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Fast Food Special Orders

Do you order your fast food special (no this, add that etc) and people think you're crazy but you just love it?

One of my faves is adding nacho cheese to the Taco Bell Bean Burrito. A runny mess but delicious nonetheless.

How about you?

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  1. the best special orders come from the In-N-Out burger "secret menu" these items aren't listed on the menu but they are oh so good!

    Try asking for your burger "animal style" to add tons of special sauce, melted cheese, and grilled onions to your burger, you can even order your fries this way!

    Vegitarians can find love on the secret menu as well by asking for the "leafeater" essentially a grilled cheese sandwhich on a bun.

    Last on my list but not least is the ability to get as many burger patties as your heart desires on one burger by asking for a "3x3, 4x4, 5x5" etc.

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    1. re: suzanolivia

      The thing about In n Out is that they're all special orders insofar as they make everything to order, the way you want it. Takes a few minutes longer, but man is it worth it.

      1. re: suzanolivia

        i had a 3x3 onions both ways, extra sauce on tuesday night. it was soooo awesomely good!

      2. I do it all the time, esp. since almost none of the fast-food salads are vegetarian. (Does that sound ridiculous to anyone else??) Sometimes I have them replace the chicken with the veggie burger patty.

        1. dating myself here, but back in the day...Burger King had a commercial....Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special order, we accept them, have it your way...or something like that. I have a hankering for a bean burrito from Del Taco every so often and I ask for extra green sauce and onions.

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          1. re: justagthing

            I'll date myself, too. Special orders don't UPSET us. Upset us. Lettuce... See?

            1. re: Glencora

              LOL...when I was a kid we use to sing a different version of this song...that's probably why I can't remember the original version...hahah

            2. re: justagthing

              Love the green sauce! So many people don't even know about it. I also order the "small" taco salad at Del Taco. Not on the menu but they know exactly what it is. A smaller version with chips instead of big ginormous shell. Yum. Reminds me of "Taco in a Cup" from Naugles.

              1. re: Oh Robin

                oh how I miss Naugles....root beer shakes YUM!

                1. re: justagthing

                  I remember my dad getting huevos rancheros from Naugles. So good. Also my mom would order a plain meat & cheese only burrito and that thing was almost all cheese. Yum. Remember Pup n' Taco? Great chicken burritos.

                  1. re: Oh Robin

                    Whoa, now there is one I haven't heard mentioned in a long time..

              2. re: justagthing

                The BK theme:

                Hold the pickle
                Hold the lettuce
                Special orders don't upset us
                All we ask
                Is that you let us
                Serve it your way

                Have it Your Way
                At Burger King

                Have it Your Way
                At Burger King

                And let's not forget the McD version

                Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun

              3. Depending on which Popeys you go to, you can special order onion rings. Usually, they hate doing this because they don't keep on the warmer (they have to make them fresh) but they're really good.

                1. I usually try to get my burgers at chains on sourdough, if it's a part of their menu. This usually works at Jack in the Crack, but they also tend to have super greasy sourdough. That's about the extent of my special orders.

                  I guess I don't consider the In n Out "secret menu" to be out of the ordinary, if only because growing up here leads you to believe there's nothing secret about it. Most of my college friends were delighted to discover it, however, so I certainly understand its appeal.