Monday, 09 July 2012
It's no secret that fast food in general is unhealthy and puts people at greater risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. But there are some foods so treacherous that even the employees would tell you to stay away. Here are a few dishes that the insiders advise to stay away. These are direct quotes from Reddit users:
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."
Vegetarians Beware: "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: One McDonald's employee confessed to slathering grilled chicken breasts with liquid margarine to keep it from sticking. An ex-Subway employee described the defrosting process they used, which involved soaking the chicken in hot water for hours, then squeezing the "chicken water" out at the end of the day.
What do you think? Will you be avoiding these foods or avoiding fast food all together?