By Ana Calderone / People
July 21, 2015

Fast food fans love to speculate about the existence of secret menu items. And now McDonald’s lovers have proof the restaurant is in on the fun—sort of.

Though a McDonald’s spokesperson tells PEOPLE there is no official secret menu, this person did reveal that the typical menu is commonly adapted.

“We know our customers are really creative, and they tell us all the time that they enjoy customizing our menu,” says the spokesperson.

Some of the more popular over-the-top customizations—with crazy names to match like the “Land, Sea and Air Burger” and the “Monster Mac”—were first released on

Now, during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread, an anonymous McDonald’s manager has confirmed that you can “add, remove or change ingredients by special request. These are called ‘grill orders’ (i.e. Big Mac no pickle).”

But being able to order items off the unofficial menu is just a matter of who is behind the counter, says the manager.

“Order one and the workers might not know it by name,” the manager wrote. “But if you explain what it is, and are willing to pay for all the ingredients, it’s just another ‘grill order’ that we can make up.”

The manager—who used a screenshot of their McDonald’s training log as identity verification—also shared a tip on what not to order.

“DON’T order… the grilled chicken,” they say. “It’s horrible frozen chicken that we defrost and steam and it’s a bit gelatinous.”

Duly noted.

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