McDonald’s may already be relatively cheap but here at loaded we’re eternally obsessed with ensuring we get value for money when it comes to visiting the Golden Arches.
Getting the freshest Big Mac and fries, for example, is important to us, so when someone over at Quora revealed a few insider tips and tricks to ensure your food is as crisp and juicy as possible we were inclined to take note.
Coming from a group of online individuals claiming to have previously worked for McDonald’s, their three killer tips might sound simple enough but they could make all the difference.
The first tip concerned McDonald’s burgers and came from Quora user Ted Pettiy who had a fool proof method for anyone seeking a burger straight from the grill.
“Always ask for your burger without some ingredient. Like a Quarter Pounder with no pickles.
“They will write this on a small slip of paper, put it on the tray under the heat lamps and say ‘Grill up!’ to the cooks.
“They will look at it and make you one right then and there. When it’s done, the cook will say ‘Grill Up!’ and the counter person will retrieve your fresh Quarter Pounder.
“The difference in taste between a burger that’s sitting for who knows how long and one right off the grill is phenomenal.”
When it comes to McDonald’s fries another former employee by the name of Chuck Chan (sounds fake) offered up another simple yet effective bit of advice – ask for fries minus salt.
“The fry person will need to wipe down the station, the fry scoop, and clear the area for the new batch to keep salt from contaminating the new batch. The fry person might not even fill up your container as full due to this fuss.
“And if any fries fall out of the bag/container, they won’t put more in because the rest of the fries may have already been salted.”
Last but not least, fellow insider Matt Decuir offered up a couple of simple tips for anyone keen to indulge in a McDonald’s breakfast.
To his way of thinking, the time frame of 10:30am to 11am is the optimum arrival point for anyone seeking a well cooked McMuffin.
He also had a simple bit of advice for anyone seeking an eggs-cellent dining experience – ask for a round egg. Apparently it will ensure you get a real egg as part of your breakfast choice, rather than one of those congealed things that usually come as standard.
The tips come just months after loaded got wind of the mythical Mc10:35 – a menu hack option that allows customers to combine elements from the breakfast and lunch menus but only for a small window of time.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.