10 Surprising Secrets of Fast Food Restaurants the Staff Will Never Tell

With the emergence of the new era, our lifestyle has undergone a lot of changes.No one has the time to cook anymore, nor wait in some fancy restaurants for food to be served. Instead, everyone is hoping towards the fast food restaurants.

So let us check out the secrets of these fast food restaurants, which you will never hear from anywhere else.


1. The best time for fast food

If you want fresh food, you need to visit the fast food joints at the peak hours of the time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and the period between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.The only downside is you won’t find the seating.


2. If you want some fresh French fries, order them without salt.

French fries are salted right after a whole batch is cooked, and the staff would have to make a new unsalted serving specially for you.


3. The smell from the kitchen is part of the marketing strategy.

The smell from the kitchen is a marketing strategy to attract customers. Sometimes they even leave their kitchen doors open on purpose, so the smell reaches the people on the street.


4. Coke is cheaper than tea because it stimulates the appetite.


In fast food places, sodas are normally cheaper than tea. This is because they want people to buy more sodas: it is impossible to quench thirst with a sweet soda (and you will buy it again and again). Also, carbon dioxide stimulates the appetite.


5. French fries contain 19 ingredients.

The legendary flavor of fast food French fries is achieved by mixing around 20 ingredients. Potatoes are the basic one. The other 18 are some fats, additives, and flavor enhancers, making this food not completely harmless.


6. It is not the best decision to be an early bird.

Going to the fast food joint first thing in the morning is not advisable as the staff clean their kitchen, machines and counter tops with harmful chemicals in the morning which may end up in your food.


7. Fast food today is way more caloric than 30 years ago.

Today the portions of our favorite foods have increased, and so has the amount of calories in them. For example, a cheeseburger contains 75% more calories compared to its "predecessor" from the 1980s. 20 years ago, French fries were 2 times less caloric. Pizza has gained 70% more calories.


8. The amount of sugar in a milkshake exceeds the daily norm by 2-3 times.

A milkshake is one of the classic items in fast food places. It is especially popular in summertime.
The daily norm of sugar is around 1-2 oz, while one serving of milkshake contains around 3 oz of sugar.


9. Soda fountains are terribly dirty.

Soda fountains in fast food places are difficult to wash. Imagine how many bacteria, germs, and mold are there. The sugary environment makes very good conditions for these "dwellers."


10. Medium is the new Large


Duke University found that chains sway customers into buying larger sodas by increasing the amount of ounces in all of their size options. Many people will opt for medium because it’s in the middle, but the medium has become what used to be considered a large.

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