GROSS! :( Here are some excerpts:
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“When I was a young buck, I worked at Burger King. Here is how the oil rotation went. You had four vats of oil that you cooked fries in. And boy did you cook fries. Tons of them. After about 2 days worth, the oil got too dark for fries. So we switched it over to the ones for chicken. Since it was darker, it was ok. Then that goes on for a week. After a week of massive frying. The oil is black as motor oil. At that point, it’s switched to the Fish Filet vat. That’s the only thing you cook in that vat.”
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“My mom is the regional director for 7 counties health departments. One day we were eating at Quizno’s and the guy that made our sandwich did everything right with changing his gloves. After he finished our purchase the phone rang. He answered it with the gloves on then he started making a sandwich without changing his gloves. She politely reminded him that he should be changing his gloves after touching other things and he just turned around and shrugged it off. While we ate she kept watching and he was handling money and food without changing his gloves so she had enough. She got out her health department badge and got the manager and told her that she even had reminded him to change his gloves and that the very next morning her crew was coming out to officially write them up…
Oh there were definitely places we weren’t allowed to eat under any circumstance. The only one that stands out in my memory was a local chinese restaurant failed inspection because their buffet was holding food at too low of a temperature. It was mandatory that they throw all the food out seeing as how it could be dangerous to eat. The inspector was finishing up and he walked around the back of the building to find one of the employees pulling bags out of the trash dumpster and taking them back inside. So he made his way back inside to the kitchen to find them scooping the food out of the bags that were previously in the dump, and putting it back into the buffet. They had a mandatory 30 days closure after that when they opened they claimed it was “new management” but it was definitely all the same people.
I don’t know if other health departments do this, but in Virginia they list the inspections and violations of EVERY restaurant in the state, even including all school cafeteria’s inspections. They have it all listed by city/county.”
(Why isn’t there a list like this for the Philippines too?? - F)
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650 calories in a Starbucks white mocha frap. 680 in a Carrot Cake Muffin. 550 in a Green Iced Tea. 760 in a White Chocolate Frap… check out complete Starbucks’ food and beverage calorie content here.
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“McDonald’s employee here. A lot of people choose to be healthy and order our grilled chicken instead. Not a lot of people realize that they’re eating at a fast food joint and we WILL find a way to make anything unhealthy. Anything grilled chicken, on principle, I wouldn’t eat and here’s why: to keep it from sticking to the grill, we use three squirts of liquid margarine on the bottom of it. To keep it juicy, once we’ve lain the frozen blocks of chicken, three more squirts of liquid margarine are applied to the tops.
TL;DR: You can’t eat healthy at a fast food joint. Even if you order grilled chicken.”
(Margarine is evil. Real butter FTW. - F)
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