12 Fast-Food Items You Should Never Order, According to Employees
Before you coast up to that drive-through, find out which menu items fast-food employees think you should skip and why.
Pass on grilled chicken at burger joints
If you’re hitting a place that’s largely known for burgers, you’re probably going to want to avoid the grilled chicken sandwich. “At least at our location, we didn’t sell many grilled chicken sandwiches. So it sits around a lot longer than other menu items and the texture is so rubbery,” says Stephanie. This is what happens to your body after eating a fast-food burger.
Don’t ask for the “secret” Starbucks menu
Customers constantly ask Starbucks employees for the secret menu—but there isn’t one. The notion that there’s an alternative menu comes from the fact that some creative customers have come up with popular concoctions. But if you want a special drink, tell your barista the ingredients: “I constantly get questions about the ‘secret’ menu but I swear we don’t have one. Just tell me what you want!” says Amelia, who works at a Starbucks in Chicago, Illinois. Check out 10 healthy fast-food options at the most popular restaurants.
The chili is a no-go
The chili at Wendy’s may look like a comforting menu option, but not when you find out what it’s made from. “[It’s] not really a health concern but most people are surprised when I tell them about Wendy’s chili,” says Reddit user Cozmo23. “The meat comes from hamburger patties that sat on the grill too long to serve to customers. They take them and put them in a bin and then throw them in the fridge. When the chili is made they take it out, boil it, chop it up, and dump it in the chili.” Next, find out the customer habits that annoy fast-food workers the most.