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We all have learned that Reddit can be an invaluable resource for all kinds of news and information. But, perhaps it’s most useful for truth telling. Here are some comments from Redditors who have worked the other side of the counter at some famous chain restaurants. What they have to say may make some customers swear off fast food for good. Perhaps it should be called “The Reddit Diet”?
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Any Meat From Dunkin’ Donuts

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Any Meat From Dunkin’ Donuts

What Reddit has to say: “What should you not order? Any of the meat. It’s not that it’s not preserved or anything, it’s just utterly disgusting. Please don’t eat it. We make donuts, coffee, and bagels. I wouldn’t recommend much else.”
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Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Dressing

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Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Dressing

What Reddit has to say: “I used to work at Applebee’s.The oriental chicken salad dressing is pretty much nothing but sugar and chicken fat.”
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Panera’s Thawed Out Soups

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Panera’s Thawed Out Soups

What Reddit has to say: “The soups come in frozen bags in boxes that say “Institutional Food” on the side of the box. We would throw them in a hot water cooker that would bring them up to temperature from freezing blocks to near boiling hot bags. Then we would run in the back and fill up the empty pots from the food line. Sometimes we didn’t get to fully thaw out the soup in time and put some cold ones out there often enough. I didn’t mind the soups there so much, but this would ruin the illusion for some customers if they knew.”
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Any Veggie Burger Anywhere

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Any Veggie Burger Anywhere

What Reddit has to say: “They take forever to cook, as they have to get chipped out of the freezer, microwaved and then thrown on the same grill they use for the regular meat.”
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Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion Dip

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Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion Dip

What Reddit has to say: “The Bloomin’ Onions (though delicious) are so bad for you. Like 2000 calories bad. It made me almost sick when I saw two of them going to the same table.”
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Cookout’s Chicken Strips

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Cookout’s Chicken Strips

What Reddit has to say: “I don’t recommend ordering chicken strips. We’d get in a rush, and they took forever to cook. And people would pull them out of the fryers early and just throw them on a tray. Customers sent them back for being undercooked all the time. Which tells me, lots of people were probably not paying attention and just stuffing them, half raw, into their faceholes.”
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Wendy’s Leftover Chili

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Wendy’s Leftover Chili

What Reddit has to say: “The meat in the chili is the burnt patties from the grill collected in a drawer, put in a bag, frozen and then boiled and chopped up, as much as a whole week later. This grosses my wife out, but it doesn’t bother me.”
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McDonald’s Fish Filet

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McDonald’s Fish Filet

What Reddit has to say: “Don’t order fish filets or grilled chicken anything unless it is just after the breakfast-to-lunch switch over. It’s right in the middle of lunch rush, or they are doing an advertised special on those items. They don’t sell a lot outside of lunch rush, so you might get a patty that’s near the end of its cycle.”
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Coldstone’s Dried Up Raisins

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Coldstone’s Dried Up Raisins

What Reddit has to say: “Don’t get raisins (if they still even offer raisins as a mix-in) they’ve been sitting there since the dawn of time.” And, don’t forget: By the time they get to your table, they’re called prunes…
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