Chain restaurant food workers won’t eat

As you may have noticed, I’m not a big fan of fast food.

So I chuckled when I saw this headline: “Chain restaurant workers reveal the items they refuse to eat.”

The submissions were generated on a Reddit thread and, therefore, are not verified. But Business Insider compiled the entries and came up with a nice slideshow of menu items and disparaging comments.

Here are some of my favorites:

McDonald’s McRib:

“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.”


Burger King fish sandwiches:

“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.”


Wendy’s chili:

“”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.”


KFC pot pies:

“82 different ingredients.”

You can check out the entire slideshow, with 17 menu items, here.

Marissa Harshman

Marissa Harshman

I'm the health reporter for The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. I started at The Columbian -- my hometown newspaper -- in September 2009. Reach me at or 360-735-4546.

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