It’s no mistake that you can smell a McDonald’s from a mile away. Many fast food restaurants will make sure you can smell their food before you even see it in order to draw you in. It’s an “aroma billboard” designed to make your mouth water.
“Panera pasta is all microwaved. This includes Mac and cheese. Cupcakes and coffee cakes all come frozen. The best items are the real sandwiches and salads. These are made of real ingredients and are usually fresh.”- President_Pancake
If I can’t have pasta from Panera, I don’t want anything from Panera.
In many establishments, the soda is cheaper than the tea. Soda has carbon dioxide in it that stimulates your appetite. It also makes people want to order more soda because it isn’t as hydrating as water or other beverages.
“I worked at a theater. Don’t get popcorn for the first showing- that’s all just last night’s popcorn put into giant garbage bags and then reheated in the warmers in the morning. Oh yeah and remember that sticky floor in the aisle of the theater? Well what do you think would happen if you had that at your house. YES THAT’S HOW YOU GET ANTS... and cockroaches and everything else. Plus it’s in the dark most of the time. It’s like a bug buffet once the lights go out and the movie starts.” - YouAteYourParents
Thanks dude. You just ruined every movie experience for me from this day forward.
If you want to make sure that you get fresh fries, order them without salt. When fries are cooked, they are salted right away. Ordering fries without salt will make them fire up a new batch just for you.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has found that not only have fast food portion sizes increased dramatically over the years, but so has the number of calories. An average cheeseburger now has 75 percent more calories than the burgers that were sold back in the 1980s. Therein lies our nation’s obesity problem.
Soda fountains are hard to clean, therefore they aren’t cleaned as often as they should be. If you looked inside one, you would never want to order a soda ever again. These sugary, sticky machines are full of bacteria, mold and germs. Order a bottle of water instead.
You may want to avoid a crowd, but going to a fast food joint when it’s busy is the way to go. If you visit anywhere from 11am to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm, you are more likely to get a fresh meal. Well, fresh for fast food’s standards.
Of course the burger is grilled! Look at all those grill marks! Guess what? Most fast food burgers brand their patties with grill marks using paint or dyes. They also infuse the burger with flavorings to make them taste smoked or charred.
“I worked at KFC for 4 years. The BBQ sandwich is actually made from chicken too old and stale to give to the homeless shelters, so they soak it in BBQ sauce until it can be pulled and then they keep it on the heater for a month. I still order it though”
Well, if you are ordering BBQ at KFC, you deserve it.
Most of the most popular fast food places are decorated in red and yellow. This is no coincidence. The red and yellow color scheme is known as the “ketchup and mustard theory” and it is designed and used to attract more customers.
A milkshake may sound like a delicious idea, but if you knew what was in it you wouldn’t want it anymore. Some fast food milkshakes contain over 50 different kinds of chemicals. Not to mention the amount of sugar in each one. It’s best to stay away.
“I used to work at Wendy’s. The meat used in the chili comes from the meat on the grill top that expires and dries up. Then it’s put into a warming drawer until you have enough for a batch of chili, which we would freeze and then thaw the next day. Also if the chili sitting in the warmer doesn’t sell fast enough, we just added hot water to it to mix it up.”
Yea, I’m going to pass on the chili from now on. Thank you.