7 Nausea Inducing Fast Food Stories That Will Make You Rethink Your Choices

You’ve probably been out to eat with someone who says something like, “Don’t do anything that will make the waiter spit in your food.” Does that actually happen though? Well, if you’re a rude customer, it might. (Yup.)
 
To find out all of the gross things that go down at restaurants, Cosmopolitan.com spoke to seven people who have worked, or still work, in the restaurant business. Spoiler alert: You might want to skip that 1 a.m. McDonald’s run.
 
1. “This is frowned upon, of course, but there has been a time or two that a customer has been overly obnoxious and their lid ‘accidentally fell on the floor’ and then was used for their drink. Customers purposely irritating you might end up with a dirty lid.—Bela, current Dunkin’ Donuts employee
 
2.If the ice cream machine isn’t cleaned properly there will be moldy milk under it and it’s really disgusting. The McDonald’s I worked at cleaned it once a week, but some don’t [clean] as often so it smells so gross and it’s just disgusting.” —Emily, former McDonald’s employee
 
3.Everyone in the drive-through (about four to six people, usually) spit in this one guy’s Blizzard because they didn’t like him. I think it was a high school grudge, but it was the grossest thing.” —Rachel, former Dairy Queen employee
 
4. “I’ve worked at Chipotle for a year and a half and the grossest thing will always be when people stick their hands over the sneeze guard to point to what they want. The sneeze guard at my old store was maybe 1-foot tall, so it happened constantly. At my current store it’s almost 3-feet tall and customers will still go to extremes to almost touch the food. Yuck!” —Janice, former Chipotle employee
 
5. “My first job in high school was as a cashier at Whataburger, a local fast food place in Texas. Since cashiers were also in charge of frying stuff, like fries and onion rings, I always smelled like grease and fries. No matter how many times I showered or washed my hair, I could still smell it. It basically oozed from my pores and I only had about three or four shifts a week.” —Mylan, former Whataburger employe
 
6. “One time, someone had explosive diarrhea and it got all over the walls in the men’s bathroom. Bleh.” —Catherine, former Chick-fil-A employee
 
7. “Generally, the most ordered items go fast, so you’re constantly making new ones. But in really quiet periods, it’s possible that items can sit there for hours, and then when they’re finally ordered, be served to someone. So we definitely served some old burgers and nuggets to people at like 1 a.m.” — Todd, former McDonald’s employee

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