An ex-McDonald’s employee has shared secrets of the fast-food chain on TikTok, including revealing that the milkshake machine probably isn’t broken…
Taking to TikTok, Dessy Joseph has shared tricks of the trade after working at McDonald’s over the years.
She gives people hints on how to get the best out of your experience at McDonald’s, including how to get fresher food.
For instance, if you make customisations to your order like ‘added cheese’, your burger will be made fresh so they can add an additional slice.
Dessy has over 560,000 followers on TikTok and has now shared 23 videos of tricks for Maccies lovers.
Another includes avoiding the ‘lunch hour rush’ where items tend to be pre-made for fresher food. She said: “During the lunch rush we would make a certain amount of food that were popular items and leave them on the belt – it was heated so you couldn’t really tell if your food had been left on the belt.
“Which is where customisations come in, to make sure you don’t get food that’s been sitting on the belt.”
She also confirmed that the legendary ‘secret menu’ is actually real. Dessy explains you can order ‘an Oreo McFlurry with caramel sauce’ or a ‘neapolitan shake’ which will include chocolate, strawberry and caramel in one cup.
And it turns out, the milkshake machine probably isn’t actually broken.
Dessy revealed that colleagues often lie about the machine being broken to avoid replacing the massive and heavy bag of shake mix.
She even said that in the McDonald’s store she worked in the machine wouldn’t be cleaned very often, and would frequently have bugs inside.
She claimed: “Dead flies and dirt collect at the top of the ice cream machine, so if you slide the top off without wiping it first, all those little buggies go in the ice cream mix.”
The Mirror also shared some secret menu items shared by another ex McDonald’s employee.
They include ‘Angus Fries’ which are unsalted fries with Angus beef seasoning from the grill. There’s also ‘Strawberry Sprite’ which mixes Sprite post-mix with four squirts of Strawberry Thickshake Syrup.
You could also get ‘Mega MAC’ which builds a big Mac with quarter pounder meat and buns and an extra slice of cheese.
And there’s even ‘McMuffin Pizzas’ using grilled muffin halves with sauce, cheese and ‘toppings’.
BRB going to try and get something from the secret Maccies menu…
Warning to ‘Instagram hikers’ trekking to view plane crash on the moors above Glossop
Mountain rescuers have issued a warning to ‘Instagram hikers’ trekking to an eerie plane crash site on the mores above Glossop.
It comes following a weekend where Glossop Mountain Rescue Team were called out to two incidents in just three hours, after walkers got into trouble trying to reach the remote spot.
Visitors to the crash site in Bleaklow Moor have sky rocketed in lockdown with the site becoming an unlikely hit on social media.
Now, the GMRT team leader, Patch Hale has warned visitors that the elevation and inhospitable route makes for a difficult challenge for even experienced hikers.
He said: “Visitors should be aware that social media only tells them half the story. Always check the weather before you set off.
“Conditions can change without warning at these elevations, and low cloud can reduce visibility drastically.
“It’s easy to get disorientated and wet, and that’s when hypothermia can set in.
“And remember to allow plenty of time to get back before sunset, as conditions underfoot will become claggy, and navigation nearly impossible.
“Make sure you bring food, water, a torch, and a map and compass. And be confident you can use them.”
Mum puts kids to bed in next day’s clothes to save time in the morning and says it ‘works wonders’
The mum-of-two says her trick works wonders for saving time in the morning.
Lisa Lamond stars in an Australian renovation show, House Rules, on which she revealed her trick to save time in the morning.
The pre-school routine for her and many other parents can often be difficult with young children.
She said her daughters, Arabella, three and Ruby who is two like to dress themselves head to toe as they strive for independence.
Lisa added: “On days I’m working in particular, I don’t have a spare hour while they pull up one sock.
“So the best piece of advice I’ve been given is to dress your kids the night before in the clothes you want them to go out in.”
In the morning, she simply wakes her kids up, changes their nappy and puts on the shoes. She said: “It works wonders for me and where I’m at in life at the moment.”
Lisa also recommends taking advantage of online supermarket delivery to save the hassle of shopping with two young children and to leave the weekend for quality family time.
Lisa also said one her daughters has become attached and struggled to go to nursery. She said by printing out words with pictures of both the morning and evening routine it can help the little one preempt what’s coming up when she’s starting to feel anxious.
She urged parents to not compare themselves with other mums and dads, admitting at one stage she wouldn’t go out because she thought she couldn’t control her daughters and felt embarrassed.
She said: “We all have our own pace and ways of coping, but I got over it and learned how to diffuse the situation.”
You can follow the family on Instagram here.
Mums slam people who put their Christmas tree up early saying it’s ‘vulgar’ and ‘tacky’
You do you, tbh…
Mums on Mumsnet have called people who put their tree up before December ‘tacky’ and ‘vulgar’.
While we won’t judge you, either way, some people have got pretty strong opinions on exactly when they and everyone around them should put their Christmas trees up.
Some do it just after Halloween, others wait until December 1st, while some might do it as soon as the autumn leaves fall – and after the year we’ve had, you can’t really begrudge anyone wanting to spread some festive cheer, can you?
A number of parents have headed to Mumsnet to let everyone know their thoughts on the matter.
One person said any time before December was ‘ridiculously too early’, adding: “Were you born in a barn?”
A second went one step further (possibly too far): “NOT before December 1st. We need laws. Including the death penalty for shops who put Xmas stuff out in September.”
A third commented: “No it’s stupidly, embarrassingly early.” Someone else said putting decorations up before December ‘ludicrous’.
One mum let everyone else know exactly what she thought, writing: “Trees up this early is so tacky! Don’t do it. Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night. Anything else is a bit vulgar really.”
Someone thought mid-December is the right time adding: “25th November is insanely early too! 15th December is the earliest it should go up. Down on the 6th of January.”
A lot of these people were slammed as the Grinch for not getting in the festive spirit.
When do you think is the perfect time to put your tree up? Just do that, tbh…