Fast food serving the unhealthiest food. There’s a lot more than just serving greasy, fatty foods. Does anyone ever wonder, exactly what happens in the kitchen where no one can see? Or wonder where the frozen food came from, how it was prepared?
Working in a fast food restaurant taught me a lot. I worked in one for a little over 3 years. Throughout that time, I’ve found that some of my co-workers, supervisors and managers don’t always follow food safety guidelines. Sometimes, do things to food that isn’t right, and definitely not healthy for the consumer.
While we all know that fast food is unhealthy, when we don’t have much time to eat, it’s the easiest places to go. Late nights, after clubbing, bar hopping, or just a late night at work, fast food restaurants seem to be the only places open.
I worked the graveyard shifts during my time at that restaurant. After midnight was when all the people were coming from the clubs, bars, parties, and some from work. That’s when I realized that the unhealthy food, could become even more unhealthy.
Dealing with drunk people is difficult enough, but when they come to order food, it becomes even harder. In a large group, they can get really loud, obnoxious, and just plain rude. With most of them, getting their food out is easy enough and they’ll be on their way. With the rude ones, drunk or not, it became war.
I’ve seen co-workers and supervisors do the nastiest things to these people’s food and drinks. Dropping food on the ground, on purpose, but using it anyways rather than throwing it in the waste basket. While having their drinks being poured into the cups, sometimes they’d wash their hands in it, other times spitting in the cup. Salads, sometimes spitting in that too, as well as chili.
Every type of food that’s been cooked, has a time limit. If someone was obnoxious or rude, they’d get the expired food, sometimes the food that expired hours ago, but the workers were too busy to throw it out. French fries, that had been sitting in the basket for more than the time limit, were sometimes just re-dipped into the hot oil for a few moments before being served again to the customer.
So, we all know that fast food is not good for you. Fast food, being an easy way to eat and go when we don’t have time, even though we know it’s just going to go to our thighs, I hope everyone that reads this article, remembers what I’ve said. That everyone will think twice about what they eat, and where they eat it.
I also hope that people will learn to be polite to fast food employees, knowing that you shouldn’t mess around especially when it comes to someone handling your food. If I have no choice but to eat at a fast food restaurant, I always ask politely, to have my food made fresh. I don’t mind the 5 minute wait. I suggest you all do the same.