Some of your favorite fast food joints have pretty extensive secret menus, but we’ve selected the one must-have item you need to try from each menu. Remember, while off-the-menu items might be incredibly fun to order (and Instagram), these items might not be available at every location and can hold up the line since these meals aren’t regularly prepared.
With the following items, however, the wait is well worth it. Go forth and enjoy Starburst-flavored smoothies and cheese-filled burgers from your favorite fast food joints.
In-N-Out grilled cheese
In-N-Out hasn’t forgotten about its vegetarian fan-base. The burger joint offers grilled cheese sandwiches, which are essentially the In-N-Out cheeseburger, minus the meat.
Jamba Juice pink Starburst smoothie
Surprisingly, smoothie franchise Jamba Juice has a secret menu dedicated to sweet treats. In fact, Jamba Juice managed to put everything you love about pink Starbursts into a delicious smoothie. Packed with plenty of strawberries, raspberry sherbet, and lemonade, the pink Starburst smoothie is the ultimate summer refresher that you wish you’d known about sooner.
Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino
Every Starbucks fan knows this coffee giant boasts a long list of off-the-menu items that can be ordered at pretty much any location. In fact, there are over 200 different drinks you can ask your barista to make you. While the Medicine Ball and Butterbeer Latte might be two of the more popular secret menu items, Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino is a must-have for any Girl Scout cookie lover.
Taco Bell Cheesarito
America’s favorite Mexican restaurant boasts a popular and ever-expanding secret menu filled with creative food options and even a few discontinued fan-favorites. If you’re indecisive about what to try first, we suggest the Cheesarito, which combines a generous helping of melted cheese, scallions, and plenty of taco sauce inside a soft tortilla for the ultimate mix of flavor and satisfaction.
While it might seem like Chipotle offers a very limited number of menu items, this Tex-Mex fast restaurant has an extensive off-the-menu list of delicious meals you haveto try. Upgrade your regular Chipotle burrito order with tons of cheese by ordering the quesarito. This secret item is a burrito wrapped inside a warm, gooey quesadilla. Load up on beans, guac, and cheese for the ultimate Tex-Mex meal.
Chick-fil-A fried chicken club
Chick-fil-A isn’t afraid to get a little wild with its menu items, in secret at least. One of the best off-the-menu items you can order from this fast food spot is the Fried Chicken Club. Chick-fil-A’s popular chicken club sandwich meets the chain’s ever-popular crispy chicken sandwich in this secret menu item. It’s basically the best of both worlds.
Shake Shack peanut butter bacon cheeseburger
Just like burger rival In-N-Out, Shake Shack has made sure their secret menu is filled with plenty of mouthwatering choices. While their not-so-secret root beer float is the perfect summer drink, opt for the decadent peanut butter bacon cheeseburger to take your Shake Shack order to the next level. Just order a bacon burger and a side of peanut sauce to make this Instagram-worthy meal a reality.
Sonic Frito pie
It might seem nearly impossible for Sonic to have any more menu options, but the popular drive-thru restaurant isn’t afraid of giving you more choices. In fact, they have a number of must-have secret treats you have to try. But, first? Order the Frito pie. Just picture yourself eating a pile of Fritos covered in perfectly seasoned chili and nacho cheese.
Dairy Queen frozen hot chocolate
When it comes to desserts, no one does it better than Dairy Queen, so it should come as no surprise that Dairy Queen’s super-secret menu is filled with tons of mouthwatering sweet treats for you to try. Might we suggest the frozen hot chocolate? Because hot cocoa should be enjoyed year round.
Del Taco stoner burrito
Bring on Del Taco’s off-the-menu delights. Without a doubt, the “stoner burrito” is the one must-have item off this list. According to Thrillist, this burrito is half a pound and stuffed with beans, cheese, and fries. Talk about the best of both worlds.
Subway pizza sub
Never decide between pizza and a sandwich again, because Subway’s pizza sub is both. Although it’s secret menu is limited to essentially three items, the pizza sub is not one to miss.