Next time you order french fries from McDonald’s, you might want to take a second look. Sure, that carton of golden, piping hot, salty potatoes looks full.
But is it really?
More than likely, no.
That’s because McDonald’s has been teaching their employees (or at least some of them) a fancy, asshole-like trick in which your carton of fries looks full, but it’s really not.
It’s all thanks to a ‘pinch’ trick when the McDonald’s employee is filling up your fries.
They pinch the carton in just the right spot, which gives the visual impression that your fries are full and plentiful. But in reality, you’re just getting screwed and ripped off.
Experimental bunny 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.”
Another person who said they worked at McDonald’s said the same thing was asked of them, but refused to do it.
“I f****** hated that practice and basically refused to do it,” they wrote . “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.
This of course isn’t exactly unheard of practice in the fast food industry and many restaurants have been loading cups full of ice to keep their drink costs down for years.