Ex-Workers Reveal The One Item You Should Never Order At McDonald’s
There are a lot of foods at McDonald’s that
get a bad rap — it is fast food, after all.
The chicken nuggets have long been under fire
for their questionable ingredients, and they’ve
somehow managed to squeeze 19 ingredients
into something as simple as French fries.
But every restaurant has to have at least
a few safe menu options, right?
One item that has long been touted as a smart
choice is the Filet-O-Fish, but some Reddit
posters claiming to be ex-McDonald’s workers
are doing their best to blow that option out
of the water.
An insanely popular Reddit post asking fast
food workers what customers should never order
has garnered nearly 16,000 responses, and
a large chunk of those responses have been
dedicated to the beloved fish option from
the Golden Arches.
But the problem with the Filet-O-Fish isn’t
what you might think.
It’s not that the always-perfectly-square
patty isn’t actual fish — it is.
McDonald’s uses wild-caught Alaska Pollock
from certified sustainable fisheries.
Sounds great, right?
So what’s the problem?
“Give me back that fillet-o-fish!
Give me that fish!”
Turns out, that wild-caught fish still might
not be fresh — at all.
In fact, it could have been sitting around
for hours before you take that first bite.
One user said:
“No one orders Filet-O-Fish, so at my store
they sat in the cabinet forever.”
Another person called it,
“the fast food equivalent of playing Russian
Of course, you can always request to have
yours made fresh, as many posters recommended,
but even that isn’t always a sure solution.
Many posters claim a “fresh” patty is just
one that’s fresh out of the microwave — after
having sat for a long time in the warmer.
And even if you really are getting a fresh-cooked
patty, that Filet-O-Fish may still be completely
questionable, as one Reddit poster who claimed
to be an 8-year veteran of McDonald’s unveiled
even more dirt on this seafood favorite.
“The patties had a tendency to hang around
well past their use-by timer […] Similarly
the tartar sauce could go through several
days sitting out in basically room temperature
Not enough to turn you off?
No worries, he kept going, claiming the fryer
oil for the fish filets was rarely cleaned.
He finished up with
“Don’t get steamed buns, no one ever cleans
Despite all this, some loyal Filet-O-Fish
fans won’t be swayed.
“As somebody who regularly orders it […] I
have to disagree.
It’s by far the best fish sandwich that any
fast food place has.”
According to McDonald’s, the sandwich is still
a popular seller, both in the US and other
countries around the world.
Something tells us that won’t change anytime
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