Debunking Fast Food Myths

If something is delicious, it has zero calories.

Fast food has always been everyone’s go-to comfort food. In times of distress, hunger, or happiness, we have always tucked ourselves into some appetizing fast food. However, like many things in the world, fast food also has its share of myths. Let’s look at some closely:

KFC’s chicken isn’t chicken?

There has always been so much hullaballoo about the chicken KFC has been serving up, from the appearance of the chicken to whether the chicken is GMO. KFC has gone on record several times to clarify that their chicken is normal, healthy, and non-GMO. After being cleared by federal food standards, now we know we can comfortably tuck in with our bucket of KFC.

McDonald's not-so lovin’ menu

McDonald's has always been under the lens; from their beef to eggs, questions have been raised about their authenticity and prep. Questions about the preparation of their egg-based breakfast options such as Egg McMuffins have been doing the rounds, including why their eggs seemed to appear different from the ones we consume. McDonald's clarified that once they return from the factory, egg rings are used for the perfect shape. As for the beef, well it is 100% pure beef, with nothing else added as replacements.

Wendy’s Chili

Claims about Wendy’s Chili being made from rat and horse meat made people wary. However, employees working there clarified that the Chili is made from the burgers that get overcooked. Hurray for their food waste management!

Taco Bell meat

Rumors that Taco Bell meat contains horse meat as a key ingredient, to the meat being graded the same as dog food, Taco Bell has had to deal with their fair share of gossip. Taco Bell has cleared these floating assumptions stating their main ingredients are ground beef, spices, oats, and sauces.

Popeyes’ chicken confusion

The delicious crackling eatery has had to face bizarre rumors. From a customer finding a rat head in her meal to the batter used to fry chicken containing drugs, Popeyes has quashed the rumors once and for all. They stated the “rat-head” was just a piece of chicken organ meat and clarifying the drugs part as only rumors. With these fast food joints debunking the myths, we can continue relishing on our favorite comfort food, hassle-free!