It might never outshine the Big Mac with fast food fans, but there’s bad news for the many loyal devotees of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish.
According to a Reddit discussion among past and former fast food chain workers, the fishy treat is the one item on the menu you should never order.
As it’s never as popular as a burger and fries, there’s a good chance your fish sandwich will not be freshly cooked, with one McDonald’s worker claiming your order could have been sitting in a ‘heated cabinet for hours’.
They advised customers to ask for their Filet-O-Fish to be prepared there and then to ensure you’re not being served food that’s been slowly congealing.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s told MailOnline: ‘While we always strive to freshly prepare orders, for customer convenience, there are times – such as during peak hours – when we prepare some ingredients in advance.
‘Our Filet-O-Fish – which uses solely Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified wild-caught Alaska Pollock – continues to be a customer favorite around the world.’
If you’re treating yourself to a McDonald’s you might be best to avoid the Filet-O-Fish, which could have been sitting under a heat lamp for hours – an employee claims (stock image)
The revelation was made during a Reddit discussion with workers past and present advising customers to always ask for the Filet to be freshly cooked
Another added that they worked at McDonald’s three years ago and that the Filet is ‘not fresh by any stretch of the imagination’.
However, one fan of the fast food chain said that they’re not actually troubled by the fact that their ‘go-to comfort food’ isn’t fresh.
‘I feel like that is the social contract I make with McDonald’s whenever I order the Filet,’ the y wrote.
‘If you are going to serve me a square piece of fish that tastes the exact same in Denver or the south of France I am under no assumption that it is by any means fresh.
One Filet-O-Fish fan said they were under no illusions about the freshness of their favourite Mc Donald’s offering
Filet-O-Fish sandwiches may have plenty of loyal fans, but they’re never going to be quite as popular as burgers and fries (stock image)
Previously fast food workers have taken to Reddit to warn against order Subway’s ‘oven roasted chicken’, which one claimed was actually ‘boiled in a microwave.’
‘All Starbucks food is reheated frozen food,’ another said. ‘Ridiculous how little people realize that. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good, it’s just not fresh at all and incredibly overpriced.’
One convenience store worker wrote: ‘I’m gonna say any of the taquitos or hotdogs around midnight, up through about 4 or 5AM. around midnight you can be almost assured that these are now high-mileage.’