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How to Order Off the Menu


Freestyle on the Cheap
Look online for secret menus -- you might find something new you'll like.
Look online for secret menus -- you might find something new you'll like.
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If you want to go off-menu at fast-food joints, there's some lingo to learn. While some of the secret code words are real, others are better described as Internet hoaxes. Some reliable ways to learn about menu choices that aren't on the menu board:

  • Word of mouth
  • Listen to other people order
  • Visit the restaurant's Web site
  • Get a job there
  • Order a "limited time" offering after it's gone
  • Just ask

If they've got the stuff, and you're willing to pay for it, the restaurant should be willing to put together whatever food combination want.


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