*So you love your fast food, yes? Hey, there are times when all of us find ourselves stuck with minimal options. Busy schedules sometimes force even healthy eaters to apprehensively drive up to Subway, McDonalds, Burger King or some other fast food franchise to order food that we might not normally eat.
Hey, I just as well had taken $12 and threw it in the garbage the other night. I found myself “stuck” around 12:30 a.m. I was starving and truthfully, hadn’t eaten fast fool for a number of years. But I sure did drive up to one of the above-mentioned Drive Thru windows and order a meal I ended up detesting. I couldn’t even eat it…other than the fries, that is.
But did you know there are meals that even the workers at McDonald’s, Subway and Burger King dare not eat? Uh-huh. There are. And of course these workers didn’t want to go on record, but that didn’t stop ’em from spillin’ the dirt.
Take heed people!
McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish topped the list of nasty foods. Well nasty might be a bit harsh, but less than “fresh,”…much less is more like it. Turns out, no matter how hot that fish patty is when you get it, unless you ordered it special, the patty was probably sitting around just waiting for you.
“At McDonald’s just say you want a fish filet cooked to order. It will take ~5 more minutes but worth it compared to the filet that has been in the heated cabinet for hours,” one worker says.
Another worker agrees, and adds: “I used to work at McDonald’s. Don’t order our fish patties. No one ever does and I swear some days we’d make a batch and it would sit there all day until someone ordered some.”
OK. Let’s reinsert “nasty.”
“It’s been 3 years since I worked there but I can promise you that filet of fish is not fresh by any stretch of the imagination,” comments this ex-employee.
Lets move on.
The ‘oven roasted’ chicken was actually boiled in a microwave,” admits a worker at one Subway location.
That’s nasty by any stretch of the imagination. Chicken boiled in a microwave. Ugh!
I can’t even…
“All Starbucks food is reheated frozen food.”
I must admit how NOT surprising this one is. I mean look at it. Already packaged and waiting for you. The sandwiches. Nothing appealing about them at all.
And yes, it does piss me off how overpriced it is. I curse myself whenever I allow myself to get that hungry.
Now just because these foods aren’t fresh doesn’t mean the franchise is going against safety rules. They are still expected to abide by strict hygiene standards.
You can tell where I’m going with this right?
Listen, we’ve read the stories about some of the things cooks, servers, etc. have done to get back at arrogant customers. Or the fact that they don’t even adhere to good hygiene themselves. And the health department does not make it easy for the consumer to report either.
Case in point.
I was at a certain KFC in Los Angeles. A unique-shaped building on the corner of a certain street. For some ungodly reason it was the 2nd day in a row I ended up there. Definitely my bad. Each day there was no soap in the restroom. The first day I must’ve been so hungry I just didn’t realize, “Wait, if there is no soap up here in this restroom; and there is no restroom downstairs, where do the workers wash THEIR hands?”
I came downstairs and walked out the door. It was after-hours so I knew not to try and call the health department. So the next day I went online to decipher which department would best deal with the situation and emailed them.
A few days later I received an automated response saying “You have reached the wrong department.”
No suggestions as to what would be the correct department.
We take our lives in our hands every single time we eat out. Fast food or sit down. Just because a restaurant is expensive and even clean, what do you think, their going to have you sit in squalor? Have you seen the kitchen?
Hey! You got a fast food horror story? Holla in the comments section!