Former McDonald’s employee reveals ‘the real reason’ their straws are so big – it’s all about the taste

A former McDonald’s employee from Boston has set out to answer the taste-related questions of fast-food lovers. 

27-year-old Michael Ryan shared his knowledge on social media after someone asked about his insider info.

In one video, a woman named Anna says:

“If you have worked for a large corporation like a chain of a restaurant or retail place, I want to hear all of the secrets that only employees would know.”

Michael answers her by saying:

“I worked at McDonald’s and I learned so much s***.

“You think that they’re just fast food and s*** but there’s so much science behind it.”

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He revealed interesting facts related to the straws used at the restaurant chain.

“For example, your straw at McDonald’s is larger – do you know why it’s larger?”  he goes on to say.

“Because it lets more carbonation hit your tongue and makes the soda taste better. That’s why it’s better at McDonald’s.”

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Michael also revealed that the grilled chicken is injected with a salt-water mixture in order for it to remain fresh and tasty.

He also notes:

“McDonald’s actually commissions Coke for their own recipe of syrup, that’s why their coke has a little bit more sugar and a lot more flavour.

“Their ice cream machine is made from whole whipping cream and it’s cleaned once a week.”

Michael addedd that the chicken McNuggets are made by a company called Tyson foods.

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Many people who saw the videos were surprised to learn about these secrets. 

One person said:

“I knew the coke tasted different. McDonald’s coke is hands down the best beverage on planet Earth.”

Michael noted:

“When I said coke I meant all their soda! They have a secret recipe for all the soda from Coke that enhances the flavour.”

For more secrets, you can check out Michael’s TikTok channel.

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