25 Things Fast Food Restaurants Don’t Want You To Know

Posted by , Updated on January 9, 2014

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Although this probably won’t keep you from eating your favorite fast “food”, they say knowledge is power. So at least you can eat it powerfully. These are 25 things fast food restaurants don’t want you to know.

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Those grill marks on your burger aren't real. They were put there by the factory.

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If you want to make sure your french fries are fresh order them without salt. It will force us to cook a new batch. Then you can add your own salt.

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Our chili is just made out of meat from old burgers.

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Those salads you're ordering have nearly just as many calories as one Big Mac

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One way to measure the cleanliness of a fast food restaurant is to look up into the ice chute of the drink dispenser. You'll be surprised how often you can find mold up there.

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Actually, nearly 50% of restaurant fountain drink dispensers have fecal bacteria on them.

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Those pictures of our food you see in advertisements are airbrushed and touched up with fiberglass. It takes two hours just to set up one hamburger.

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In restaurant kitchens more people follow the 10 second rule than you'd like to think.

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We throw away an incredible amount of food every night.

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At some places, like Taco Bell, the food carries over. So guess what we serve you in the morning?

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Even restaurants from the same chain can have vastly different standards and quality. It usually depends upon the management.

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We're supposed to wear gloves when we prepare food but most of the time nobody follows that rule.

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If you look around the parking lot, dining area, or bathroom and see a lot of trash what do think the less visible places (like the kitchen) look like?

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In 1970 only $6 billion was spent on fast food. Today it is nearly $200 billion.

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Our soft drinks are marked up by nearly 1200%. The syrup in your coke only cost us a couple pennies.

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Our milkshakes can easily contain over 50 different kinds of chemicals.

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We fill our food with high fructose corn syrup because it's a cheap sweetener. It also tricks your body into wanting more of it.

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In many places, just before close, all the coffee is decaf whether your ordered it with caffeine or not. This is because nobody wants to clean two different coffee pots.

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Be carefull with the lemons in your drink. Everybody touches them and nobody washes them. They just get cut up and laid out.

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As a cashier I'm not allowed to tell you how many calories are in a particular dish even if I know. I'm supposed to say "All that information is available online".

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Those scrambled eggs are made out of powder

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Quite often our salads are made several days earlier and just sit on a tray in the refrigerator until someone orders them.

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One hamburger can easily contain meat from up to 100 different cows

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Fast food restaurants are one of the biggest exploiters of cheap domestic labor. They are usually actively engaged in anti union activities.

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We load our kid's meals with extra sugar to make them more appealing to kids. Even the pizza crust is not exempt.

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