McDonald’s in Japan is giving extra condiments free to customers who request the extras at the time of ordering.
The items on the so-called “Back Menu” include pickles, onions, ketchup, tartar sauce (for the Filet-O-Fish sandwich) and teriyaki sauce (for the Teriyaki burger.)
The Back Menu is not advertised and there is no information about the free extra toppings in McDonald’s stores. Word that McDonald’s will add more condiments upon request is spreading via twitter.
Normally there is one pickle slice on a McDonald’s hamburger. Customers can get two slices upon request at the time of ordering. For McDonald’s sandwiches that usually have two pickle slices, four pickle pieces can be piled on upon request. Customers who ask can also get two squirts of ketchup or mustard, a double serving of onions, and twice as much mayonnaise, tartar sauce or teriyaki sauce.
McDonald’s currently offers a “Grill Order” which lets customers exclude pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, tartar sauce, and other condiments and toppings depending on the sandwich.
The hush-hush Back Menu lets customers get more condiments at no extra charge. A special sticker on the sandwich wrapper indicates more toppings have been included per the customer’s request.
A McDonald’s public relations spokesperson said the decision to offer a “generous” condiment serving on its burgers and other items evolved from the current practice of offering a “fewer” condiments option.
The McDonald’s undercover double-condiments-upon-request scheme began on April 1.