Y'all are smart people (you wouldn't be here if you weren't) so you're privy to the fact that some restaurants have secret menus. I am completely enthralled by this concept. Perhaps it's the combo of being in the know, something I love, and eating, something I doubly love. Now the secret menu at In-N-Out is a pretty well known thing, even I've ordered from it. And because I'm me it was an awkward exchange because I was sure they would have no idea what I was talking about and then point and laugh and shame me out of the restaurant. But that didn't happen. I fully enjoyed my animal style burger, my well done fries and my Neopolitan shake - all from the secret menu! But did you know there are tons of other national chains that offer a secret menu as well? I'm already planning my various secret menu orders because all I do is think about food. What? Lay off me I'm starving.
From Chick-fil-a: -The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich: not to be confused with the Spicy Chick-fil-a, this sandwich is a regular Chick-fil-a doused in a spicy Buffalo wing-esque sauce. I know a few spicy lovers who would enjoy this. -Spicy Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich: when you want some spice without the extra calories
From Chipotle: -Taco Salad: Apparently very rare but worth a shot because a salad atop a giant nacho is a good thing. -Quesadillas: Sometimes you need the grilled cheese of Mexican food -Burittodilla: If a burrito and a quesadilla had a baby. A delicious, delicious baby.
From Five Guys: A Patty Melt: What? WHAT? A delectable Five Guys burger reimagined as one of my #1 hangover sammies. Thank you Jesus! Well-Done Fries: Because it just makes good sense. Cheese Fries: See above.
From In-n-Out: Animal Style Burger: It's not THAT big of a secret as it's listed on their website but it's delicious so who cares. A mustard-cooked beef patty with extra pickles, cheese, "spread" (a.k.a. Thousand Island secret sauce) and grilled onions. This is the best fast food burger I've ever had. For serious. Well-Done Fries: We covered this. Neopolitan Shake: This is so tasty. All the flavors, together in harmony. And in shake form. Growing up we always had a box of Breyer's Neopolitan and I would put care and effort into scrapping my spoon along each of the flavors to create a perfect 3-in-1 bite. The good ol' days.
From Sonic: Fried Pickles a.k.a. Pickle-O's: I mean. Come on. A Dr. Pepper Orgasm: I don't care what it is. I like Dr. Peppers and I like orgasms. Put it in my mouth.
From Starbucks: Thin Mint Frappucino: Not a huge frappucino fan but this Thin Mint number calls to me. Twix Frappucino: It's hard not to love a Twix bar. Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte: I'm actually not wild about the combo of chocolate and pumpkin. But maybe some of you are. And this is a democracy. Kinda.
So tell me... Have you ever ordered from a secret menu? Would you? Bring me a patty melt if you go. Thanks you're the best!