In a recent revelation by a popular TikTok creator known as @tommywinkler, McDonald’s aficionados have been introduced to a secret menu item known as the McBrunch. The concoction, which has gained popularity among fast-food enthusiasts, is a fusion of two cheeseburger patties, bacon, scrambled eggs (distinct from the round McMuffin variety), and a hash brown sandwiched between two sesame seed buns. Interestingly, this unique item is only available during the brief transition period from breakfast to lunch, around 10:35 a.m., when McDonald’s switches from serving breakfast staples to their regular menu.
According to The Food Guy, who tested the McBrunch for himself, the optimal time to order this secret item is when all the necessary ingredients are readily available on the grill. Although not confirmed by McDonald’s, the existence of a secret menu was acknowledged by the company in 2020, with a spokesperson expressing that customers’ creativity in customizing orders is welcomed. Additionally, a McDonald’s manager, participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread, revealed that customers can make “grill orders,” allowing them to add, remove, or change ingredients by special request. However, it was emphasized that not all staff may be familiar with popular secret menu items by name, requiring customers to describe their desired order as a “grill order.”
Interestingly, the McBrunch has been a mainstream menu item in McDonald’s outlets in Australia for some time, known as the Big Brekkie Burger. This Aussie version includes two burger patties, a hash brown, melted cheese, bacon, an egg, and a dollop of BBQ sauce, but like its American counterpart, it is only available before 10:30 a.m.
In addition to the McBrunch revelation, McDonald’s has introduced two new sauces to its menu lineup: sweet and spicy jam sauce and mambo sauce. The sweet and spicy jam sauce offers a fruit-forward flavor with a hint of spice, while the mambo sauce is inspired by barbecue-style condiments found in Washington D.C. and Chicago, featuring acidity, sweetness, and a slowly building heat.