McDonald's worker shares simple hack to get fresh food every time you visit

Big Mac combo is seen on McDonald's restaurant table.
This is the secret to getting freshest food at McDonalds -Credit:Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A former McDonald's worker with 10 years experience has shared how to get the freshest and hottest meal every time.

"After a decade at McDonald's, I've got the one simple trick for ensuring fresh food every time," an ex-employee known as JB4T5gamemusic revealed on Reddit.

The former staffer advised: "I worked in fast food for a decade (McDonald's) and quit about seven years ago. Here are a few insights/ secrets."

In the enlightening post, they pointed out that while it is common knowledge that McDonald's prepares certain dishes ahead of time and keeps them hot, this means they may not necessarily be served as fresh as possible.

The key to their speedy service is stowing pre-cooked meals in the warm cabinets, the user clarified.

Whilst it doesn't impact flavour, die-hard McDonald's fans wanting the freshest meal possible can utilise this savvy hack given by the past employee, reports the Express.

McDonald's French Fries.
There's a secret to getting fresh fries every time -Credit:Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

According to the Reddit entry, the fast-food star disclosed that customers should ask for meat and chips without added salt.

The thinking behind this neat switch is that the McDonald's team "have to salt and season every piece of beef that crosses the grill and every fry that takes a dunk in the fryer".

Making a specific request in your order makes it essential for the food to be freshly cooked to ensure it remains free of additional salt.

The former staff member stated that consequently, the food also needs to be prepared using a clean grill. This revelation comes at a perfect time, as the popular fast-food chain just recently modified how they cook their menu options.

Updates were implemented to enhance "all the elements customers enjoy most" - from the burger buns down to the chopped onions.

UK restaurants are now topping each burger patty with onions while grilling to enhance the flavour and have also tweaked the searing process of the beef patties, among other changes.

McDonald's assures its customers that their fries will always be served hot, stating: "When our suppliers partially fry our cut potatoes, they use an oil blend that contains beef flavouring... The fries are cooked in our kitchens, seasoned with salt, and served hot to you."

A former employee from the iconic American fast-food chain has shared a tip for those who are serious about their fries, revealing: "If fries are over seven minutes old out of the fryer, they must be discarded. This is why if you wait till you get home to eat them, they suck unless you live close."