13 Secrets You Need To Know About Fast Food Restaurants

13 Secrets You Need To Know About Fast Food Restaurants

August 9, 2019 21 By William Morgan


Secrets You Didn’t Know About Fast Food
Restaurants
Are you a lover of all things McDonalds, Taco
Bell, Burger King, and more?
Well, then you might enjoy this video of fast
food secrets you didn’t know!
Whether it’s a burger, a large serving of
fries or just some donuts, fast food restaurants
have become a staple in many people’s lifestyles
and diets.
How much thought have you given your fast
food eating experience?
How much do you really know about your favorite
burger place?
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13.
Color psychology: The first of many fast food
secrets in this video has to do with the color
fast food restaurants use in their food and
advertisements.
You might not know it, but colors play a big
part in the decision-making process when it
comes to food.
The color scheme that is chosen is used in
order to influence your decision-making.
Take McDonalds, for example.
The colors red and yellow are meant to entice
you to buy food.
Yellow and red complement each other perfectly.
At a subconscious level, they make you want
to stop for a bite to eat.
This is sometimes called the ketchup and mustard
theory.
Red is known to trigger appetite and hunger
while drawing attention at the same time.
Yellow triggers feelings of cheerfulness and
friendliness.
The two combined make a perfect match.
12.
Frozen meat: You might be surprised to find
out that there is no such thing as grilled
meat at fast food joints.
Most beef burger patties at places like mcdonalds
and burger king are actually frozen and processed
at a factory nearby.
They are then shipped to different locations.
If this doesn’t turn you off from fast food
restaurants, I’m not sure what will.
Do you know the truth about salads from fast
food restaurants?
Well, keep watching til the very end to find
out what those fast food secrets are!
11.
Artificial smells: Fast food chains tend to
add an artificial smoke smell to their meat
in order to make it seem more like real beef
patties.
And yes, those grill marks are either added
on or are just there when the meat is reheated.
This seems deceitful, but it’s totally common
for fast food joints to do this.
10.
Super sizing.
The goal is always to sell you more.
That’s why the staff at places like Burger
King or McDonald’s is always taught to ask
if you would like to ‘upsize’ a drink
or get some sort of dessert.
Psychology has shown that it is much more
difficult to say no to something that is offered,
that’s why it is harder to say no when they
propose additional food.
9.
Breakfast foods.
Lots of fast food places sell breakfast with
eggs that look like they came pre-packaged
(gross).
Are they real eggs?
It is actually a combination of real eggs
and something called ‘premium egg mixture.’
It consists of glycerin and the food additive
E552.
Remember this the next time you order a breakfast
sandwich!
And besides, really, who gets breakfast at
places like taco bell?!
Kinda gross, no?
8.
Fast consumption.
The yummy, greasy and delicious food at fast
food joints like Taco Bell and other places
is made to be consumed quickly.
This is because studies have shown that more
chewing and slower eating leads to less total
food intake.
So the faster someone eats, the more they
will eat…which means more money for the
restaurant.
Studies have shown that when we eat at fast
food restaurants, we actually chew our food
about 12 times.
When we eat outside of restaurants (in our
home, at work, etc.) we chew roughly 15 times.
Who knew that there are studies out there
based solely on counting how many times we
chew our food?!
7 Sizing.
A medium sized drink is not actually medium.
Since most people get the ‘standard size’
drinks, the standard is no longer medium,
it is actually large.
Studies show that people are more likely to
drink more when the drink is labeled as medium
as opposed to large, which means they are
more likely to buy a medium drink.
6.
Burgers.
Burgers are cooked almost immediately in most
fast food restaurants.
As you have probably already noticed in your
lifetime, burgers are created in about 30
seconds when you order your food at a fast
food joint, hence the name fast food.
There’s a reason the quality of burgers
at fast food joints is so much different than
they are at regular restaurants.
The reason burgers are made within such a
short period of time at fast food restaurants
is because the meat is already frozen and
all they have to do is heat it up.
But most times, standard burgers are already
pre-made and the chain’s goal is to serve
as many burgers as possible.
So, the next time you order a burger at mcdonalds
or burger king, you may want to think again!
5.
Soda: Some people insist that soft drinks
at fast-food restaurants just taste different
and are better.
Although it is the exact same recipe, most
chains tend to mix the soda with water.
Fast food chains also store their soda in
metal containers that maintain the freshness.
Some fast food restaurant sodas also taste
different due to their filtration systems.
Mixing the soda concentrate with water at
the restaurant also makes the drink taste
‘fresher.’
It may be the reason behind why people insist
on sodas at fast food restaurants tasting
better.
Fast food restaurants are also known to have
a different water/syrup ratio which makes
the soda taste better.
4.
Styrofoam cups: Did you know that Styrofoam
cups that store hot drinks can have some negative
health effects?
It’s true, hot drinks that are served in Styrofoam
cups can actually have a negative effect on
the nervous system and some studies have even
shown that it could cause signs of depression.
This is because Styrofoam is not supposed
to be heated and when it gets hot (or stores
hot liquid) a chemical is released which can
create adverse effects.
Styrofoam cups contain styrene, which is classified
as a “possible human carcinogen” by the
National Toxicology Program (NTP).
Carcinogens are substances which are capable
of causing cancer.
3.
Neurologically speaking, everything tastes
the same.
Fast food chains know what tastes good and
what doesn’t.
They understand which foods react to which
reward centers of the brain.
This makes it easier for fast food chains
to create foods which are more likely to be
consumed by people because of the way their
brains react to the food they are eating.
2.
Pleasure receptors in the brain: If you eat
fast food often, you have probably noticed
that most fast food restaurants have the same
underlying taste or feel to it — whether
it’s a beef burger, fries, ice cream or
even a drink . This is because all of these
foods actually hit the same type of ‘pleasure’
receptors in the brain.
That’s why when you eat a delicious crunchwrap
supreme from taco bell, you feel like you’re
the happiest person alive – that is, until
half an hour later when you start questioning
all your life decisions!
Now that you know fast food secrets about
fast food restaurants that you probably didn’t
know, here is what you should know about salads
from fast food restaurants!
1.
Salads: Salads are not always the best option.
Most people who are on a diet will resort
to a salad at a fast food chain but some salads
can be more calorically dense than the biggest
burgers.
This is because salads are usually loaded
up with excess amounts of dressing and hidden
ingredients the consumer may not be aware
of.
Another reason that salads from fast food
chains are not the best option is because
the meat that is offered is generally deep-fried
or drenched in some sort of dressing that
is calorically dense.
Furthermore, the croutons and salad dressing
only make it more unhealthy.
Cut out the dressing and the deep fried meats,
and you’ll have a healthier option.
What are some secrets you know about fast
food that weren’t in this video?
Are you surprised by some of the secrets you
didn’t know?
Let us know in the comments section below!