A manager from one of the fast-food chain's restaurants has confirmed the urban legend
Unicorns really do exist. OK, maybe not. But the next best thing does: the fabled McDonald's "secret menu".
An anonymous McDonald's shift manager from Scotland started an "Ask Me Anything" thread on Reddit, dishing the dirt on the fast-food chain's "healthy" options, shake machine breakdowns and revealing that you can indeed have your Maccy D's order bespoke.
"Can you confirm the validity of the 'secret menu'?" asked one redditor.
"You can order from the 'secret menu'. Just like with any of our sandwiches, you can add, remove or change ingredients by special request. These are called 'grill orders' (ie Big Mac, no pickle)," the manager explained.
"The items on the 'secret menu' weren't invented by anyone officially at McDonald's, it's just a random person's guide to burgers you could potentially 'hack' at McDonald's.
"Order one and the workers might not know it by name (ie Land, Air and Sea burger) but if you explain what it is, and are willing to pay for all the ingredients, it's just another 'grill order' that we can make up."
How have we survived this long without knowing about this?
The Land, Air and Sea burger has beef, fish, and chicken in one burger – it's a Big Mac with a Fillet-o-Fish and a McChicken burger inside it.
There's also the Monster Mac: a Big Mac with eight burgers inside one bun.
You can even get a quadruple Big Mac: two McDoubles without the Big Mac sauce. "It's bigger than a big mac at half the price," shared one redditor.
One menu item to avoid at all costs, according to the anonymous manager? The grilled chicken.
"DON'T order … the grilled chicken. It's horrible frozen chicken that we defrost and steam and it's a bit gelatinous."
Obsessed with secret menus? #HackTheMenu has everything you need to know.
Well, our lunch plans just got more exciting.