Eat At Your Own Risk! Restaurant Foods to Avoid
We've all eard about how restaurant food and especially fast food can be fattening and perhaps prepared in seemingly dubious ways. Business Insider magazine recently did an article referencing food industy employees who left their comments on a reddit.com thread.
True?False? Not sure! And in fairness to the companies, we don't know if these weren't disgruntled workers or even real employees just because they claimed to be one.
I take some of these comments with a grain of salt (and with a vat of fat Hahaha) and will probably still enjoy my occasional fast food/restaurant meal.
But nonetheless, just in case you think there may be truth to this, and want to be "informed", here's what was written.
"Seafood salad" at Subway.
"By seafood they meant imitation crab and the rest was just mayo, a lot of mayo. The killer was when people got extra mayo on their mayo and fake crab sandwich."
"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. It's all safe, but a lot of people seemed upset when I told them about it."
Arby's Roast Beef
"I can't eat the roast beef after working at Arby's. If you touch it while it's raw you'll never get it off your fingers."
Fish sandwiches at Burger King.
"You had four vats of oil that you cooked fries in. After about two days, the oil got too dark for fries. So we switched it over to the ones for chicken. Since it was darker, it was ok. Then that goes on for a week. After a week of massive frying. The oil is black as motor oil. At that point, it's switched to the Fish Filet vat. That's the only thing you cook in that vat."
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.
"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."
The chicken breast at Subway.
"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."
The Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza.
"The stuffed-crust pizza has an entire stick of mozzarella cheese crammed into the crust of EVERY SINGLE SLICE. The pizzas are cut eight ways, so that's eight full mozzarella sticks you'll be getting per stuffed-crust pizza."
The Bloomin' Onion at Outback.
"The trademark appetizer at Outback is cooked in four-day-old, four times filtered shortening. the same oil used to make french fries, then coconut shrimp, then chicken tenders, all finally getting infused into the thick batter that encases that husk of a vegetable."
The McRib at McDonald's.
"The way it looks before we put the sauce on it is absolutely revolting. It doesn't look like meat at all, it looks like a scab."
Large Blizzards at Dairy Queen.
"The spindles for the blender aren't long enough to go to the bottom of the cup so it's impossible to blend it properly. You end up getting two or three inches of plain ice cream at the bottom. You don't need a large anyway."
McDonald's Sweet Tea.
"There is a pound of sugar per gallon. That's more than soda."
KFC Buffalo Chicken Snackers and Coleslaw.
"KFC shredded buffalo chicken snackers are made with the "expired" chicken that sat in the heating bay for too long and can't be sold to customers. Also, the coleslaw. The sauce was often mixed by hand into the lettuce with someone who had gloves that came to their wrists. When finished they would have sauce up their forearms."
Taco Bell beans.
"They're not beans, it's literally oatmeal oats that inflate when you add hot water. Some beans are thrown in, but the entire thing is like clay. I can sculpt things with it."
Muffins at Tim Horton's.
"At Tim Horton's the muffins contain more fat (on average) than the doughnuts. Do yourself a favor and have a donut instead."
Fast food veggie burgers.
"Do not order veggie burgers, ESPECIALLY if you do it for religious reasons. It's cooked in a microwave, and handled by people and utensils that have made contact with meat products. Seriously, if you want a veggie burger of such a low quality, just buy some frozen patties at a store, grill them yourself, and you will be way better off."