Like it or not, for most people, fast food is a part of our lives.
We keep busy, running from place to place, or maybe the idea of fixing dinner for everyone again just to hear them say it’s gross is enough to send you running to the nearest McDonald’s.
Whatever the reason, most of us find ourselves in a drive thru now and again.
If you’re tired of your old staples and looking for something new, these 16 employees have come up with some pretty amazing offerings that you won’t find on the menu.
16. I’m definitely going to try this at home.
Worked at KFC and the biscuits come frozen. We would put them in the fryer instead of the oven and they were the most delicious, dense buttermilk donuts.
Drizzle on some honey and they are awesome!
15. It’s a mad world.
Made some pretty interesting blizzards at DQ. However a customer ordered the most bizarre item by far. A Chili cheese shake. He came in asking if we could do it as his friend bet him nobody would make one, but if he could get a place to make it, he would eat it.
Ordered a large which was 32 oz. I had the pleasure of making it. However we didn’t get to see the guy eat it. I bet it was gross.
14. Sounds like dollar signs to me.
I used to work at Wendy’s. We poured this special strawberry flavoring that was supposed to be used for a fruity drink into a vanilla frosty.
Stirred it up, it tasted amazing.
13. This sounds delightful.
Former pizza hut employee here.
Take overproofed, unusable dough, rip it up, deep fry for a couple minutes, cover in cinnamon sugar.
Boom. Donut bites.
12. Now I want to work at Wendy’s.
When I worked at Wendy’s 2013 , my favorite lil stoner snacks were a Vanilla frosty Mixed with two pumps of the vanilla syrup for the iced coffee – tased like a Birthday cake milkshake, my
Wendy’s also had breakfast so I would take the premade burritos and fry the contents on the grill – toss out the nasty tortilla on it – add it to the artesian breakfast bun we had – added the hollandaise sauce.
For lunch it would be something along the lines of a bacon cheeseburger with the cheese sauce mayo ketchup & grilled onions. With cheese fries add jalapeños of course. And if I wanted to add any more carbs to my day. I could finish it off with the fish fillet sandwich made extra crispy – chopped up & put over some well done French fries.
The strawberry lemonade – add in some fresh strawberries & blueberries from the salad bar . Literally we would just try and do anything new to switch it up.
Used to work in a concession stand at a movie theater. One of my coworkers would make chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks, stick them in a hot dog bun and slather it in marinara to make a chicken parm sandwich.
10. He should have patted them on the back!
Not exactly unique but I left a tray of wings in the oven for too long, not burnt but clearly overcooked. Made up a “new trial product” for extra crispy styled wings.
Went great until someone came back the next day and asked my manager if we had more extra crispy wings in stock.
9. This Midwesterner approves.
Also used to work in concessions at a theater
Someone cooked a pizza in the oven just enough to melt the cheese & then deep fried the crust in the fryer by holding it with the funnel cake spatula. It was pretty damn good
8. Write! These! Down!
At Taco Bell we had a LARGE secret menu.
Ninja Turtle – Baja Blast and regular mountain dew, looked cool.
Mastodon – Chalupa shell with hard shell instead, coated in nacho cheese. Made like a Gordita crunch.
Mastodon Supreme – See above with an extra shell, loaded with sour cream, lettuce, tomato, the works.
Churro Special – Back when the soft churros were a thing, we used to make dessert burritos with them. Breaking an apple pie, two churros, grilled.
Everything Nachos – Which was literally everything on the line. Meats, cheese, and all the toppings. Right when the XXXL Nachos released we started doing this.
We would make these for drive through people who knew what they were if they wanted them. I miss that place man. Night shifts were great shifts, and we came up with quite a few more before I ended up moving.
7. They should sell this for sure.
When I worked at Pizza Hut we would make the stuffed crust minus the pizza. It would just be a giant ring of cheese and dough.
6. I hope the passengers were the drunks…
Night shift at taco bell was awesome. I always worked drive through cause I was the only one who spoke drunk well enough.
I used to make all kinds of stuff but my favorite was basically just a steak quesadilla but steamed and rolled into a burrito rather than grilled and throw some baja sauce on it
5. A hit, for sure.
I worked at a Pizza Hut.
Instead of shaking the cheese powder on the breadsticks, I’d used the cinnamon sugar normally used on the pretzels on them, which tasted amazing fresh out of the oven and worked well the “butter” that you’d swipe on.
The “butter” added the right amount of salt to make the sugar stand out.
4. How are these people not dead?
Similar to your Everything Nachos, at our taco bell we once created the “Rapture” burrito.
Which included every single thing on the line inside 2 12 inch tortillas, and grilled.
And by everything, I mean everything. Including stuff like empanadas and nachos.
3. Sweet snacks are popular.
When I used to work at a Pizza Hut they had the Hershey’s Dunkers and I thought they were alright, bit too chocolatey for my taste.
But when I would make them I would put down a light layer of cinnamon and about 3/4 of the chocolate topping and then use the icing for dunking instead of the chocolate sauce they had.
2. People would for sure buy these.
Used to work at KFC.
Took scoops of potato and made balls out of them, breaded in the crispy flour/batter and cooked them through on a crispy strip cycle before pouring a little gravy over the top and eating them.
Like big potato gems/ tater tots/ potato meatballs -> depending on where you’re from.
1. I feel like he pitched this idea and got turned down.
I used to be the assistant manager of a Pizza Hut before I had to move. I’d take a medium hand tossed dough, toss it like you aren’t supposed to (lol), and then add teriyaki wingstreet sauce as the base, cheese, chicken, green peppers, and onion.
As soon as it came out on cut table, I’d put the garlic butter on the crust and it would be a stir fry pizza with egg roll tasting crust. It was absolutely amazing and would totally make it again if I could
These sound a little hit or miss to me, but I’d be willing to try at least some of them.
If you work at a fast food or chain restaurant, share your own favorite original item in the comments!