8 Things You Should Never Even Think of Ordering at McDonald's

Big Breakfast with Hotcakes

McDonald's' 1,340-calorie breakfast meal is one of the highest-calorie on the menu. This calorie explosion should be avoided if you're watching your consumption.

Cheeseburger Meal

The "cheeseburger meal" may seem like a fantastic deal, but it includes two cheeseburgers. If you want a smaller meal, choose the Happy Meal without the burger.

Breakfast Near the End of Breakfast Hours

With McDonald's reverting to limited breakfast hours, it's best to avoid ordering breakfast near the end of its availability. The food may not be as fresh as earlier in the morning.

Big Mac

While the Big Mac is a classic McDonald's item, it's not the best bang for your buck. Consider customizing a McDouble instead to save money and calories.

Double Bacon Quarter Pounder with Cheese

This big burger costs almost $10 each meal. This is one of the most expensive meals on the menu, therefore it may not be the ideal pick for a budget.

10-Piece McNuggets

Your 10-piece McNuggets may seem like a fantastic deal, but getting 20 will save you money. The bulk order gives you more food for less per nugget.

4-Piece Chicken Nugget Happy Meal

Opt for the 6-piece nugget option in a Happy Meal instead of the 4-piece. It's only slightly more expensive but gives you two extra nuggets, making it a better value.


While delicious, McDonald's Frappes are both expensive and high in calories. Consider skipping them to save money and avoid unnecessary calories.