15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019, 6:02 pm
By:James Fraser

We all know about the ill effects of fast food on our body. High calorie and high fat foods you find in chain restaurants increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke etc. Yet, most of us love eating them because they taste great. If you are kind of addicted to fast food, or have fast food cravings, these fifteen secrets will instantly make you stop visiting them. 
These secrets were shared by Redditors who work in fast food industry.
1.Old Spaghetti Factory Lives up to Its Name

Before we continue reading this topic, some of us need to understand how fast food restaurant chains work. Companies/corporations like McDonald's, KFC, and Subway etc offer franchising opportunities to interested and capable entrepreneurs. If you have million dollars, you probably can start your own fast food franchisee. So, if something goes terribly wrong at one restaurant, it doesn't mean it happens everywhere. 
Coming back to this post, a Redditor exposed Old Spaghetti Factory's secret recipe, where restaurant uses unused portions of chicken, pork and beef from the previous days to make it. 
Old Spaghetti Factory Lives up to Its Name-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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2.Smelly Eggs at Perkins

Another Redditor, who is an insider at Perkins (Restaurant and Bakery), exposed how the employees handle raw eggs in one of the Perkins restaurant. According to him, employees at Perkins use a five gallon bucket to store mixed eggs, and will not clean it at the end of the day, but continue using it every day until it starts to smell.


Smelly Eggs at Perkins-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One


3.Chili's Relabels Items in Walk-in Freezer

According to Redditor Dm_Black, it's absolutely okay for his local Chili's restaurant to relabel meat and other food items in walk-in freezer, in case if a food inspector shows up. This means any food item they serve might contain expired food ingredients. Well, this is a common practice is many restaurants. Chili's Relabels Items in Walk-in Freezer-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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4.Marco's Pizza and the Case of Unwashed Tomatoes

Redditor LazerSquash, a cook at Marco's Pizza says the company's management training course doesn't emphasize on cleaning vegetables like tomatoes and green pepper. He also said that he needs to convince the owner that cleaning veggies like tomatoes is NOT optional. Salad lovers; think twice before ordering a salad at a restaurant from now!
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5.This Scary Confession from a McDonald's Employee

You better carry your own ketchup or use only ketchup packets, when you take a small trip to a nearby restaurant next time. This Redditor STENYXX, who is a McDonald's employee, says they clean ketchup pumps in back of restaurant because large swarms of flies fly out when they open them. To let you know, many restaurants hardly clean their condiment dispensers.
This Scary Confession from a McDonald's Employee-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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6.Cockroach Stuck in an Ice Tea Spigot at Western Steer Steakhouse

We have yet another scary fast food chain restaurant secret unearthed by a Redditor. Reddit user DoyleF, who is an insider at Western Steer Steakhouse, revealed a rather scary secret about a cockroach being found in an iced tea spigot. When employees of a Western Steer Steakhouse found an iced tea spigot in their restaurant running slow, they opened it and saw remains of a giant dead cockroach stuck inside.
Cockroach Stuck in an Ice Tea Spigot at Western Steer Steakhouse-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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7.A Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant That Strongly Believes in Five Second Rule

Unfortunately, some restaurants still serve food that is dropped by a chef or a waiter. Dear owners and employees working in food industry, we understand and we know that mistakes happen. Please don't serve food that is dropped on floor, and spare our stomach getting a beating from dangerous germs. Redditor vroomery witnessed something similar in a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant. 


A Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant That Strongly Believes in Five Second Rule-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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8.Too Many Centipedes at a McDonald's

Restaurants owners are always bothered by kitchen flies and bugs. In order to keep the restaurant clean and hygienic, they need to work with professional cleaners frequently. Sometimes, some restaurants leave their kitchen dirty for weeks, which results in germ and bug infestation. Reddit user Calethal, who is a former McDonalds employee, says the restaurant's kitchen where he or she used to work, had centipedes everywhere. 
Too Many Centipedes at a McDonald's-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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9.Cinemark and Its Recycled Collectible Cups

If you ever wonder where all those abandoned drink cups in a movie theater go, they are probably coming back to you when you visit the theater for next time. According to a Redditor, Cinemark Theaters recycle and use used collectible cups. Recycling is good, but people will have their own concerns. 


Cinemark and Its Recycled Collectible Cups-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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10.Lettuce Full of Bugs at Jimmy John's

Former Jimmy John's employee and Reddit user peachesTheApache revealed a disgusting secret. He said, "I cut the head [of lettuce] in half, and to my horror, see a swarming mass of hundreds of tiny black bugs eating/living on the inside of the lettuce head. Turns out the entire shipment of lettuce is like this. We had been serving it to people for days." 
Lettuce Full of Bugs at Jimmy John's -15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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11.One More Reason to Hate Sbarro

Some of us already hate Sbarro already. This confession from an ex Sbarro employee can be added as one more reason to dislike them. According to oblivious_fanboi, an ice making machine at a Sbarro restaurant he used to work, stopped working. When a technician checked it, he discovered that a waterline that carries water to the machine was clogged by cockroaches. Not one, but many of them!
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12.Half of American Fast Food Employees Still Goes to Work Despite Being Sick

According to a study, more than fifty percent of Americans who work in fast food restaurant chains go to work sick always, or most of the times. Unfortunately, employees in food industry are not paid well. The employees are always in need of money, which makes them go to work even when they get sick. When flu season strikes, you have more than one reason not to eat at a fast food restaurant
Reference: Journal of Food Protection


Half of American Fast Food Employees Still Goes to Work Despite Being Sick-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One


13.Former Famous Broasted Chicken Employee Talks About What We Always Fear

An ex employee of Famous Broasted Chicken talked about the amount of mucus you may eat from restaurant food. He said, "Using her [senior employee] bare hands, she mushed and squished away, then suddenly had to sneeze. She turned her head away from the bowl, blew saliva blobs all over the walk-in cooler door, wiped her nose and mouth with the back of her hand, then plunged those babies back into the coleslaw."
Former Famous Broasted Chicken Employee Talks About What We Always Fear-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One

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14.Papa John's Dirty Secret Exposed By an Insider

Many restaurants store meat beyond its expiry date. Some big fast food chain restaurants are no exception. An insider at Papa John's, (Redditor mathee-us) said that a Papa John's restaurant he or she knew stores meat weeks together in refrigerator that it starts oozing out juices.


Papa John's Dirty Secret Exposed By an Insider-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One


15.A Cold-hearted Manager at Cold Stone

Redditor Holly117, an employee working at Cold Stone said her manager tells them to change the dates on cakes when they expire. She said, "If our cakes expire, my manager makes us change the dates so we don’t have to throw them out." 


A Cold-hearted Manager at Cold Stone-15 Chain Restaurant Secrets That Will Make You Never Visit One


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