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Photo: Cindy Ord / Staff (Getty Images) Every fast-food employee’s dream: Customers coming in and asking for elaborate items that can’t be found on the established, plebeian menu. This week, the website #HackTheMenu is getting renewed attention as a self-proclaimed one-stop resource for finding so-called “secret menu” items from all your favorite fast-food chains. #HackTheMenu ​​isn’t a new website; we covered the secret menu resource back in 2014, but the recent buzz is thanks to the forefront of digital journalism: a viral TikTok . To be clear, we’re not against menu hacks. We’ve highlighted our favorite secret menu items over the years, from the Poor Man’s Big Mac at McDonald’s to the Chipotle Quesarito . But before we dive into more of the best secret menu items, let’s recap what secret menus are and how you can order from them without being a complete jerk to fast food employees. What’s a secret fast food menu? First, what a secret menu is not : A confidential resource full of forbidden knowledge that sets you apart from every other sucker who eats off the boring, normie menu and will launch your career as a food blog influencer. What a secret menu is: A list of unofficial ingredient combinations that aren’t on-menu, but are technically possible for a restaurant to make for you. # HackTheMenu explains that “while some secret menu items were created by the restaurants themselves, most of the secret items were invented by customers and passed on by word-of-mouth.” […]