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Posted 11/23/15
How do you guys feel about secret menus? For example Jamba Juice and some Starbucks have secret menus. Do you think it's irrelevant? Should everything just be put out there plainly? Why does it have to be secret though? Dicuss
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Posted 11/23/15
"secret"?

as in like, you have to be an exclusive part of a society in order to order it or something?

that's just silly.
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Posted 11/23/15
i agree, why does it have to be secret? secretieses hobbites
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Posted 11/23/15
I don't think they should have secret menus. They should just put whatever was on the secret menu and put it on the regular menu. In-N-Out also has a secret menu.
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Posted 11/23/15

SprinkleSpot wrote:

I don't think they should have secret menus. They should just put whatever was on the secret menu and put it on the regular menu. In-N-Out also has a secret menu.


You must be down south to see those. I didn't know they had a secret menu.... Oh, wait.
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Posted 11/23/15
The secret menu I know at Starbucks is made up. Lots of Starbucks employees have no clue about the "secret" menu. I read they'll make a drink for you if you have the ingredients listed though. Reading how annoyed some Starbucks employees get when people try to order off the "secret" menu, I would be too embarrassed to order off it. I assume the secret menus at other places are fake as well.
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Posted 11/23/15
"Secret" menus are just unlisted items they aren't really secret. What they need is a special order menu for people instead of just leaving it up to people to find out about it.
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Shouldn't secret menus just be something to reward returning customers, and prevent them from getting bored of the basic menu. As I see it, it could be useful to put your dishes that only appeal to a certain sense of taste off your main menu, so you do not lose a new customer.
An example would be, I personally like slightly charred saute, however where I live not many people enjoy this taste and wrongly associate it with bad cooking. So it would not make sense to not let a new customer try a dish prepared this way. However if I am already am invested in the restaurant, it makes sense for me to have access to these more hit and miss dishes.
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28 / M / Baton Rouge, Loui...
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"I'd like the leg of lamb"

Waiter: "what's the password?"

"Cheese Statue of Santa Clause...."

Waiter: "..and?"

"On a Monday Morning"

Waiter: "Your lamb will be ready shortly, sir"

Date: "What was all that about?"

"I don't even know, man"
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Posted 11/23/15
If it's a secret menu then who the heck knows about it? I know that there are some Chinese restaurants that have special menus with things on them that only the Chinese customers get to see, and some of the social clubs have special members only items, but that's about as far as it goes.

Seriously, a secret is only a secret when only two people know about it and one of them is dead.
Posted 11/23/15
Like how they can make a green tea frappe but it's not listed up there?
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Posted 11/23/15
Secret menus? What the hell does that even mean?
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23 / M / Tennessee
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Posted 11/23/15
At the place I currently work at, we have a not-so-secret unlisted item which people don't really know they can order unless
they either know, or we tell them.

It's not really a matter of us intentionally hiding it, it's just that it's not an advertised item on our menu.
It just kinda slipped through the cracks when HQ changed the menus for the franchise.

Typically though, we recommend that item to customers all the time.
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20 / M / California
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Posted 11/23/15
You can say secret menus are for "enthusiast" and like to be creative. They're like the specials. But they aren't really so secret since you can find them all over the internet.

And In-N-Out's secret menu is almost like a normal menu now since everyone pretty much knows their secret menu.
Posted 11/23/15
I think it's irrelevant. Most of the population has no clue about secret menu items. I didn't even know until my friend told me.
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