I tend to eat fast-food from time to time, usually when I am just too busy to prepare anything to eat or right after work when I’m feeling worn out from a long day. I used to never write reviews about fast-food, but that changed for one important reason. When the food is horrible, I think I should let people know. Not just horrible, but horrendously bad. For instance, I had McDonald’s a couple weeks ago, the food was so bad I ended up throwing it away. I found that pretty irritating. The beef in the burgers where so dry I compared it to beef jerky and the buns were so hard I compared them to flavorless croutons. The french-fries, so old I could tell they re-deep-fried them, which made them 100 times more disgusting. If you think you can’t tell if fries have been re-deep-fried, you can tell easily, the fries look a lot darker than they normally do. I have worked at a fast-food place, when I was younger and tried it and the outcome was, never do that again. And yes, I wrote that in a review.
The thing is, I’ve even contacted Wendy’s before because their food was so bad at a place near me. They offered me coupons and I guess their gesture could have been sincere, but that was not why I took the time to go to their website and complain. I told them I don’t ever plan on eating there again, the food was that bad! All I ever wanted from any food review is for those restaurants to fix the problems, and I’m sure other customers feel the same way. Usually, I don’t check the food until I get home, that is when I find the surprise. So, I guess the question I ask is as a customer how much stock should I put into fast-food. It is cheap, so does that make it okay to give people old food than act like it never happened. I have 2 Burger Kings close to me. And their fries are always old and hard. Out of all the places, they charge the most for their fries and you don’t get the quality that you pay for. I’d rather be asked to wait so I could get fresh hot food than pushed along with some old food. I don’t want to even touch on KFC, because that involves a toilet and I should have gone to the emergency room and been checked for food-poisoning.
The problem I found was, I’m not that good at writing reviews when the food has been good at places, but I did spend a couple days on yelp going through the places where I went and the food was good and hot. I felt bad that I didn’t recognize that fact. But wanted to make sure I thanked each place, because it has been harder finding them, lately. I guess after that I decided to start cooking more at home, because a lot of fast-food joints just don’t deserve my hard-earned money, even if it is just a couple dollars.
I think more people should write reviews when it comes to places they’ve eaten at, if it was good or bad just to let other people know and maybe shed light on the food if it was bad so managers can make the improvements that are needed. If you decide to go somewhere to eat during the week, take a few minutes and write a review on google or yelp, because it may help people like me who usually read the food reviews before going.
Thanks for reading, have a good week!