This McDonald's Hack Will Change How You Order A Big Mac

McDonald's has long tried to feed the Haburglar in everyone. Or the Fry Fiend. Or the McMuffin Stuffer. Or ... you get the idea. Whether people are searching for crunchy fries or a big burger with plenty of ketchup on the side, McDonald's wants to make sure those people find it at a place with a big golden M. According to the official McDonald's website, it all began with two brothers, Dick and Mac McDonald, who initially tried to make a mark in the movie industry. They didn't find what they were looking for and moved on to drive-in eateries. Their idea worked and in 1948, the duo implemented an efficient system, selling hamburgers for 15 cents. Well, this took off and paved the way for McDonald's restaurants in the future.

Today, McDonald's is one of the most prominent names in the food industry and the menu features a range of items, including classic burgers, chicken McNuggets, soft serve, hot chocolate, coffee, hash browns, hot apple pie, and more. Of course, one of its largest claims to fame is the Big Mac. And in the name of financial efficiency, fans can even recreate one of the chain's most iconic items on the cheap.

Save $2 by ordering a modified McDouble

It's possible to have a Big Mac at McDonald's and walk out with $2 in savings. Sort of. As per a Reddit post, diners think they've been paying extra for just a whole lot of bread when they ask for a Big Mac. So the solution is technically not to order that sandwich at all.

One poster suggested a nifty hack. "You can get a McDouble ... no ketchup, no mustard, add lettuce, add mac sauce and it's pretty much the same thing," they wrote. All that is missing is the bun in the middle and, well, sesame seeds. The order costs around $2 while a standard big Mac is priced at around $4. According to a 2016 article by Thrillist, both meals use the same patties, which weigh 63 grams. So those who can go without the extra piece of bread can save some wallet bread. Did somebody say McDoouble?