I’m always trying to hack fast-food menus. I made a Mcdonald’s menu hack a few months back, which I am still proud of, and you need to eat.
I applaud McDonald’s for embracing the fast-food hack world, but these hacks are the equivalent of eating at the Melting Pot, where you cook your meals. In this case, McDonald’s will supply everything you need to create one of these four hacks, but you must assemble it.
Another thing not mentioned in the press release is the price points for the sandwiches. Are we paying full price for these “hacks?” I could go to a McDonald’s today and create this right now; what’s the real incentive of waiting until January 31st?
I don’t have the answer to those questions yet but I do know that these official hacks will only be available for a limited time.
McDonald’s Menu Hacks
- Hash Brown McMuffin: A McMuffin with a sausage patty, egg and a hash brown (available during breakfast hours only)
- The Crunchy Double: A McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger resting on a layer of Chicken McNuggets and barbecue sauce
- Land, Air & Sea: A Big Mac love child with a McChicken and a Filet-o-Fish
McDonald’s App Exclusive Menu Hack
Surf + Turf: A Double Cheeseburger with components from the Filet-o-Fish (available only on the McDonald’s app or McDelivery)
Please don’t read too much into my constructive criticism of these McDonald’s sandwich hacks. I’m happy that they throw things at the wall to see what will stick.
But I’m thinking out loud to myself, how about you bring back the Fried Apple Pies and Steak Egg & Cheese Bagel? Or what about the 1990s Cheddar Melt? Those were all great.
Oh man, I’ve got an even better idea; just add my Quarter Pounder with Cheese Hack to the permanent menu!