You may have noticed that slowly but surely the prices at McDonald's have been rising. According to testimonials from former employees, there are a few tried and true ways to make sure that your order comes out tasting fresh while not having to necessarily spend more.
Customization of ingredients is key
The first way to ensure top quality at a good price is to customise your order's ingredients. If you ask them to add or remove toppings to your hamburger then they will prepare it fresh instead of just taking a pre-made one off the rack. Alternatively, if you ask them for fries without salt then they will have to make new ones.
Although this next trick might seem a bit fussy, ask them to dice the tomatoes on your burger instead of slicing them round, this way they will have to prepare a fresh new batch of tomatoes to accompany your juicy burger. Or if you order eggs, then you can ask them to prepare it differently instead of just getting the standard scrambled eggs. According to former employees of the famous fast-food chain, the scrambled eggs are not always the best quality.
Adding or subtracting a few extra things
The next time you find yourself craving one of their delicious Happy Meals, make sure you ask them not to include the toy that comes with it. They will reduce the price of your meal and you will have extra money flowing in your wallet. You can then grab yourself a second burger is you are feeling extra hungry.
Perhaps the least known trick to get the best quality meal at a discount price is to ask for a receipt. Asking for a receipt at a fast-food restaurant is not common and if you ask for one then the employees might think you're a mystery shopper and so they could treat you differently.
There you go, you've now got all the tips you need the maximise your fast food experience the next time you pop over to McDonald's for a Big Mac.