Use this secret McDonald’s hack when ordering a Filet-O-Fish sandwich

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Sales of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich typically skyrocket during Lent, as many Catholics give up meat on Fridays. In fact, some people jokingly refer to March as the start of “Filet-O-Fish season.”

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How to always get a hot and fresh McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish

This is such a big deal that some McDonald’s locations will offer promotions on the Filet-O-Fish during Lent, such as 2 for $4. While prices vary by location, a Filet-O-Fish meal usually costs about $6.

For the best tasting meal possible, Reddit users have suggested getting the fish sandwich without cheese (or with another modification) to know 100% that it was assembled after placing the order.

But an even better option is to politely ask for a cooked-to-order Filet-O-Fish, which will take about five minutes. Ordering any item off the menu this way will ensure that it’s hot and fresh.

If you order your Filet-O-Fish the regular way, the wild-caught Alaska Pollock will come on a steamed bun with tartar sauce and American cheese.

However, don’t feel shortchanged when you notice only half a slice of cheese!

According to McDonald’s website, the company uses the same recipe that one of its franchisees came up with in 1961. So if you want “extra” cheese, request it when placing your order.

One final tip: You can usually order the Double Filet-O-Fish meal for only about $1 extra.


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