People all over the world are becoming more conscious about the food that they eat. Fast food restaurants are full of food that is literally designed to turn people into addicts, and menu items are often chemically altered specifically for this purpose despite being proven to be detrimental to human health, promoting disease, obesity, and many other ailments.
I rarely write articles that aren’t completely original, but I think this is worth sharing, since, at least in my opinion, anything that might potentially draw people away from these foods is worthwhile.
The following questions were posted to Reddit: “What should we not order at your restaurant? Why not?”
According to the Huffington Post, none of these claims are verified, but they received thousands of answers, some of which are quite disturbing (if not exactly surprising).
Anything McCafe At McDonald’s
“I work for McDonald’s and make sure everyone that matters to me never orders anything that comes out of the ‘McCafe’ machine as these are routinely neglected, in practically all the McDonald’s. Not only are staff not properly trained in its cleaning and maintenance, at almost every McDonalds I’ve had experience with, the managers in charge of training them don’t know f*** all either… All McCafe beverages run through a horrifically dirty machine – we’re talking 5+ inches of uncleaned, liquid bullshit making up its inside parts.” – Envirometh
I personally would not recommend eating anything at McDonald’s:
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Do Not Order Hot Dogs at Baseball Games
“I used to work in a baseball park concession stand. The short answer is not to order anything, but if you absolutely have to buy something, don’t buy the hotdogs.
Do not. Buy. The Hot Dogs.
They made it out of the package okay, and might even have been edible after we finished grilling them – and then they went into the water. We kept three pans of water at the back of the grill that held the hot dogs. Any hot dogs left at the end of the day went back into the fridge, and came out again the next day. Me and the other cook put our feet down on throwing out the water and old hot dogs after two full days, but the management didn’t want to let us.” – FreakyCheeseMan
Hopefully this video encourages you to think twice about buying them:
On Steak and Beans at Taco Bell
“I worked at Taco Bell a little bit ago and I warn everyone to stay away from both the beans, and the steak. The beans start out looking like cat food, and the directions are, ‘Add water and stir until you can’t see white anymore.’ The steak was just the worst on dish duty. If it would sit too long it would become like hair gel. It was the worst.” – Beefcake21
On Wendy’s Chili
“I used to work at Wendy’s. The meat used in the chili, yeah that comes from the meat on the grill top that expires and dries up that’s put in to a warming drawer until you have enough for a batch of chili, which we first freeze and then thaw the next day. Also if the chili sitting in the warmer doesn’t sell fast enough we just added hot water to it to mix it up.”
Don’t Order Anything Off the Starbucks “Secret Menu”
“Former Starbucks worker here. Please don’t order anything off the ‘Secret Menu.’ It doesn’t exist. If you want a snickerdoodle, nutella, or captain crunch frappuchino (or whatever other overly sugery thing someone has since come out with), know the base drink and the modifications, and order that. If you just say the name, it’s up to the barista to come up with what’s in the drink, and it may not be what the last barista you ordered from put in there.” – Stac52
On Movie Theatre Popcorn
“I worked at a theater, don’t get popcorn for the first showing – that’s all just last night’s popcorn put into giant garbage bags and then reheated in the warmers in the morning.
Oh yeah and remember that sticky floor in the aisle of the theater? Well what do you think would happen if you had that at your house. YES THAT’S HOW YOU GET ANTS… and cockroaches, and everything else. Plus it’s in the dark most of the time. It’s like a bug buffet once the lights go out and the movie starts.”
Skip The Pasta At Panera, Stick To The Sandwiches
“Panera – pasta; it’s all microwaved, this includes mac and cheese. Smoothies/frozen drinks – nasty base crap that smells and it’s sticky. Cupcakes/coffee cakes – all come frozen. Best items are the real sandwich/salads. Real ingredients and usually fresh.” – President_Pancake
Always Ask for “Fresh” Chicken Nuggets at McDonald’s
“I used to work at McDonalds. If you order, especially chicken nuggets, just ask for them fresh. Otherwise they’ve been just sitting in their container in the heat. They have a timer, but 9/10 times when that timer goes off, people just reset the timer instead of making new ones. This could go on until all the nuggets are sold.” – Ritch88
Steer Clear of Beans at Taco Johns
“Taco Johns reporting for all you mid-westerners. I would steer clear of the beans, at least outside of peak hours, because they sit on the hot table for a long long time and when they dry out, just add water. Everything else is pretty solid though. Worked there a couple years back in 2007-2009 and still love going back to get my fix.” – clamslammer707
BBQ Sandwiches at KFC
“Worked at KFC for ~4 years. The BBQ sandwich is actually made from chicken too old and stale to give to the homeless shelters, so they soak it in BBQ sauce until it can be pulled and then they keep it on the heater for a month.”
The Eggs At Einstein’s
“I worked at Einstein’s bagel place which is basically fast food. Don’t order anything with eggs, they aren’t real eggs and if business is slow they could have been sitting in a container for hours after they are microwaved.” – Thedudeiscj
On Gas Station Slurpees
“Gas station slurpees. The amount of mold in those machines would crush your childhood to a pulp.” – MarTank666
The Doughnuts at Dunkin (Warning: This Will Break Your Heart)
“Currently employed at Dunkin doughnuts and it’s sad but true all the doughnuts and baked goods there come to us frozen.” – Ass_in_assasain
Having trouble losing excess weight? This could be one of the biggest reasons why.
We know so much about food now yet much of the population is overweight and unhealthy because of the quality of our food and our perception about food.
Luckily there's a quiz that you can take to find out where you stand on food addiction. You can take it here.
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