Fast food outlets in South Africa have a strange habit of not advertising their entire menu to customers. McDonald’s is no stranger to this practice and after scouring their website, we found a couple items that you might not know that they sell.
It’s a pity, really, as McDonald’s has far more menu options than meets the eye and almost everything can be made into a meal combo option as well.
For this piece, we’ll be leaving off the McCafé menu as not every McDonald’s outlet has one of these.
This was all the rage a few years ago (a decade, maybe?), but the advertising for it suddenly died down.The MegaMac is basically a standard BigMac with two extra patties. It can be a tad on the dry side as the restaurant doesn’t include any additional sauce to offset the extra meat. Buy, hey, it’s still damn delicious nonetheless.
The MegaMac is basically a standard BigMac with two extra patties. It can be a tad on the dry side as the restaurant doesn’t include any additional sauce to offset the extra meat. Buy, hey, it’s still damn delicious nonetheless.
Ever purchased the Junior Chicken burger (which strangely isn’t advertised on the website) and decided it just wasn’t enough to satisfy you? Well, McDonald’s does offer a version of the BigMac with chicken patties instead of the beef one.
Even though the chicken patties are slightly too small for the buns, it’s a seriously delicious treat, and one we only got to try a few days ago.
Yea, okay, this entry is a bit of a cheat as it’s always been part of the McDonald’s menu and not a promotional item (in South Africa, at least).
Thing is, the big M tends to shy away from advertising their single fish offering so much so that even people taking our orders in the past have given strange looks when asking for the Fillet-O-Fish. Hey, give it a try for yourself and taste if it’s worth being hidden or brought to the forefront.
The veggie burger is a recent addition, only having shown up in the past few years, but never received any real fanfare. It’s essentially a fried green pea patty with a bit of curry flavouring, even though the website states it’s “made from a blend of vegetables, served with crisp lettuce and our special sauce.”
It’s definitely not our favourite option on the McDonald’s menu and the German equivalent is far, far superior.
On a side note: we the Veggie Burger had just launched in SA, we heard that the Paarl branch was serving it, but no others in the Western Cape. Upon ordering the burger, McDonald’s in Paarl gave us a bun with cheese, tomato sauce, onions, and gherkins. There was no party and they didn’t know this new offering existed. It was a strange day.
Finally on our list is a double whammy. These received a massive marketing push a few years ago, especially around the time of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but mostly disappeared. They’re brought back every now and then, but the double beef patty, sesame seed bun, and BBQ/spicy sauces offerings really deserve more attention that the big M gives them.
Are there any other McDonald’s menu items we may have missed? Let us know in the comments below.