Here’s the Test People Are Using to See if McDonald’s Is Cheating Them on Fries!

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Remember when we were told, we could ‘have it your way with McDonald’s?  Well, it seems they’ve really been pulling one over on us…the customers.

For those of you still eating at the greasy McDonald’s, it’s about the fries. One employee shares he was told to ‘pinch’ the fry containers causing McDonald’s to skimp fries on the customers.

H/T Conservative Tribune:

While McDonald’s may be one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in the United States, many people still complain about their experiences at the restaurant — often about their interactions with the people who work there.

A user on Reddit claiming to be a McDonald’s worker recently came forward with an eyebrow-raising accusation, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.

The user, who went by the screen name “ExperiMENTALbunny” wrote that as a worker at McDonald’s he was instructed to “pinch” the cartons of fries to reduce the number that went in, and one customer actually called him out on that.

“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,” he wrote.

“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,” he continued.

Well, I suppose that’s one way to test to see if McDonald’s is cheating you on your fries. Several other people commented on the post, claiming that they too had been asked to cheat people out of their fries.


There is no way to actually verify that what these people are claiming is true, but this controversy has gained so much attention that McDonald’s actually released a statement pushing back against the allegations.

We believe these claims to be fictional, there are no ‘secret tricks’ and we have strict operational procedures in place to ensure that fry portions are not under-filled,” said the statement.

Without a verified source we are unable to investigate this further. Our employees work hard to ensure our customers have the best experience possible in our restaurants, and we strongly refute any claims that suggest otherwise,” the statement read.

What exactly is a ‘verified source’ if it’s not an McDonald’s employee? Whether it’s true or not…who knows. It could be, just the competition weighing in on the topic. However, I’d advise, next time when you are at McD’s just shake the fries. Or better yet opt for the healthy choice of fruit or yogurt.

McDonald’s has made several menu changes since the beginning of the year. Here’s just a few:

  • In the US, all Happy Meals now include either seasonal fruit (such as apple slices or an orange) or a low-fat dairy option. The Happy Meal still comes with fries, but you can opt for fruit or yogurt instead.
  • Other recent changes include baby kale, baby spinach, red leaf lettuce and ribbon-cut carrots to the chain’s salad blends; milk from cows not treated with rBST, an artificial growth hormone; and chicken McNuggets with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • McDonald’s also offers a user-friendly nutrition calculator on its website that easily allows you to add and subtract meal components to see how, for example, small fries will impact the nutritional value of the meal (230 calories and 1.5 grams of saturated fat). Or how skipping Canadian bacon on an Egg McMuffin will impact a meal’s overall sodium count (it will save you 200 milligrams).

Personally, IF I did eat at McDonald’s I would probably order the Southwest Salad. It offers 8 grams of protein, partly from the shredded cheese, and 6 grams of filling fiber. And it’s loaded with flavor, thanks to the cilantro lime glaze and vegetable blend, a mix of black beans, roasted corn, tomatoes and poblano peppers.

Just remember, the next time you are at McDonald’s….you should ‘Have it YOUR way!’….although maybe that should say…weigh!






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