When lunch time rolls around, you'd think that McDonald's employees have it made. But they also have inside information, and there are some items on their own menu that they just won't touch. What are these forbidden foods? Here are some things at McDonald's even the staff won't eat.
No one goes to McDonald's just for a dessert, but while you're there, you might be tempted to add something sweet onto the end of your order. But according to what employees told Reader's Digest, you might want to skip the apple pie.
Why? Well, according to employees, people don't really order many apple pies, so they often sit on the shelves for a long time. That might not be mom's apple pie under those heat lamps — it might be grandma's apple pie. It might be better to order something fresher.
In one particularly revealing Reddit Ask Me Anything thread, a Redditor claiming to be a former McDonald's employee warned against ordering the standard hamburgers and cheeseburgers, because it turns out you may just get raw meat if you do.
That's because they intentionally undercook the burgers with the idea that they will finish cooking while sitting under the heat lamps.
"Those things come off of the grill still red with blood and then we would shove them in the trays where they would stay for hours."
However, if you order during rush hour, the burgers often don't stay under the lamps long enough to finish cooking, leading to seriously undercooked meat. Which isn't just gross, it's potentially a health hazard. No thanks!
Watch the video to see what things at McDonald's even the staff won't eat!
Apple pies | #
Burgers with small patties | #
Ketchup | #
Brand new or limited edition items | #
Anything… without asking for it to be fresh | #
McFlurry and the soft serve | #