What NOT To Eat For Fast Food


As we previously mentioned, a McDonald’s employee hosted an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit.

Well that got the Reddit community thinking and so a user posted the question:

“Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc).”

So want to eat as cleanly and healthily as possibly at fast food joints? Well here are some foods to stay away from and what some fast food workers had to say about them.

Chicken Nuggets – “When I worked at McDonald’s, I accidentally left a whole bag of about 100 chicken nuggets out on a counter for way too long. They melted. Into a pool of liquid. I never understood why. But they were completely indiscernible as being the nuggets i once knew.”

Wendy’s Chili – “The meat comes from hamburger patties that sat on the grill too long to serve to customers. They take them and put them in a bin and then throw them in the fridge. When the chili is made they take it out, boil it, chop it up and dump them in the chili.”

Vegetarian Items – “I used to work at a restaurant where we deep-fried the Gardenburger patties in the same oil we deep-fried the bacon.”

Grilled Chicken – “At the beginning of the day we are told to get them out of the freezer and put them into hot water where they remain ALL DAY. then at the end of the day you have to take them out and SQUEEZE the gross ass chicken water out of them which by now has made the meat soggy. Then we put them in a plastic container where they await the same treatment the next day.”

Five Guys seems to be the exception to the rule with all of their food being never frozen and relatively healthy.

Still, fast food is fast food.

If you’re looking for something that’s not gross, we recommend anything other than fast food.

Jul 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT

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