The simple secret menu trick for getting a cheaper Big Mac

Ashley Lutz

But there's a simple way to get the taste of McDonald's Big Mac for cheaper than the typical $4. 

Just order a McDouble without ketchup, then add lettuce and Big Mac sauce.

This "Poor Man's Big Mac" will cost about $1.49, according to Hack The Menu.

Business Insider has successfully tried this trick at several different McDonald's locations. 

Here are a few other reported secret menu items: 

  • The Chicken McGriddle replaces a fried chicken patty with sausage, egg, or bacon. You can also just add the fried chicken patty to a McGriddle with all the other ingredients. "Chicken McGriddle is a great way to get that chicken and waffles taste when you just can't find the real deal," according to #HackTheMenu. 
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches are a great option for light appetites or vegetarians. Simply order a grilled cheese, specifying that you'd like the bun grilled for maximum toasty flavor. This item costs around $1. 
  • The Pie McFlurry includes an apple pie blended into McFlurry ice cream. This delicious dessert will only cost a couple of dollars and could be shared with a friend.

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