8 Restaurant Sauces We Love

 8 Restaurant Sauces We Love

Jalisco, Mexico


I have been getting many requests lately, asking “How do you make this sauce from this restaurant or that sauce from that restaurant”. Well there are so many favorite chain restaurant sauces to share but I put together this list of 8 copy cat sauces. These are the ones I’ve made at home and enjoy with my favorite meals or snacks. Some are slightly similar but different in their own way. Easy, fresh, delicious and you know what exactly is going into your sauce. So give it a try, shall we!

1. Big Mac Sauce


Probably the most requested and the easiest sauce to make for your favorite burgers. Big Mac sauce, don’t we all love it?
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp relish
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 salt



  • In a bowl, add mayonnaise, relish, mustard, apple cider vinegar, bbq sauce and seasonings
  • Whisk well to combine
  • Cover and place in fridge for at least an hour to develop flavors
  • Shake or stir before serving
  • Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks

2. Arby’s Sauce


Sweet, tangy, and a little spicy! Love this on homemade burgers and sandwiches!


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Heinz 57 Steak Sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg



  • In a bowl whisk together all ingredients until well blended
  • Chill in fridge until ready to serve
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 2 weeks

3. KFC Honey BBQ Sauce


A delicious tangy barbecue sauce for your chicken burgers or wings! A great dipping sauce also.


  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder



  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir until ingredients are well combined and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes
  • Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks

4. Blooming Onion Dipping Sauce


This dipping sauce tastes exactly like the one you’ll find at Outback Steakhouse and is perfect for your favorite onion rings or fries. It has a nice kick !


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper



  • In a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until completely combined
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve
  • Leftover dipping sauce can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 1 week

5. Chick-Fil-A Sauce


A classic dipping sauce with notes of honey mustard and a smoky tang, perfect for those chicken fingers and burgers!


  • 2/3 cup real mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp hickory brown sugar barbecue sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-2 drops liquid smoke



  • Place all of the ingredients into a bowl
  • Whisk until fully combined
  • Chill for 8 hours or overnight in a tightly sealed container
  • May be stored in a sealed container for up to 1 week in fridge

6. In-N-Out Burger Sauce


The delicious “secret” sauce that is used on all burgers and topped on Animal Style Fries is close to 1000 Island dressing!


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar



  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix well
  • Let cool in fridge, covered for at least an hour
  • Store covered in fridge for up to 2 weeks

7. TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Sauce


The most scrumptious sauce, perfect for your grilled meats. Sweet and slightly spicy.


  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp minced white onion
  • 1 tbsp Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 1 tbsp crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper



  • In a medium sauce pot, add the water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar over medium/high heat
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat until mixture is just simmering
  • Add the minced garlic
  • Whisk to combine
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir
  • Let the mixture simmer for 40-50 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by about half and is thick and syrupy
  • Don’t let it boil over
  • Store unused in covered in fridge up to 2 weeks

8. Fry Sauce


Fry sauce is the easiest and tastiest way to dress up a plate of french fries. It’s fabulous on burgers, too!


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp season salt



  • In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients
  • Adjust taste as needed
  • Store in a covered container for up to 2 weeks in fridge


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