NO Quiero Taco Bell: Fast food employees list 14 items off the menu they would NEVER try and neither should you

'Fast food workers of Reddit, what should we NOT order at your restaurant? Why not?' said a question that elicited some deep fried responses

By Alexandra Klausner, Daily Mail, 28 September 2014


1. Anything from McDonald's McCafe
2. Ballpark hotdogs
3. Steak and beans at Taco Bell
4. Wendy's chili
5. Anything off the Starbuck's secret menu
6. Movie popcorn
7. Panera pasta
8. McDonald's chicken nuggets
9. Beans at Taco Johns
10. BBQ sandwiches at KFC
11. Quesarito at Chipotle
12. Eggs at Einsteins Bagel's
13. Gas station slurpees
14. Dunkin Donuts' doughnuts

Reddit user Envirometh, a former McDonald's employee said he'd steer clear of anything McCafe at McDonalds because staff aren't diligent about cleaning the 'horrifically dirty machines' with up to '5 plus inches' of crud.

'I work for McDonald’s and make sure everyone that matters to me never orders anything that comes out of the 'McCafe' machine as these are routinely neglected, in practically all the McDonalds. Not only are staff not properly trained in its cleaning and maintenance, at almost every McDonalds I've had experience with, the managers in charge of training them don't know fuck all either...All McCafe beverages run through a horrifically dirty machine - we're talking 5+ inches of uncleaned, liquid bulls**t making up its inside parts,' he wrote.

The item next on the list may disappoint sports fans who love nothing more than to sit back with a beer and eat a ballpark hotdog as they watch their favorite team make a home-run. Reddit user FreakyCheeseman warns that baseball stadium hotdogs, which are recycled for over two days, might just have fans running to the bathroom.

'I used to work in a baseball park concession stand. The short answer is not to order anything, but if you absolutely have to buy something, don't buy the hotdogs.

Do not. Buy. The Hot Dogs.

They made it out of the package okay, and might even have been edible after we finished grilling them - and then they went into the water. We kept three pans of water at the back of the grill that held the hot dogs. Any hot dogs left at the end of the day went back into the fridge, and came out again the next day. Me and the other cook put our feet down on throwing out the water and old hotdogs after two full days, but the management didn't want to let us,' he wrote.

Another Reddit user named Beefcake21 says that the steak and beans at Taco Bell are practically cat food.

'I worked at taco bell a little bit ago and I warn everyone to stay away from both the beans, and the steak. The beans start out looking like cat food, and the directions are, 'Add water and stir until you can't see white anymore.' The steak was just the worst on dish duty. If it would sit too long it would become like hair gel. It was the worst,' he wrote.

Now that the weather is getting colder it might seem like a nice idea to warm up with a nice warm bowl of chili. According to a former employee at Wendy's, it's expired, frozen, and dried up.

'I used to work at Wendy's. The meat used in the chili, yeah that comes from the meat on the grill top that expires and dries up that's put in to a warming drawer until you have enough for a batch of chili, which we first 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,' wrote the former employee.

Apparently Starbucks has a secret menu that patrons would be better off never finding out about. If patrons just say the name of the 'secret drink' it's up to the employees who may not have heard of it to come up with their own variation.

'Former Starbucks worker here. Please don't order anything off the 'Secret Menu'. It doesn't exist. If you want a snickerdoodle, nuttella, or captain crunch frappuchino (or whatever other overly sugery thing someone has since come out with), know the base drink and the modifications, and order that. If you just say the name, it's up to the barista to come up with what's in the drink, and it may not be what the last barista you ordered from put in there,' said Reddit user Stac52.

A former movie theater employee says that filmgoers should under no circumstance order the used popcorn put in garbage bags overnight then reheated in the morning.

'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,' writes WhoAteYourParents.

A former employee at KFC says that the chicken that goes into the BBQ sandwiches is the chicken that 'too old and stale' to give to the homeless shelters.

'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."

'Gas station Slurpee’s. The amount of mold in those machines would crush your childhood to a pulp. ‘wrote MarTank666.

'Currently employed at Dunkin doughnuts and it's sad but true all the doughnuts and baked goods there come to us frozen,' wrote- Ass_in_assasain

None of the opinions expressed have been verified but you should try them at your own risk.

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