With the way fast food prices seem to keep rising just as fast as gas prices, we’ll soon need to start selling bodily fluids just to eat out.  So I know I can speak for most Americans when I say that if I can find a deal or a backdoor into something, I’ll most likely be taking it.  While we aren’t all syphoning gas from our neighbors car or slinging drugs yet, things are getting tighter than George Costanza’s wallet.  So our newest Geek Go-To is aimed at getting a Big Mac from McDonald’s without actually ordering the sandwich by name or paying the near $4 tariff that rolls alongside of it.


The Big Mac ingredients are almost as famous as Ryan Seacrest’s mouth.  The two “all beef” patties, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, special sauce, all fixated in a triple sesame seed infused bun.  It’s been McDonald’s calling card for seemingly forever and I have crushed quite a few in my day.  But what really gives the Big Mac its signature flavor? The secret is in the oh so secret sauce.  Which is really just mayo and Thousand Island dressing but shhhhh it’s a secret.


This where our Geek Go-To comes in.  Thanks to FFG reader @stevens88 for sharing his play, we’ve all seen the light.  As we’ve mentioned in a prior GGT, the McDonald’s double cheeseburger consists of two beef patties, double slices of American Cheese, pickle, onion, ketchup and mustard.  Condiments and lettuce aside, this appears to be a Big Mac minus that middle bun element.


So simply head into McDonald’s and order a double cheeseburger with Bic Mac Sauce.  While you may or may not have to tell them to hold the mustard and ketchup, they’ll typically understand what you’re going for.  The best part about this is the double cheeseburger is its price rolls through at only $1.29.  Adding the Big Mac sauce will usually cost you a 30 cents upcharge, still reining in the burger to under 2 stones.  You can even get the McDouble for 30 cents cheaper if you don’t mind losing a piece of cheese.

So you eat fewer carbs with less bun action and still get that Bic Mac taste for a fraction of the price.  Sounds like a new go-to to me.