Fast Food Horror Stories: You Won’t Believe What Was in This Restaurant’s Burgers

An estimated 80% of Americans consume fast food monthly. We assume restaurants follow FDA-approved health and sanitation laws. However, many break these codes, resulting in horror stories. You won’t believe the scandals these chains created, especially the disgusting ingredient found in McDonald’s burgers (page 9).

1. Subway’s not-so-chicken sandwich

Apparently, that “chicken” is only about half chicken. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Where: Canada
  • What happened: Two Subway chicken products were found to contain only about half chicken DNA.
  • The details: Canadian broadcaster CBC investigated chain restaurants’ chicken sandwiches, finding that Subway’s breast meat was 54% chicken and their popular chicken strips were only 43%. CBC’s lab nearly didn’t believe it, redoing the test five times but still finding the “chicken” portion to be mostly soy and other legal fillers. Subway disputed the claim but vowed to speak with its supplier.

Next: Satisfy late-night cravings with caution.

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