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Anyone here work for McDonalds?

post #1 of 25
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I did, some years ago. I have an acquaintance who is making a claim about food preparation systems there, and I think he's wrong. I just want some confirmation.
post #2 of 25
I worked there about 2 1/2 years ago.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I did, some years ago. I have an acquaintance who is making a claim about food preparation systems there, and I think he's wrong. I just want some confirmation.
The stuff they serve at McDonald's is considered food? Amazing!
post #4 of 25
My friends work there.
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Our argument is over eggs. When I worked there and did breakfast, I cooked 130 dozen eggs every morning. My friend swears they don't use fresh eggs any more, but everything I can find says they do.

And yes, I got good at the two-handed egg breaking.
post #6 of 25
our one son did for a few years - not anymore.
post #7 of 25
I think most of that (eggs) is pre-packaged now and shipped. They just warm it up in the micro before serving. I don't think they cook the actual eggs on the grill anymore.
post #8 of 25
They use both real eggs and the pre-packaged eggs. I saw both when I worked there.
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Oddly enough, as recently as this January, when Starbucks admitted they used pre-cooked eggs, McDonald's said they didn't.

Guess I need to stop by one in the morning and take photos!
post #10 of 25
The eggs come in a carton now. My friends have showed me what they come in.
post #11 of 25
So how do they do the eggs that come on the McMuffins?
post #12 of 25
Maybe they still ahe real for that.
post #13 of 25
Don't know whether it is running in the states but here in Canada there is a commercial for McDonalds that airs quite frequently that states they use only fresh eggs for there egg McMuffins..They actually show the line people cooking them. Now if they are advertising using fresh eggs, when they're not couldn't they get into a bit of trouble over that..false advertising and all..
post #14 of 25
The eggs that are used at the mcdonalds here are the ones that are pre-prepared they are the already mixed yolk that you get in the cartons I think they are called Better than eggs or something to the effect of that. My friend is the manager there.
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
The Egg McMuffin eggs are cooked in a way that is half frying and half steaming. It takes a special tool that I've never seen anywhere else. and, since you have to be able to see the yolk, it can't be pre-prepared.
post #16 of 25
Nope. Never worked for them. I did apply but was told I was "over qualified"

Back then we had 2 minimum wage rates. One for under 18 and one for over 18. I was over 18. So I suspect they didn't want to pay the higher wage.

Also by the time I had applied I had already managed a lounge and was relief manager for a restaurant.

So maybe I was over qualified in that regard, but I needed a job!!
post #17 of 25
I would think they would use that stuff that subway uses with it being in a carton and you warm it in the microwave but as someone mentioned there is that commercial now that says they use real eggs so i dunno
post #18 of 25
Our english macdonalds you see the fresh eggs stacked up in there boxes.
Jess x
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
The Egg McMuffin eggs are cooked in a way that is half frying and half steaming. It takes a special tool that I've never seen anywhere else. and, since you have to be able to see the yolk, it can't be pre-prepared.
ours here are pre-prepared on our egg McMuffins they dont have yolks. Its kind of wierd but I ate one this morning and looked at it just because of what you said
post #20 of 25
i am thinking after reading these posts, it depends on what mcd you stop at, and what you order.

I had egg muffin thing the other day, i saw a a whole skid full of eggs, in fact mine even had a little egg shell in it.
post #21 of 25
I'm pretty sure Egg McMuffins have actual eggs.

I worked at Arby's many, many years ago, and we were just starting the breakfast thing, and we were supposed to cook our eggs by using these metal rings on a grill. But it was too hard to get them to cook quickly enough so we just scrambled them on the grill.
post #22 of 25
Yes it is deffinately on which Mcds you stop at the guy that runs the two here is a moron, 9 out of 10 you get half raw hamburgers or half done fries--this is DH food from there. Ive got froze parfaits parfaits with bad fruit and rotted salads from the ones here
post #23 of 25
I can see things like freshness varying from location to location. but aren't the methods they use the same everywhere?

I'm not talking about automation. because some places do things differently. eg: the mcdonalds here has automated frymakers. nobody handles them. it's a conveyer belt. Same with sodas. when they're ordered the cups come down, fill up then move to the end.

But I think things like eggs would be the same everywhere? Just a guess obviously but it would seem strange since McDonalds is real big on consistency between stores. Least I thought they were
post #24 of 25
you would think, But some MCD do taste better then others.
There are 2 around here that are hmm at best not bad.

the others, not so good, everything is under cooked or over cooked,
the 2 that seem to do ok are the ones that have mostly older people working in like 60 plus.

lol you should go to Indo, where MCD is seen as good eating.
the one we used to go to even had candles on the table, and the scary part, is it really tasted like real food.
post #25 of 25
Real eggs are cracked into little circle moulds for mcmuffins, and they have premixed cartons of eggs for the scrambled eggs that go into the big breakfast type meals. Even the premixed ones are real though...but the mcmuffins ones are freshly cracked into the little moulds.

I worked there for 2 years about 10 years ago..but I always watch them in the kitchen when I go into a McD'S.
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