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Things that fast food workers won't tell you

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Fast food, fast food dish, fast food, fast food (“fast” fast food and “food”) - food with reduced consumption and cooking time, with simplified or abolished tableware or outside the table. For public fast food snacks are used . "eatery".

Fast food is firmly established in our daily life, and not everyone can oppose or resist his temptation. We in Shram.kiev.ua collected the chips, which fast-food restaurants successfully use, in order to first lure us to themselves, and then sell and pay as much as possible.

1. All dishes have the same taste.

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Have you noticed that different fast food dishes have almost the same taste? And all because they know that people like food with different flavors: salty, sweet, spicy. Food from fast food is calibrated in such a way as to satisfy all these needs at once.

2. Burgers are made instantly.

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It takes only 30 seconds to cook the simplest burger in large chains. The reason for this is a deep freeze, which is exposed to meat, before you get to the kitchen of the restaurant.

3. They are designed to be eaten quickly.

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Another trick that makes us eat more fast food in restaurants: the food served there does not need to be chewed for a long time. According to studies, overweight people make an average of 12 chewing movements before swallowing food, while thin ones make about 15. The less we chew food, the less we get saturated and as a result we eat more.

4. The colors around you evoke appetite.

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Red and yellow are most often used in the area of ​​fast food for a reason. They are perfectly combined and cause a subconscious desire to stop and eat. Some even call this fact “the theory of ketchup and mustard”, the colors of which push us subconsciously to spontaneous or excessive meals.

5. The main goal - to sell you more

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Scientists have found that it is much more difficult to give up something when you are offered it directly. 85% of people order more than they wanted when restaurant employees propose to take something else to order. In restaurants, staff never use the “not” particle when communicating at the checkout, so the most common wording used there is “Try?”, “Will you?” Or “Take?”.

6. The average stake is a big stake.

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A simple way to improve the sale of drinks is to increase the volume of each portion and expand their entire line by adding “super-large” and “extra-large” servings. People subconsciously stop the choice on the average of the proposed, but thanks to this trick the average turns out to be great. In addition, if you do not specify the serving size, the cashier defaults to more expensive items, such as large potatoes and large coffee.

7. Meat from the fire is an illusion.

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Traces of grilled meat patties make burgers, of course, even more attractive. They have nothing to do with the real grill: they are created at the factory before freezing. But the added smoke flavors perfectly complete the illusion of meat right from the fire.

8. Salads are not so harmless.

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In the menu of many fast food restaurants in recent years, salads have appeared as a healthy diet option. But because of their composition, they are the same or even more nutritious than standard dishes. On top of that, lettuce is sometimes treated with propylene glycol (food supplement E1520) to prevent them from fading. This supplement is recognized to be safe, but we are no longer talking about the 100% naturalness of such products. Moreover, if there is no doubt about the authenticity of meat and vegetables, then the only thing left to guess about the composition of sauces is that most of the employees do not know about it.

9. Coffee that won't cheer you up

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A number of establishments with a low price tag offer coffee in foam rather than paper cups. The problem is that styrofoam contains styrene - a chemical component that can be released when interacting with a hot liquid. It affects the human nervous system and can cause depression and loss of concentration. So it is necessary to give preference to coffee in paper cups.

10. Eggs in fast food - not just eggs

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Eggs that are offered as a breakfast or a supplement to the main dishes in the field of fast food contain actually eggs and a “premium egg mixture,” which includes glycerin, dimethyl polysiloxane (a form of silicone) and dietary supplement E552 (calcium silicate). It is better to spend a minute and cook scrambled eggs at home.

11. Cola is different from the one in the bottle.

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Many have noticed that carbonated drinks in the same McDonald's are somehow tastier than those that we buy bottled. In fact, they have almost the same taste. But its role can be played by the fact that branded concentrates are mixed with water and carbonated directly in the restaurant, which makes them more “fresh”.

12. Do not take takeaway

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If you have firmly decided to have dinner with french fries or a hamburger, you should not take a takeaway order. Most dishes in fast food chains have a very short lifespan. For example, french fries remain fresh for only 5 minutes, and then begins to lose their taste. A burger in a hot state “lives” a little longer, but it still does not have time to get to the house.

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