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Stories from behind the fast food counter

Hilarious Reddit chain about fast food. Some people dish out all their restaurant’s secrets. Others recount horror stories. Read it.

Subway

“This one girl cut herself while making my sandwich, and thought I wouldnt notice, she just covered the wound with her thumb. When it started to drip near my sandwich I said “No. Im not paying for that, go clean up, get a band-aid, Put your gloves back on and we’ll try again.” She acted all annoyed like it wasn’t such a big deal and I should be blessed she decided to drip her special blood sauce on my chicken sammich. Other than that one experience, I love Subway.”

“When I worked at Subway, it was 3 olives per 6 inches. Same for tomatoes. They have all of these precise quantities.”

Wendy’s

Not really a health concern but most people are surprised when I tell them about Wendy’s Chili. 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 them in the chili. It’s all safe, but a lot of people seemed upset when I told them about it.

Five Guys

If there’s anybody scared about Five Guys, it’s fine. There’s no freezer. The burgers are made from slabs of raw meat the day of or the day before. Fries are made every day from the potatoes you see stacked up.

3rmlylAll of the toppings are fresh except for mushrooms. They come in sealed bags. But nothing is notoriously gross.

One thing I will say is that ordering a large fry is always a bad idea. The difference between a large fry and a regular fry is surprisingly small (especially when it’s busy). Just order two regular fries and you’ll get a huge number of fries.

Pizza

Not fast food, but I used to work in an Italian restaurant that made a lot of pizza. Try to avoid “quirky” pizza toppings, such as green olives, meatballs, spinach, artichokes, sauerkraut, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. Basically anything that’s not on any of the pre-set specialty pizzas offered.

In general, the food handling was about the same as any other restaurant, but the issue with these toppings is there just isn’t enough turnover. The ingredients are purchased in bulk, just like pepperoniimages or black olives, but they aren’t ordered frequently enough to be replaced once they’re no longer “fresh”. They’ll be replaced before they’re actually rotten, but that’s a long time after they’re considered unfit for consumption, particularly at a nicer restaurant.

McDonalds

“I don’t work there anymore and things are probably different now but when i worked at McDonalds i accidentally left a whole bag of about 100 chicken nuggets out on a counter for way too long.

They melted. Into a pool of liquid. I never understood why. But they were completely indiscernible as being the nuggets i once knew.

Had to make myself a twenty piece just to get over the sight of the nugget pool. Still delicious.”

“McDonalds sweet tea. Pound. Of. Sugar. Per gallon.”

“The restaurant I worked at put roughly 3 pounds of sugar in every urn (an urn is 3 gallons? 5? Something like that). We filled a tea pitcher with sugar and dumped it in. We still had people put simple syrup in the tea to make it sweeter.”

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“Fat Barbie” making reappearance on Pinterest

It’s been 15 years since the rubenesque Ruby made her debut in The Body Shop’s ad campaign directed at teaching women to appreciate their bodies.

Since then rumors have swirled about how Barbie toy maker Matel sent a cease and desist letter to TBS, claiming that Ruby’s plastic body offended Barbie and threatened her sales. Whether or not Matel took TBS to court or even sent the letter has not been investigated into thoroughly.tumblr_m1xo43UZ5l1r7xas6o1_500

However, the image of Ruby has been circulating around Pinterest as of late.

The battle of the bods isn’t a recent phenomenon. It seems that the ideal shape for a woman has fluctuated since the beginning of time.

From the constraining Victorian corset to the skeletal posture of model “Twiggy,” the pressures to fit a mold have always been present. But as we all know, women come in many shapes and sizes.

So where do these pressures come from? A male dominated society that is teaching women they need to be something they aren’t in order to sell products to women they don’t need?

Or is there a legitimate health concern on the horizon- a rising rate of obesity?

I embrace women of every size, but even to me, Ruby seems to be labeled obese, unhealthy.

However, the idea to teach women to be self confident trumps all. In order to be healthy, one must be mentally sound. If she is happy with more meat, then I am happy for her.

What do you think? Are campaign ads like TBS teaching women it’s OK to have unhealthy habits, or is it teaching women self confidence?

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The beer can comeback

Are these cans a little too retro for today's beer guzzling hipsters?

Are these cans a little too retro for today’s beer guzzling hipsters?

Hipsters of the world prepare to celebrate!

You won’t be limited to PBR in cans at the bar any longer.

The trend of canning is making a comeback.

“Major brands have also jumped on the bandwagon of late. Just this past month, Anheuser-Busch (BUD)  has unveiled a style-conscious 11.3-ounce “bowtie” can — it tapers inward at the middle — for its popular Budweiser brand (the traditional 12-ounce Budweiser can will also continue to be offered). MillerCoors has a commemorative series of Miller High Life cans coming out this summer that pay homage to Harley-Davidson motorcycles,” according to a Yahoo! Finance article. “Samuel Adams (SAM)  has introduced what it bills as the “Sam can,” a container that’s designed with such features as a larger opening and an extended lip — all of which are intended to bring out the beer’s full flavor.”

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