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Sep 1, 2009 07:44 PM

Secret Fast Food Menus

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  1. You seem to be able to order any Taco Bell incarnation and they'll make it for you. Even if it's not on the menu. Just ask.


    1. I didn't read through all the comments, so maybe this was mentioned there, but my favorite "secret" item is the "keel breast" at KFC.

      The way I understand it, KFC wanted to get 7 parts from a chicken instead of 6, so they cut the breast into three parts. Normally when you order a breast, they give you one of the sides, which is why they have very little meat. If you specify the "keel", they give you the piece from the middle, which is nothing but meat and one little piece of backbone.

      I think that normally the people working at KFC save these for themselves and their buddies...

      4 Replies
      1. re: Clarkafella

        I seem to remember from when I was a kid (let's just call it 35 years ago), that a bucket of chicken contained breasts, wings, legs, thighs, and what was referred to as the "back", which was evidently this keel, because it was a big chunk of meat, a little bit of bone. My parents kept the breasts for themselves, leaving the legs, thighs and wings for the kids, but sometimes I could talk my dad into letting me have the back, and he'd eat a thigh.

        1. re: Clarkafella

          20+ years ago I dated a girl who managed a KFC. The keel isn't white meat and a little backbone, it's white meat and a little breastbone. The sternum, if you want to get anatomical about it. The attached meat included the "breast tenders." Trust me, I got mileage out of that one.

          1. re: alanbarnes

            I wish Domino's new, redundant "Pasta Bread Bowl" entree had been kept a secret.