McDonald's is bringing 4 fan-inspired food hacks to their menu, from the 'Surf and Turf' to the 'Hash Brown McMuffin'

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Four new fan-inspired McDonald's items are headed to menus for a limited time starting Jan. 31. (Photo: McDonald's)
Four new fan-inspired McDonald's items are headed to menus for a limited time starting Jan. 31. (Photo: McDonald's)

It's tough to scroll through your TikTok feed without seeing fast-food hacks that make you crave sugary desserts and savory sandwich combos. Whether it's adding a McDonald's apple pie to soft-serve ice cream for the perfect apple crisp or creating buffalo chicken "cheese fries" with Chicken McNuggets and sauce packets, the social media platform is a treasure trove of ways to hack the traditional McDonald's menu and try something new.

Now, McDonald's is getting in on the trends, adding four fan-inspired menu items to their line-up. Starting Jan. 31, customers can order these creative creations at their local McDonald's or on the McDonald's app for a limited time.

Early risers will want to try the Hash Brown McMuffin, a combination of a Sausage McMuffin with Egg and hash brown potatoes the chain credits food and travel TikToker Sarah Sandlin with creating.

McDonald's Hash Brown McMuffin will be available starting Jan. 31 for a limited time. (Photo: McDonald's)
McDonald's Hash Brown McMuffin will be available starting Jan. 31 for a limited time. (Photo: McDonald's)

"I've been saying for years that the Hash Brown goes inside of the Sausage McMuffin with Egg," Sandlin said in a press release provided by McDonald's, "that extra little crispy bite is the real breakfast cheat code."

Later in the day, three amped-up burgers will be available.

The Crunchy McDouble, a Double Cheeseburger topped with Chicken McNuggets, tastes best topped with Tangy BBQ Sauce, according to creator Greg Simms. "It's simple, yet so tasty," he said. "Order it now and thank me later."

McDonald's recommends topping the Crunchy Double with Tangy BBQ Sauce. (Photo: McDonald's)
McDonald's recommends topping the Crunchy Double with Tangy BBQ Sauce. (Photo: McDonald's)

There's also the Land, Air and Sea, a McChicken, Big Mac and Filet-o-Fish stack from TikToker Julian Broadway that he described as "the flavor I never knew I needed, until I needed it."

Is the Land, Air and Sea one sandwich or three sandwiches combined? (Photo: McDonalds)
Is the Land, Air and Sea one sandwich or three sandwiches combined? (Photo: McDonalds)

The final fan-favorite menu addition is the Surf and Turf, a marriage of the Double Cheeseburger and Filet-O-Fish. PJ Mattingly, the sandwich creator, said, "Sometimes I'm craving the flaky crunch of a Filet-O-Fish, sometimes I want the juiciness of a Double Cheeseburger and sometimes I want both. So why choose?"

The Surf and Turf combines a Filet-O-Fish and a Double Cheeseburger. (Photo: McDonald's)
The Surf and Turf combines a Filet-O-Fish and a Double Cheeseburger. (Photo: McDonald's)

Why indeed?

But it's not just these creators who love a good McDonald's hack. From a "Snickers" iced coffee to "chicken and waffles," here are some other try-worthy TikTok hacks for next time you're in the drive-through lane.

"Snickers" iced coffee

Buffalo chicken fries

Orange float

Monster Mac

Big McChicken

Chicken and ... Hot Cakes

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