Back in 2014, the Internet reached critical gross-out mass when fast food workers shared sordid tales and USDA-unapproved warnings from their places of work. Now that it's 2016, it's time to revisit the must-avoid classics, along with a few, newer AskReddit threads from fast food employees. These threads are fresher than most of their meats.
Sure, you probably shouldn't eat this stuff, but come on, it's just Reddit. Who can trust it? If this thread ends up making you hungry—come on, just go eat there anyway. You deserve it.
1. Good thing the BEANS aren't a huge part of everything on Taco Bell's menu or anything.
2. Good Samaritan Wandering_Red is the only thing standing between you and your EpiPen.
3. The only thing questionable at KFC is a little ingredient called the chicken, according to ShameYourBrains.
4. Someone named phallicburitto wouldn't lie to you, right?
5. Just make sure you find the one McDonald's that looks completely spotless, according to this guy.
This question gets asked a lot, the #1 answer is always shit like the frappe machines at McDonald's, but only because they get disgusting if they're not reliably cleaned.
6. Ah, but Ptownskater420 says "almost everything." That can't possibly include cheesy bread.
7. IceKingsokka backs that whole chicken thing up.
8. PseudoEntertainment takes the revolutionary stance "I would not recommend the fish."
9. IS CHICKEN NEVER SAFE??? If you still think Jared is innocent, don't read this comment from Hotpotabo.
10. This is the worst dirt anyone seems to have on Chipotle. That's impressive considering the e.coli outbreak that was probably caused by dirt on Chipotle.
I used to work at chipotle, and never ever ever order the Tacos. You get less than half the regular portions. Instead, order a bowl with whatever you want in it, then ask for the taco shells, hard or soft, on the side.
When i was there, the shells were free to get on the side. Im sure they still are but im not 100% sure
11. Oh, big surprise, Dfunatron. The McDonald's nuggets may be a liquid, but they're a delicious liquid you'd be lucky to have, even through a straw.
I don't work there anymore and things are probably different now but when i worked at McDonalds 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.
Had to make myself a twenty piece just to get over the sight of the nugget pool. Still delicious.
12. DerpingLlamas explains why you never order extra mayo at Subway.
13. Let's take a quick break from the disgusting for a humorous anecdote from Nebu explaining why you don't order a triple burger from Harvey's.
One time I went to a Harvey's and I asked for a triple burger with bacon. The guy behind the cash looked at me for a moment, and then said "No, you're getting a double burger, no bacon." I shrugged and gave him the money, and he gave me the double burger.
He was right: a double burger was enough to make me full.
14. And now, back to the disgusting.
15. Wolf3188 brings word of an Australian dish that's been sorely missing here so far.
16. And reddeaditor backs that pan-hate up with another horrifying anecdote.
I worked at many pizza places over my days. Pizza Hut pan crust pizza should not be consumed by people. The process just to make it from a frozen puck into that fat laden doughball involves about 1/3 cup of oil squirted into the pan, and then spraying more "butter flavored" oil on top of it.
Add that to the fact our most common order was a large meat lovers pan crust pizza (yea enjoy every slice at 28g of fat and 1200 (m)grams of sodium per slice, about half of each respectable intake for a single slice of nasty pizza)
EDIT: OF COURSE I MEANT 1200 (mg) COME ON PEOPLE!
17. Bonafideago is clearly a McDonald's loyalist in the upcoming civil war.
Long time employee of both McDonald's, and burger king.
My advice, avoid burger king before 11am. They do not have a grill in their kitchens, and you cannot flame broil a egg, or sausage patty, or bacon, or anything else they sell for breakfast. Everything in the breakfast menu either comes out of the microwave, or the deep fryer. It's nasty, and terrible for you.
McDonald's breakfast is, well there is a reason why they own the fast food breakfast market. It's all fresh, and remarkably good.
Also between the two, McDonald's had much better control of food safety standards. At least at the handful of locations I've worked at in my area.
18. VioletViola makes sure everyone can agree to just never eat hot dogs out of the house.
Sonic- I would say the hot dogs or the breakfast burritos. May not be in every store, but unless I was the opening manager, they usually used the same egg mix for several hours, and they used the hot dogs til they got dried out.
Hardee's- I don't know if they still have chili dogs, but that. They normally microwave the hotdog, and then put chili on it. Sometimes they wouldn't change the chili out when it was supposed to go. Had a pan at close that was still good for a day, marked it in grease pencil on the side, and 3 days later they were still using that pan. Gross.
19. And use Pelieas's technique if you skimmed this article and have a hankering for something fast and greasy that won't kill you.
Ctrl+F "Chicken Fries"