A Reddit user claimed employees had a sneaky trick so people would get less chips.Source:News Corp Australia
A Reddit user claimed employees had a sneaky trick so people would get less chips.Source:News Corp Australia

Cunning trick Macca's staff use to give you less fries

PEOPLE claiming to work for McDonald's have alleged that there is a sneaky trick they've been using to make sure you don't get as many fries.

The fast food giant is a favourite for millions of Australians, but these claims may end up leaving a bad taste.

Over on Reddit, McDonald's employees got stuck in to a thread which asked: "What did your job ask you to hide from customers?"

A user who claimed to have worked at McDonald's chipped in to claim there was a common practice staff would use to short change customers on the fries.

Apparently, staff would pinch the base of the cardboard carton the fries are served in before filling them up.

This would leave the containers slightly under-filled, giving out fewer chips per order.

An anonymous Reddit user said: "I worked at McDonald's and they taught me how to pinch the fry carton just right while putting the fries into them so that it looked full, but actually wasn't."

The alleged McDonald's worker claimed that customers barely noticed the trick, adding: "I only had one customer call me out on it."

The poster continued: "He shook the fries out into his bag and poured them back into the fry carton himself and it only filled up half way, so I had to give him more fries.

"I was impressed and embarrassed. It's been seven years and I can still see his face."

And this person wasn't the only one to refer to the alleged practice in the thread.

Another user said: "I f***ing hated that practice and basically refused to do it.

"Never got fired, but managed to have a few customers ask me when my shifts were the next week so they could have me filling their fries."

A McDonald's spokesperson told The Sun: "We believe these claims to be fictional, there are no 'secret tricks' and we have strict operational procedures in place to ensure that fry portions are not under-filled.

"Without a verified source we are unable to investigate this further.

"Our employees work hard to ensure our customers have the best experience possible in our restaurants, and we strongly refute any claims that suggest otherwise."

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.