January 31st. For years fans have talked about secret menus, and special hacks, melding together various menu items; now the Golden Arches have made the most popular of these actual menu items. Check out our full review here today on what to expect.

The list of hacks you can order up starting at the end of the month include the following – descriptions provided by McDonald’s:

  • Hash Brown McMuffin – Why take a bite of Hash Browns, then a bite of McMuffin, when you can take a bite of both at the same time? The menu hack of Hash Browns inside a Sausage McMuffin with Egg is a hit and a great way to start your day.
  • Surf + Turf – It’s beef. It’s fish. It’s beef and fish. This fusion of undeniable classics brings together the Double Cheeseburger and the Filet-O-Fish. Get this menu hack only in the app.
  • Crunchy Double – This is the sandwich plot twist you didn’t know you were missing. Go in for the classic Double Cheeseburger taste and end up with the tasty surprise of Chicken McNuggets with tangy BBQ sauce. Wow.
  • Land, Air & Sea – Cover all bases and cravings with this menu hack of a Big Mac, a McChicken and a Filet-O-Fish. It might float. It might fly. It might take a walk. Take a bite and enjoy.

Sadly it looks like McD’s have missed a trick with this promo. Restaurants won’t actually create these dishes for you – you’ll need to do that yourself still. The company website states, “We’ll put everything you need to make the menu hack in the bag.” McDonald’s encourages diners to post their efforts to #McDonaldsHacks so expect some fun.

Pictured above? My very own favorite hack – the Old McDonald Had A Farm – a special amalgamation of the McRib, the spicy chicken and a regular burger – with plenty of extra bacon. Now that’s what I call a menu hack.

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Hi there, I'm Stuart, nice to meet you. I'm a food writer of more than 15+ years experience writing about food and drink in all its forms, fine dining through the to the grocery store. I've also got a secret obsession with fast food too. You can find my writing at places like Gastronomic SLC, Visit Salt Lake, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Stories, Utah Now Online and many others.