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The Alleged Secret Way McDonald’s Shorts You On French Fries

We live in the age of full-disclosure, where any shady practices can be revealed anonymously for the world to see, or read online. With that in mind, some McDonald’s employees took to Reddit to reveal a shady practice of their own.

If you’ve ever thought your box of McDonald’s fries felt a little light, there’s a slight chance it was done on purpose, as apparently there’s a “pinch” trick employees use to make your fry carton seem more full than it is.

In a Reddit discussion about things your job wants you to hide from customers, user ExperiMENTALbunny said:

“I worked at McDonald’s and they taught me how to pinch the fry carton just right while putting the fries into them so that it looked full, but actually wasn’t.

“I only had 1 customer call me out on it. He shook the fries out into his bag and poured them back into the fry carton himself and it only filled up half way, so I had to give him more fries. I was impressed and embarrassed. It’s been 7 years and I can still see his face.”

Then right after that comment, another user chimed in, saying they too were asked to use the trick, but the user refused to do it.

“I fucking hated that practice and basically refused to do it. Never got fired, but managed to have a few customers ask me when my shifts were the next week so they could have me filling their fries.”

A Twitter user then chimed in with his own experience, saying:

A buddy of mine who worked at McDonald’s anonymously said he doesn’t understand how the pinching method would work, as it would be immediately visible that the box isn’t full.

“It doesn’t take long to make fries,” he said. “It just sounds like a waste of time… and the customer would notice.”

Of course, it’s Reddit, so you always have to take things like this with a grain of salt, but if you ever feel shorted at McDonald’s golden fries, this might be the reason.


Customer Shocks Drive-Thru Workers With A Lemony Magic Trick

That guy MagicofRahat is at it again, terrorizing fast food drive-thrus with his wizardry. In one his latest YouTube episodes, he cruises through multiple fast food drive-thrus purchasing a bottle of water. He then asked the clerk for some lemon to go with his beverage.

When they hand it to him, he tells them there’s a hole inside his bottle. As they lean closer, he magically transports the lemon inside the water bottle without ever opening it.

How does he do it??

Check out the mystifying video.


This Avocado-Ripening Trick Will Save You DAYS Of Grief


Have you ever wanted to cook something with avocados, but the only ones you can find just aren’t ripe enough? Unfortunately, that happens to us more than you’d think. Luckily, there’s a cheat code that’ll ripen those avocados right up for you.

Here’s what to do.

Take a piece of tinfoil and wrap it around the avocado. Then, place the foily fruit on a baking sheet and throw it into the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.

Avocados ripen from the ethylene gas that it produces. Because it’s covered in the tin foil and heated, the gas surrounds the avocado and speeds up the ripening process exponentially.

It may take a little longer depending on how ripe your avocado still is, so do your best to limit the cooking time while you’re doing the grocery shopping.

It’ll at least save you the trip to another store.

h/t PureWow, Photo: MorgueFile


This Onion Cutting Hack Will Save A Lot Of Tears

If you don’t know the proper technique to cut an onion, one of a couple things could happen. You could either have uneven pieces that look pretty wack, or you can have an eyeful of tears.

DavHax found a quick way to get that onion chopped as easily as possible. All you need is a hair pick and a sharp knife to chop your onions with.

Carefully stick the hair pick into the onion. Cut along the slits so that the onion is held together. Then, once you have even slices, rotate the pick 90 degrees and give your onions a finer chop.

Your fingers will be nowhere near the blade.


A Simple Kitchen Trick Will Change The Way You Peel Potatoes


Peeling potatoes sucks. It seriously sucks. Unfortunately, the starchy veg is the base of tons of recipes and has many other uses outside cooking. Luckily, our buddy Davy from Make Sushi figured out a way to peel potatoes that no only saves you a headache, it’ll give your potatoes much more flavor.

Start by slicing around the potato skin in a circular motion with a sharp knife. Then, throw the potatoes into some boiling water and let them cook. After your potatoes are removed, you just simply have to pinch the potato skin and it comes off almost instantly.

No mess, no stress and more flavor. The best part is you now have potatoes to work on all kinds of awesome recipes. Check out the video below.

The Best Way To Peel Potatoes

Our guy Make Sushi jumping in real quick and showing us his trick for peeling potatoes (this way is also dope for getting more flavor in there during the boil!).#foodbeast:

Posted by Foodbeast on Monday, November 9, 2015


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