Don’t Eat At McDonald’s Until You Watch This

Don’t Eat At McDonald’s Until You Watch This

Sure, you’ve eaten at McDonald’s plenty of
times, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it right. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to
know before you go there again, from money-saving tricks to dirty little secrets the famous
burger chain doesn’t want you to know. You’ve no doubt heard about the hack to getting
the freshest fries at McDonald’s: Just ask for them with no salt. Once you’ve got your fresh fries, throw a
bit of salt on them yourself, and voila, you’ve beaten the system. Except you haven’t. In fact, putting this so-called hack into
practice is a waste of your time and everyone else’s, it isn’t even going to make your fries
better, and it’s actually a breach of fast food etiquette because it causes a hold-up
in the queue as staff scurry to make that fresh batch. Applying table salt to fries isn’t the same
as the restaurant’s method of applying finer salt to them, either. By throwing your own on there, you’re just
going to waste a bunch of salt and make your fries taste weird. So why bother? And that’s not all. Asking for this special order is a huge hassle
for the cooks themselves, who have to remove the fries currently under the heater, make
sure the bin is free of salt, and start a whole new batch of fries, all because you
wanted to try out that funny little hack you found online. Just don’t do it, okay? Here’s one for anyone fond of McDonald’s breakfasts. You might already be aware of the existence
of the classic McDonald’s egg. That’s the one that comes in things like their
breakfast sandwiches and tends to be a weird, square and yellow thing that looks more like
cheese than anything else. In fact, it’s a scrambled egg concoction that
is pressed into a square patty. Luckily, however, it’s not your only choice
of egg on the menu. If you’d rather have the egg more commonly
associated with the Egg McMuffin, all you have to do is tell your cashier that you’d
like your sandwich made with a “round egg.” They’ll make sure your order contains the
poached version, and it’ll cost you nothing extra. You could probably host a whole debate over
which McDonald’s egg is superior, but this is a great little tip for anyone who prefers
theirs round and just a little more natural-looking. Of course you don’t need a receipt for your
McDonald’s order, but you should always ask for one. The reasoning behind this is simple: It’s
a way of signalling to the staff that you could be a secret shopper, even if you’re
not. Because secret shoppers have to be reimbursed
for their meal by their employers, they need receipts to prove what they’ve eaten. Most customers, however, won’t need a receipt,
and therefore won’t ask for one. If you do make that request, however, the
store will be all hands on deck to make sure you get the freshest food, quickest service
and biggest smile… just in case. Visiting during peak hours, specifically between
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will up your chances of coming across as a potential
secret shopper, too, because those are the hours during which they usually appear. Play your cards right, and you might just
nab yourself a totally superior McDonald’s experience. The self-order kiosks that McDonald’s started
installing in 2018 are a bit of nifty fast food tech. They’re a great convenience for the customer,
certainly, and they mean that diners don’t have to spend time giving their orders to
cashiers, while the cashiers can focus on getting the orders served up. There’s just one little problem: hygiene. Scientists discovered that the McDonald’s
kiosks tend to be covered in bacteria, including fecal and other digestive bacteria. Dr. Paul Matewele of London Metropolitan University
explained it this way: “We were all surprised how much gut and fecal
bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people
pick up in hospitals. For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part
of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts of healthy humans and other mammals.” Dr. Matewele’s research took place on restaurants
in the U.K. and found that touchscreens in every single one of eight different restaurants
hosted live bacteria. McDonald’s responded by issuing a statement: “Our self-order screens are cleaned frequently
throughout the day. All of our restaurants also provide facilities
for customers to wash their hands before eating.” How do you feel about that snazzy new technology
now? “You can’t handle the truth.” Since the McDonald’s experience tends to be
more about the food than anything else, you’d be forgiven for overlooking some of their
more helpful tech. After all, why bother going through the trouble
of downloading an app when you just want to get your hands on your burger? Don’t write off the shiny stuff too quick,
though, because the McDonald’s app is a veritable treasure trove for regular McDonald’s-goers. The gist is simple: You download the app onto
your phone and use it to choose meals or menu items then you pay using your card, all before
going to pick up your food at a nearby store. That last part happens entirely on your own
terms, too, so you can use the app to specify that you want your food brought outside to
you, collected at the drive-thru, or just served up inside the restaurant, all without
having to worry about the line. Then you’ve got the deals. These are exclusive to the app and change
all the time, so it’s always worth checking out what’s going on. You’ll nab some free stuff, discounts, and
all kinds of buy-some, get-some-free offers. The Poor Man’s Big Mac is another one of those
classic McDonald’s hacks you might’ve heard about. Here’s a run-down: you order a McDouble and
ask for it without mustard or ketchup, but with shredded lettuce and Big Mac sauce. What you end up with is essentially a Big
Mac, minus the center bread and sesame seed bun, for about half the price. But is it really worth it? It might be, and here’s why. The beef and cheese is identical to that found
in the Big Mac, although the construction of the burger makes for a slightly different
experience. Big Macs are made upside-down and the toppings
are placed below the burger, while the McDouble has its toppings on top. And that means the McDouble’s cheese is melted
better than the Big Mac’s. By their measure, the toppings seem to be
of equal quantity on both burgers, although the Big Mac is significantly taller and a
little heavier. Essentially, however, it’s just the bun and
some seeds that make the Big Mac that much more expensive than the McDouble. The jury’s out on just which option is better,
and much of it comes down to taste. But if you’re working on a tight budget, the
Poor Man’s Big Mac might be your best bet. “It’s not a Big Mac.” “Is.” “Not.” “Is.” “Not.” “I believe it is.” “Well I believe it isn’t.” “Mmmmm.” In January 2019, the internet practically
exploded when a Twitter user discovered a great new use for the flap at the top of the
fries boxes at McDonald’s: storing ketchup. Yes, the idea appears to be that you can fold
the flap back on itself, creating a neat little shelf upon which your ketchup or alternative
condiment can be stored. Naturally, people went wild at the discovery. Opinions ranged from amazed to skeptical to
not impressed in the least. It’s probably safe to say that this sauce
shelf is an unintended bonus of a box which is designed to allow workers to grab the top
without burning their fingers on hot, oil-covered fries. So while it might not be intentional, that
doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. Have you ever been tempted to stop by a McDonald’s
in the middle of the night? Well, you’re not the only one. The existence of 24-hour McDonald’s branches
means time is no longer a factor in determining when you can pick up a burger and some fries,
and there’s nothing stopping you from heading out on a 3 a.m. McNuggets run. Unfortunately, things aren’t as looking as
good on that front as they used to be. In April 2019, McDonald’s announced that they’d
be removing a number of items from their Late Night Menu, including some of the restaurant’s
most iconic items, like chicken tenders and the Filet-O-Fish. In a statement given to Business Insider,
who first leaked the news, a McDonald’s rep explained it was simply a matter of streamlining. They said: “We always want our customers’ experiences
to be simple, smooth, and delicious — any time of day. That means, day and night, we’re always looking
for ways to serve them even better.” Nothing quite beats the ingenuity of mankind. Just take this so-called McDonald’s “secret
menu.” It’s not so much an in-store secret offered
by the chain as it is a series of different inventions and combinations crafted by some
clever McDonald’s customers. Some highlights include the Land, Sea, and
Air Burger, a combination of the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and McChicken, all stacked together. Prefer a less boring breakfast? Try the Hash Brown McMuffin, which is a simple
yet delicious combination of the McMuffin and a hash brown. How about the Chicken n’ McGriddles? That’s when you put your order of crispy tenders
right on your Sausage, Egg, & Cheese McGriddles for an overwhelming breakfast sandwich. You could even try the McCrepe, which is a
scoop of the Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait wrapped in a pancake. And when it comes to dessert, there’s fun
to be had there, too. Ever dip your apple pie into a McFlurry? No? What are you waiting for? Some of these ideas are downright brilliant,
others are utterly grotesque, and a few are kind of both. The one thing tying them all together is that
they show the sky’s the limit with McDonald’s — all you need to do is ask. Some days you just can’t help yourself, and
end up using fast food to test the limits of what your body can endure. Whether you’re trying to avoid them, or just
curious if you can handle them, here are the least healthy things you could possibly order
at McDonald’s. Among the less-bad options is the Big Breakfast,
which clocks in at a very-big-indeed 750 calories. There’s also the Double Quarter Pounder with
Cheese at 780 calories. Above those are the 20-piece McNuggets, which
adds up to 890 calories. Who needs moderation? To wash it all down, there’s the large chocolate
shake, which weighs in at 840 calories, and 122 grams of sugar, to boot. Beyond calories, it goes without saying that
each of these choices come with downright frightening quantities of sodium and fat. In fact, some of these menu items contain
more than half the amount of salt a human ought to consume over a whole day. If you’re on a health kick, you’re probably
not going to McDonald’s. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely
pig out when you do. McDonald’s does offer some items that are
relatively good for you, and anyone who finds themselves in that weird gray area between
wanting to eat healthy and really wanting McDonald’s would do well to take note of these
options. The healthiest McDonald’s dishes include the
Egg White Delight McMuffin, which comes in at 260 calories despite containing griddled
egg whites, Canadian bacon, and a slice of cheddar. There’s also the plain cheeseburger, which
makes a decent enough quick-fix meal at 300 calories, as well as the Artisan Grilled Chicken
Sandwich, which comes in at 380 calories. As with all things, the trick to keeping it
healthy at McDonald’s is taking all things in moderation. Even chicken nuggets will be fine as long
as you’re not gorging yourself on them. And you’re not doing that… right? Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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100 thoughts on “Don’t Eat At McDonald’s Until You Watch This

  1. its funny that they think people making $8 an hour are worrying a guy asking for his receipt is a food cop(secret shopper.)

  2. Forget rule number one: If they don't want the 'No Salt' hack, don't serve stale fries! YOUR McDonalds might be on it, but every other store out there is staffed by regular, pissed, lazy teenagers. Those fries WILL be old…
    Do yourself a favor: order no salt and add your own. The salt in the shaker is the same as the salt from home, it's salt. McDonalds doesn't have a proprietary recipe for salt.

  3. Your wrong I work at McDonald’s the round eggs are fried and steamed at the same time no pouched and scramble is made on the flat top

  4. I don't see how asking for a receipt will get you fresher food since it's the last thing they ask you, AFTER you have your food.

  5. "Don't Eat At McDonald's Until You Watch This": Shouldn't this video be about how this food is practically not food and will kill you?!! not how you should go eat it and here are some handy dandy tricks to get you going on your way to some major illness.

  6. Well I don't do that for the fresh fries so much as I do it for the no salt because I hate salt on fries I want the taste of the deep fried potato not a fuckin salt mine!!

  7. Uh when ever they make these stupid videos they seem to leave out the frys are not totally made out of potatoes or that there burgers are mixed with the same filler they put in diapers or that the ice machine is hardly ever cleaned so your getting dirty ice and the fact there ice cream machine is so hard to clean there videos they watch when they get the job tells them to half ass it lmao or that's the onions they put on your burger are not real onions who knows what it really is lol

  8. There’s nothing good at McDonalds…their hamburger patties are dingy and tasteless… one wonders what kind of “meat” they use…it’s definitely not beef

  9. I don't know about others, but when i tried to use the McDo touch screen, everything was fine until i wanted to 'finish' my order. There is simply no button to actually finish it and i had to finally order with the cashier. A total waste of time.

  10. Not gonna lie. Ive worked at plenty of fast food places. We never salt our fries. Why? Because so many people ask for them with no salt, that holds up our times, so we just dont salt them ever so we can just give you them.

  11. Ordered A big mac it was picture perfect one bite it broke apart and ended up all over my tray it was gross.Thats more than I can say.

  12. Let's just say, they don't actually use real ingredients. That's the biggest secret so far, 'cause like, have you ever wondered why your homemade fries taste about slightly different than the one at Fast Food restaurants. People just obviously fool others into thinking that it's made of real ingredients so yeah.

  13. Don't ask for mac sauce on the burger. Get it on the side. They charge $.10 per burger or you get a ramican of it for the same price.

  14. McDonald's burger in my country not same size like advertisement on tv
    They give smaller burger not worth your money

  15. Well the diet police trys to ruin a kids visit to Mac Donalds. I grew up going to Reed & Bell burger joints. We did not have these liberals in the 50's telling us what not to eat. Everything tasted good. Now we have these do-gooders trying to alter everyones life by giving high counts of things that will kill us. Damn it let us make the decision what to eat and enjoy it.

  16. fucking nasty food you can waste your money on. nasty grease from back of the grill. nasty half cooked fries and half cooked eggs yeah sounds gross. mc ds is so gross it seems that everyones eats this cancer and feeds your kids this shit getting ripped off.

  17. I just ate 4 Juicy Bic Macs for $3 in their one week promotion and it felt worth it economically. $3 bucks cool. Canada.

  18. I remember working there…it was lunch time and everything was going crazy , Im barely taking 3 orders at once and doing them really fast and of course there comes some fucking dickweed saying that he wants his fucking fries without salt…I fucking spitted in there like a lama

  19. lady you have to check this out

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