The reason McDonald's is so successful all around the world is that you can go to any location and know exactly what you're getting. Well, most of the time, anyways.
Despite a few hiccups in the system, everything about McDonald's, from their golden arches to the menu, has stayed the same for decades. That means there has been a lot of time for hungry customers to experiment, and find ways to guarantee they get the best experience possible. It's not cheating the system, more like using it to your advantage!
Take the Filet-O-Fish for example: it uses a steamed bun that's softer and fluffier than the regular burger buns. Clever foodies have started requesting these buns instead of the regular sesame seed-topped version for years. Some people have even discovered secret menu items that you can request.
One of the most popular unofficial dishes is the grilled cheese sandwich, made from two burger buns flipped upside down. Some customers even go the extra mile by ordering a McDouble and substituting ketchup for all the missing ingredients of a Big Mac (this trick saves you about $2 at most locations).
But now a tip from an in-the-know McDonald's employee reveals how you can guarantee your order will come out of the kitchen fresh and fast...