WARNING: Fast Food Workers Reveal The Food You Should Never Ever Order

Working at a fast food restaurant can be tough but eating at one can apparently be even worse. We’re already aware of how unhealthy fast food is but fast food employees took to Reddit to reveal just exactly what you should stay the hell away from when ordering at the various popular franchises. At least a couple of these will help you save money. The others will just make you sick.

1. Anything With Cheese from McDonalds

“Cheese from mcdonalds during summer. flies constantly land on that shiz.” – NeuroApathy

2. Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Subway

“I just left my shift at Subway. Our grilled chicken apparently was “pink” according to the guy who called the restaurant. It’s already cooked and we still have problems with it.” – Firecrackers

3. Chicken Tender’s from Carl’s Jr.

“Worked at Carls Jr (or Hardee’s for you east coast peeps). Chicken Tenders. We were supposed to throw them out after 20 minutes. We were told not to do that. We would sometimes serve 1-2 hour old tenders.” – i_Ryan

4. The Secret Menu from Starbucks

“Don’t order something from the “secret menu”. We sure as shit don’t know what a Snickerdoodle frappuccino is, as it is not a menu item. Employees would be more than happy to make you a drink if you just explain the recipe rather than the name of it. I’ll make you diabetes in a goddamn cup if you just tell me what you want in there. Just don’t get mad at me for not knowing a whole menu customers created.” – Justine7179

5. Or Anything With Steamed Milk from Starbucks

“Don’t order anything with steamed milk. I’m serious. After every use, we were required to let the steamer run for two seconds before steaming more milk. However, during the “rush” periods, your mostly 16-25 year old baristas (the people older than that were almost invariably grown-ass adults who peaked in high school) will either forget to let the nozzle run, or will run it for a moment with a towel soaked in sanitary fluid draped over it. So most likely there is either hours-old milk or sanitary fluid in your latte.” – Umnumnumnz

6. The Tacos from 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.” – KourageWolf

7. Anything BUT The Chicken Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings

“I work at a Buffalo Wild Wings. Don’t get anything other than the wings. That’s the only quality thing there. Everything else is frozen shit.” – HunterOfTheSky

7. The Gourmet Veggie Club from Jimmie John’s

“If you’re trying to order a healthy option, don’t order the Gourmet Veggie Club. It’s the second most caloric sandwich behind something called the “Gargantuan”. 8 slices of provolone cheese will do that.” – Lolutah

8. The Salad from McDonalds

“Don’t order the salad. We have to add a butt-load of fatty ranch dressing and fried chicken to cover up the taste of the vile, old iceberg lettuce.” – SisyphusSmiled

9. The Gravy from KFC

“Former KFC cook here, I recommend that you don’t consume the KFC gravy. It is primarily made of the filthy oil that stores up at the bottom of the cookers over the day and is then served to customers the next day.” – JoeyBosa

10. The Lettuce from Wendy’s

“I remember from working at Wendy’s. Our lettuce (Iceberg not romaine) was just kept in a big bucket with some holes in the bottom that sat inside a bigger bucket (When I say bucket I mean garbage can). We’d spray down the lettuce with a hand-held shower head thing for ~15 seconds then it sat there until we used it all up. Was pretty raunchy.” – Snoochey

11. An Overall Rule Of Thumb


“If you see something on the menu and can’t find at least one or two other items that the ingredients could be used in, don’t order it. For example, my restaurant has a pulled pork sandwich. We don’t use the pork for anything else. Since it’s not ordered too frequently, it’s not fresh and the product you’re eating might be days or weeks old. It’s not going to get you sick, but it definitely won’t be as fresh as the other things on the menu.”

12. Word To The Nice

“Also, just a tip relating to that, most people working the phones will happily hook you up with tons of discounts if you’re super polite and just ask. But if you’re a dick, fuck you, you just get what you ask for and deal with the insane prices.”

Of course, take these stories with a grain of salt because not every employee is as sloppy as the people in these stories…or are they? Do these tales of horror change your mind about going to any fast food chains or are some of these comments just trying to stir the pot?