Even though the UK is on a health kick with sugar taxes and other healthy incentives, McDonald’s remains the nation’s number one fast food joint. And it’s the same around the world where you’ll find 37,000 restaurants proudly displaying the golden arch. Those stores serve 69 million people every day. With an average of 75 hamburgers sold every minute of the day and 9 million pounds of fries sold each day, there’s very little chance that McDonald’s will lose its appeal any time soon. But there are things you shouldn’t order on the menu. And we’ve heard that from a reliable source.
Coffee to go
There are a lot of choices when you order a drink at McDonald’s. You can satisfy your thirst with soft drinks, milkshakes, fresh juice or water. And each of those types of drinks offer lots of choices. If you opt for a Coke, as most McDonald’s customers do, you can opt for a standard full sugar Coke, a Diet or a Frozen Coke or a Frozen Coke Spider. Sprite and Fanta are your other options if you want a soft drink. We’re not recommending any of them but equally, we’re not saying you should stay away from them. The drink you should avoid comes under the McCafe brand.
You need an insider to give you the real lowdown on what’s worth consuming and what should be avoiding. Thankfully, a Reddit user decided to share his work experience with others. There’s not one particular drink you should avoid. The drinks the employee believes should be avoided are any that come out of the McCafe machines.
“I work for McDonald’s and make sure everyone that matters to me never orders anything that comes out of the McCafe machine,” is a great way of making the point that McCafe drinks should be avoided. But why? The reason’s nothing to do with the drinks themselves or the ingredients used to make them. It’s a far simpler one. “All McCafe beverages run through a horrifically dirty machine—we’re talking 5+ inches of uncleaned, liquid making up its inside parts.”
Not the same everywhere
We can’t believe it’s the same at every McDonald’s across the globe. Thankfully, another Reddit user confirmed that when he worked for Ronald McDonald, “We had to clean the McCafe [machines] nightly.” The same former employee goes onto explain that the process took 30 to 45 minutes and included brushes and all-purpose cleaning solutions.