People who are fortunate to live near an In-N-Out Burger, are well aware of their “secret menu” and even the burger chain’s “super secret menu.” Both are a combination of the burger chain’s exceptional customer service and the making of a burger cult. The cult wishes everyone who can’t order a burger from an In-N-Out location due to their location and a lack of a distribution center within a day’s drive, that not only can they have one but they can have and even an better one. It’s annoying, but if I lived in California or Texas I’m not sure I wouldn’t do the same.
Now, with no cooperation from Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), there are two apps that will allow Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) customers to order off the coffee chain’s secret menu as well. The menu is for those who aren’t necessarily coffee drinkers, but Starbucks addicts and aficionados. Those that fancy up their “coffee” with an endless list of combinations using ingredients that the store always has on hand. The secret menu also includes seasonal items that Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) offers for a limited time but can and will make year round. If you crave an Egg Nog something or other, you have it in June if you wish.
Starbucks fans can order specialty beverages year round
For iOS users, the app is called Secret Menu for Starbucks and costs $0.99 from the App Store. It is a list of just over 50 “secret” drinks and includes ordering instructions and ingredients for either the counter staff or the baristas if they are not in the know. It will also allow you to submit your own recipes for possible inclusion in the app. Options include: the Burnt Marshmallow Macchiato, a Happy Shot (a caffeine fiend’s best friend), or a Fruit Roll Up Refresher, among others. The app also allows for a favorite list for easy access.
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For Android users you will find both a free and premium paid app called Hidden Menu Coffee Drinks. It is very similar to the app mentioned above but the drink list is longer and also also allows you to create a favorite drink list.
Now in addition to being wary of “Greeks bearing gifts,” you can extend that to beware of those with a smartphone in the line ahead of you. Unfortunately, the latter already makes up the bulk of Starbucks’ clientele.