Rather than continuing to subject your tongue and tummy to risky trials, we sought out former fast food workers on Reddit. We've gathered the best bits of insight from the inner sanctum of greasy goodness. We compiled a list of fast food items you should definitely avoid, from the people who created them. Brace your stomachs, and get ready to lose your appetite.
The hot dogs at Cinemark Theatres
"I used to work for Cinemark Theatres.
DO NOT EAT THE HOT DOGS!
At the end of the day we would be required to wash them off and let them soak in water to re-hydrate them. We would then put them in a container in the freezer. The next day we were required to put them back onto the hot dog warmer... Hotdogs weren't thrown out till they started turning green or if the casing had busted."
Scrambled eggs at Perkins
"Perkins - the scrambled eggs. The five gallon bucket of mixed egg sits in the hot kitchen all day, then at the end of the day more egg is added to it to fill it back up and it is put away for the next day. The kitchen manager is the only one that can make the call to empty the bucket and clean it. He goes by smell to make the decision."
"I will never drink pop that doesn't come in a can or bottle. I've worked at two fast food places and at both the pop dispensers were disgusting. 'Out of order' usually means 'hose filled with mold'."
Steak at Subway
"Steak from Subway. Having to prep it completely ruined it for me. It's essentially a frozen meat log that you have to break apart with your bare hands."