Everyone loves taking a ride on the wild side sometimes by indulging in a tiny bit of fast food - and yes, we already know it's bad for us.
But it seems we're being mislead about just how bad some famous fast-food items really far. Anonymous fast food workers took to Reddit yesterday and revealed some pretty grim, disgusting secrets about their respective food chains.
Here are a few notable mentions you might want to skip next time you hit the drive thru:
The potato and gravy has always been popular with the masses. But what if we told you it wasn't actually "gravy" you were eating?
Employees have revealed KFC's so called gravy is actually dregs taken from the bottom of the fryer, and warned the public to stay well clear.
“I recommend that you don’t consume the KFC gravy,” a former cook said.
“It is primarily made of the filthy oil that stores up on the bottom of the cookers over the day and is then served to customers the next day.
“Also the ‘potato’ in potato and gravy is literally just flour, there is no potato at all whatsoever.”
Sure, go ahead and make a healthy choice by ordering a salad - except perhaps when you visit McDonalds.
A McDonald's employee warned against ordering salads because they "are items that rarely moves, so re-stickering them is a daily routine."
That "fresh" salad you're expecting could actually be days old.
What? Are you serious? We have to worry about ice now? Apparently so, and after reading these revelations, you'll start worrying, too.
Fast food workers have advised customers to order drinks without ice because the ice machines are rarely cleaned. It can't be that bad though, right?
"I can't tell you the number of ice machines I've seen with mould and dead flies in the bottom," one McDonald's employee said.
"Those machines contain more mould and slime than you want to guess at," another employee revealed.
The Filet-O-Fish isn't the most appealing burger ever made, and that sure isn't going to change anytime soon.
One McDonald's employee said that fish fillet you get on your burgers usually sits in a tray for at least an hour before being served, and inevitable becomes "absolutely disgusting".
Another employee advised not to order a Filet-O-Fish unless you specifically ask for a fresh one, and not to order it close to closing time as there's very little chance it would be fresh.
DIPPED SOFT SERVES
Next time you order a soft serve, skip on the topping.
A former McDonald's worker revealed the chocolate topping was left out in the open all day, and when the top layer congeals, "they just mix that shit back up and still use it".
"Not to mention, at the McDonald's I worked at, we sprayed the trays off next to the chocolate, so God knows how many chemicals get into it."