By Norman McPhail
Fast food employees have spilled the beans and are letting you know what they eat at the restaurants they work. American’s love their fast food, I know I do. Good, bad or ugly, they here to stay. But how do we know the food is the safe? What menu items are fresher than others. I personally don’t have any questions about weather the food is safe. But what would someone say that works at a fast food restaurant? What would they eat? What are the tricks to the trade? Are short-cuts being taken to make your meal fast?
Burger King, the the home of the flame broiled burger. “When I was a young buck, I worked at Burger King,” writes JohnnyDollar at Reddit.com. “Here is how the oil rotation went. You had four vats of oil that you cooked fries in. And boy did you cook fries. Tons of them. After about 2 days worth, 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.”
I have been a longtime fan of KFC. How can you go wrong with fried chicken? “I love the popcorn chicken because more likely than not it’s prepared fresh or at least within the last thirty minutes,” former KFC worker diglettsbottomhalf wrote. “Any longer will make them hard and chewy.”
“From time to time, it’s nice to order something different like Chili. Wendy’s recycles overcooked hamburgers into the next day’s vat of chili may be frugal”, Cozmo23′s description of it isn’t exactly appetizing.
My new favorite burger joint in town is Five Guys Burgers. I am always on the lookout for great fries and Five Guys has them. A big turn off for me however is frozen French Fries. “If there’s anybody scared about Five Guys, it’s fine,” cameron432 writes. “There’s no freezer. The burgers are made from slabs of raw meat the day of or the day before. Fries are made every day from the potatoes you see stacked up. All of the toppings are fresh except for mushrooms. They come in sealed bags. But nothing is notoriously gross.”
Good or bad, there are things to be on the look-out for at fast food restaurants. I know, I won’t stop going to fast food restaurants anytime soon. It’s just nice get an idea of what we are up against.