While many McDonald's customers were over the moon when McDonald's announced its all-day breakfast, the workers were not so fond of the switch. A seemingly harmless Reddit thread, asking McDonal'd employees how they manage all-day breakfast, revealed some shocking tricks of the trade. From five hour old eggs to cross contamination, once you read these secrets you might never want all-day breakfast again!
The Aging Eggs
After about 3 p.m., it's cook-to-order breakfast, which takes a lot of time. A current McDonald's employee says that some lazy employees just cook a bunch of eggs then use that for the next 5 hours.
The Re-Warmed Burgers
Meat is only supposed to stay in the warmer for 30 minutes, but according to a McDonald's employee, in reality they just keep resetting the timer…might be one or even two hours old.
The Walking Allergens
Since hamburger patties and sausage are cooked on the same grill, there is risk of being subject to allergens. Gluten is used in the sausage meat, but not the hamburger meat.
The Unsanitary Kitchen
"Nobody steam cleans unless there's a visit," says a current McDonald's manager.
The Tainted Patties
There are two grills, one is devoted to eggs and the other grill does everything else. Sausage and beef regularly go down on the same grill one after the other. And according to a McDonald's employee, because of the increase of menu items, there usually isn't time to clean the grill.
An Egg-cellent Burger?
According to a former McDonald's employee, the workers will more than likely use the same tongs for meat as eggs and not change their gloves unless asked.
The Topping Confusion
According to an unhappy customer, workers are getting ingredients mixed up by putting sausage patties on burger buns and burger patties on English muffins.
The Pristine Hash Browns
All-day breakfast could be the cause of the rising menu prices. Hash browns can be over two dollars!
The Long “Fast” Food Wait
Since breakfast isn't in high demand after a certain time, it's made-to-order, so you could be waiting a long time for your "fast food".
The Quick Food
And if you're not waiting, it's definitely not fresh.
The Never Ending Swap
There's not a dedicated switch over, so utensils are often used to cook beef, sausage and eggs.