Staff who work at fast food chain McDonald’s have warned people to always add a 20 box of nuggets to their order. According to workers, it’s the easiest way to make sure your food is as fresh as possible.
A video explaining the reasons behing the decision has been shared online. Since it was uploaded, it’s been viewed over 60,000 times, and peoples’ minds are blown.
Sharing the advice on TikTok, the McDonald’s employee said that if you order 20 then your meal will be ‘fresher’, so your McNuggets will be as good as possible. But if you order a lesser amount, then kitchen staff may be able to scrape together your order from leftovers – so your chicken portions might have been sat there a while.
After sharing the tip on social media, TikTok user @nicaraguanjesus was inundated with comments as people agreed with his advice – but some threw some doubts on the clip.
In the clip, captioned ‘you’re welcome’, the worker pulls out a tray of McNuggets and it appears to contain just 21 portions – so nearly all of the freshly cooked bits are needed for a 20 piece meal. However if someone before you ordered ten, and then you also ordered ten, your McNuggets could be from a previous batch.
Hundreds of comments have been posted by people who are divided by the tip. One follower said: “No wonder when I got my 10 piece it wasn’t as crispy as they were when I get 20.”
Then a second added: “Or just ask for them fresh and make everyone else suffer and wait for your order.” But others weren’t so sure, as one user added: “If you ask for it to be fresh they gone put it in the grease for a few seconds yall. Just get that 20.”
And another wrote: “Nah half of the nuggets be fresh the other half be old. If you want fresh nuggets ask. They are going to bag up all the old nuggets up first. If you ask for something fresh they usually always just toss it back in the fryer or grill for a few seconds” commented another user.
McDonald’s has been approached for comment.