We’ve long worried that food can be tampered with if you complain about it – but these people have confessed it is true.
If you’re unhappy with your meal in a restaurant or fast food chain, do you send it back to the kitchen to get what you want?
Apparently we might get a little more than what we want, if these horror stories are anything to go by.
On Q&A website Quora , people who have worked in the food industry are lifting the lid on what really goes on behind closed kitchen doors.
The companies are not named and these are hopefullly isolated incidents – but even so, they are pretty concerning.
One man who worked for a popular burger chain, where “the majority of the staff were between the ages of 15 and 18”, explains that complaining to a teenager is “the wrong thing to do.”
He said: “I was there for over three years and I’ve seen (and tried to even stop, to no avail) the following (stop reading if you have a weak stomach).”
1. A daddy long legs spider seared into a burger
As well as the obvious cruelty involved in this, daddy long legs and burgers are things that should NEVER go together.
2. Different types of body hair being purposely added
We don’t want to know where this body hair is being plucked from.
3. Sneezing and then wiping the nose with a bun (then calling it a Bacon Double Sneeze Burger)
It might not be a good idea to eat that…
The pun just adds insult to injury.
4. Many different forms of spit and phlegm being combined with the ‘corrected’ order
We have no words for this one, so…
5. Stuff recovered from being dropped on the floor
If it’s a five-second rule deal at home, then we’re all for picking stuff up off the floor (so long as it’s clean). But when it comes to eating out, this really isn’t ok.
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6. Wiping butt and/or armpits with food items. NOT OK.
This one has got us particularly concerned. How would you tell!? Have we been eating sweat (or worse) all these years?
7. The pooper scoop…
In one particularly grim anecdote, he describes how a customer defecated on the floor next to the toilet – and his colleague decided to clean it up with a chicken nugget scoop.
We’re never eating out again.
Another user, David Durham, quickly tried to reassure anyone reading the horror stories that it’s not a regular occurence.
He said: “I can answer this question as someone who’s dealt with customers as a server.
“I’ve heard of instances where nasty things were done to rude guests but I’ve never seen such a thing, nor done it myself.
“It’s simply not professional. In dealing with rude customers a professional will just maintain a certain ‘business decorum’ and ride it out.”