Chains are releasing their secret recipes for you to recreate at home
From McMuffins to Disney churros, now we can make the classics in our own kitchens
Since the dawn of time (well, since the dawn of restaurants), people have been trying to recreate chain restaurant food at home. Being stuck in our houses because of covid-19 has only upped the ante, with people desperate for their chain faves. And there have been some valiant attempts, exhibit A:
If you ever wondered what it might take for McDonald’s to release the top secret recipe for their decades-old sausage and egg McMuffins, we now have our answer. It’s a global pandemic. But hey, every cloud and all that. Because earlier this month McDonald’s did indeed release the top secret recipe — so now you can recreate the iconic breakfast sandwich at home.
But McDonald’s isn’t the only chain to make their recipes public. Among the latest to follow in the path of the golden arches is DoubleTree by Hilton, which revealed its “official chocolate chip cookie recipe” like it was international trade secrets or something.
In the announcement, DoubleTree claims that the cookies “have a passionate fan following”. (We’ll let you be the judge of that). And they followed it up with this random morsel of information: “The DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie even became the first food to be baked in orbit during experiments aboard the International Space Station.”
Disney also shared the recipe for its much-loved churro bites, and Waffle House released take-home bags of its signature waffle mix (which have now sadly sold out).
We’re not convinced that our homemade attempts of dining classics can come close to the real thing - but at least it gives us a challenge in the kitchen.
Tell us what chain faves you've tried to make at home? 🍔🍪🧇