Getting what’s been referred to as a “Poor Man’s Big Mac” is pretty easy. You order a Double Cheeseburger off the dollar menu and ask that it come without ketchup and mustard. Instead, ask for lettuce and special sauce. The only real difference is the sesame seed bun. But you will end up saving about $2.30.
The name for this monstrosity is a bit brutal, but how else would you describe inserting an entire McChicken sandwich in between a double cheeseburger? If you want to make something even more grotesque, you can make the “McLand, Air, and Sea” burger. This abomination combines a double cheeseburger, a Filet o’ Fish and a McChicken sandwich.
How many times have you ordered a sandwich from McDonald's only for it to be served on a dried-out tasteless bun? Well, you can avoid this by ordering your sandwich on a steamed bun. The steamed bun is the one that the Filet o’ Fish is served on, and it’s undoubtedly the best bun in the entire restaurant.
The best way to assure that your McDonald's fries are super fresh is to order them without salt. This forces the server to make a fresh batch. The salted ones have already spent a good amount of time basking under the heat lamps. You can always salt them yourself later.
If you’re absolutely crazy for McDonald’s chicken nuggets, you’re better off buying them in quantities of four versus the 20 piece pack. It will actually turn out costing you less money. You’ll also get more sauces doing it this way, and who doesn’t love more sauce?
If you want more bang for your buck at Chipotle, you should order a burrito or burrito bowl with steak and chicken. Some Redditors say that they will give you almost full portions of both proteins without charging you extra. So, if you’re a big carnivore, this may be the hack for you.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re a vegetarian you can get a free helping of guacamole. If you don’t add a protein to your burrito/burrito bowl, remind the server about the free guac. After all, the guacamole at Chipotle may be the best thing they have on the menu.
Let’s be honest: It’s kind of hard to finish an entire burrito bowl from Chipotle in one sitting. You can actually make two meals out of a burrito bowl by asking for free tortillas or taco shells. That way you can make some soft or hard shell tacos for your lunch, and save the rest of the burrito bowl for later.
You can get any of your favorite meals that are grill-able at Taco Bell (you can’t exactly grill nachos or a hard-taco shell, you know that, right?) grilled twice to make it extra crispy. Obviously, this hack works the best with their quesadillas, soft-shell tacos, crunch wrap supreme and burritos.
Subs are not meant to be carried vertically, otherwise, all the goodies will get squashed to one end of the sandwich. Seriously, Subway should consider making bags like this. But, they are easy enough to make yourself. Just tie off the opening and tear some holes to make handles in the middle of the bag.
If you are really into Philly Cheese Steaks this is the hack for you. At Subway, you can essentially get their Philly Cheese Steak sub for about $1.50 less just by ordering a double steak and cheese. You’ll probably end up getting more meat on your sandwich this way, too.
This is a neat Subway hack that will make eating your sub less messy. It will also help keep all those ingredients in place. Just ask for an “old cut style” which is shown on the left. The server just needs to cut a deep-v into the bread instead of cutting it horizontally.
Some KFC locations will actually have this on the menu. But, if the KFC near you doesn’t, you can order poutine off of the secret menu. KFC should have all the ingredients to make it. They just need gravy (which they have in abundance) and cheese curds and pour that mixture on top of their fries. And there you have it — KFC poutine!
Pineapple on pizza isn’t for everyone. But, if a Hawaiian pizza is your thing, you can save $10 with this Domino’s hack. Instead of ordering their signature Hawaiian, you can make your own large three-topping pizza (ham, pineapple and bacon). That’s a steal.
Another tip is to call the restaurant to see if they have any pizzas that weren’t delivered or claimed. You can get them at a discounted price.
Why order one sandwich when you can have two? If you order two junior roast beef sandwiches instead of the classic roast beef sandwich, you’ll save about $1.19. They are essentially the same sandwich, and you’ll actually have more food for less money.
At Starbucks, you can order a Grande and have it put into a Venti cup so you can leave some extra room for cream. This way, you’ll also avoid making a mess because the cup is filled to the brim. If you also don’t want a bunch of ice in your iced coffee (which ends up watering it down), you can actually save $.58 when you ask for light ice.