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The 25 Grossest Things Ever Found in Fast Food Meals

Remember when you were growing up and the older neighborhood kids would regale you with urban legends about all the hideous things that have snuck their way into unsuspecting foods over the years? We wish we were here to prove them wrong. We truly do. After a thorough investigation into such matters however, we can assure you that the validity behind such tales is not quite as bad as you’d think – it’s worse. That’s why we’d like to take a moment to assure you that there’s still time to save yourself if you’d prefer not to see all these gross things found in fast food.

If however, you’re prepared to discover the horrible truth behind the history of some of your favorite fast food joints, we invite you to proceed. Here we’ve collected a disgusting overview of some of the most disturbing stowaways ever discovered inside your favorite tasty treats. From the four legged to the furry, from the dismembered to the disgusting, prepare your gag reflexes for the worst. These disgusting things found in food run the gamut from human body parts to creepy crawly creatures. However, they’re all plain nasty.

Rest assured that some of what you’ll see here was clearly the result of an accident on someone’s part – a really huge, horrible accident – but an honest mistake none the less. Among the less fortunate displays however, you’ll find photos of senseless pranksters in the act that may or may not shred your last bit of faith in humanity.

On the upside however, if you’re looking for a killer diet plan, the nasty things found in food here are sure to do the trick. Just pull up this list every time you feel a fast food craving creeping up and you’ll be thin as a rail in no time.

Not the Sandwich Topping Anyone Had in Mind

In October 2015, a Subway customer in Lincoln City, Oregon snapped this photo of a furry rodent, which had been plopped on his friend’s sandwich along with a scoop of spinach. “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, but it’s also the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,” Matt Jones, who took the photo, said.

The health department promptly conducted an investigation and decided that the rat was likely sealed in with a bag of spinach by the supplier, which means that everyone who ate spinach that day was also exposed to the yucky rat-spinach, but the restaurant itself was clean.


Meth on the Secret Menu at In-N-Out

A milkshake lover in Downey, Ca got more than he bargained for when he stopped by In-N-Out for dinner. Fred Maldonado says he started feeling a little strange after finishing his burger and shake, and noticed two capsules in the bottom of his cup.

According to Maldonado, he test the capsules and found out that they contained methamphetamine. When he went back to the restaurant, Maldonado says the manager apologized and offered him a free burger. Not pleased with the response, he decided to sue the So Cal chain. In-N-Out called the allegations “baseless.”

Source: Time

Smelling a Rat at KFC

When Devorise Dixon bit into his chicken tender from a California KFC, he thought it tasted “hard and rubbery.” Upon further inspection, he noticed it looked an awful lot like a rat, complete with a tail. He claims that he confirmed it was a rat with the manager and was offered a free meal, but instead chose to save the alleged rat and hire a lawyer.

KFC has tried to contact Dixon with little success, and expresses doubt toward his claim, as chicken tenders can come in all shapes and sizes. Eventually, one of them has to turn out rat shaped, right? KFC has offered to have the tender tested at an independent lab to clear up what they hope is a really, really gross misunderstanding.


Popeye’s Proves Mice Do Not Taste Like Chicken

In 2003, an illogically bold Baltimore City man was enjoying dinner at a local Popeye’s Chicken, regardless of the fact that it had been shut down several times due to health violations. Unfortunately, his dinner ended up hosting an impostor among his chicken pieces, in the form of a mouse who had fallen into the fryer.

Source: WBAL TV

A Whopper of a Surprise

In 2007, a Vermont man was given a Burger King Whopper which was unfortunately topped with an extra chewy treat. The fact that he discovered a condom in the burger has left us practicing an impressive amount of restraint as a million bad “special sauce” jokes dance through our heads.

Source: Consumerist

The Unfortunately Familiar Tasting Sushi

In 2008, a New York woman sued a local sushi bar after finally figuring out where she’d tasted an oddly familiar topping on her meal. It turned out the restaurant hadn’t announced that the special of the day was apparently the semen roll.

Source: Huffington Post

The McChicken Head

In 2000, a Virginia woman ordered a box of chicken wings, which was at the time an “experimental” McDonald’s menu item. She couldn’t help but feel the experiment had gone a bit too far after finding a breaded chicken head included in the order.

Upon investigation, she was rewarded with a big ol’ “oops” from the McDonald’s that had accidentally sold the offending chicken.

Source: ABC News

The Syringe in the Sandwhich

In 2001, a Queens, NY woman was enjoying a quick breakfast sandwich from her local Burger King. Moments later she was horrified to be poked in the cheek by what was discovered to be a syringe that somehow ended up in the sandwich.

Now, we’ve heard of accidents but something tells us there’s a bad Lifetime movie in the lead up to this one.

Source: Times Ledger

Booger in the Box

In 1990, a Jack in the Box employee in Phoenix, AZ was arrested after being caught using the buns of a few hamburgers as a Kleenex. Authorities suspect it may have been no accident that the burgers were about to be served to a couple of cops.

Source: The Frisky

This Pepsi Surprise

A couple in Ormond Beach, FL got an unpleasant surprise when they cracked open a refreshing Pespi one day, only to be greeted with what initially appeared to be a mouse tail. Upon further examination however, the caffeine contaminating stowaway turned out to be a frog.

Source: CNN

The Band-Aid in the Pizza

Our heart truly goes out to this Ballston Lake, NY man who had the ill fortune of discovering a bloody Band-Aid stuck to the bottom of his Pizza Hut… after biting into it.

Source: Huffington Post

The Au Bon Pain Mouse Salad

Horrified Customer: “WTF, I said house salad!”

Source: The Journal

The Taco Licker

Lessons learned from this now ex-Taco Bell employee:

Licking the taco shells = bad idea.
Allowing someone to photograph you mid-lick = even worse idea.
Allowing the photo to make its way to the company Facebook page = seriously?

Source: Examiner

The Spider in the Chef Boyardee Beef

It’s never a good sign when your ravioli appears to have sprouted legs. Such was the case for a Florida woman who later confirmed that the legs belonged to a large spider that had somehow been canned with her Chef Boyardee.

Source: Huffington Post

The Sweet Tooth

Apparently candy is getting tougher these days, as a Texas woman recently discovered the hard way. Upon biting into a Milky Way candy bar, the woman was surprised to find the bar biting back. Further examination revealed a human tooth had somehow crept into the tasty treat.

Source: UPI

Fried Chicken… Brains?

In February 2015, a California teenager found a mystery organ hidden and snug between his order of chicken breast and thigh. Based on its odd appearance and uncanny resemblance, the organ was immediately assumed to be a brain. The teen quickly demanded a refund to which he received an apology, but no refund.

Once Fox News was brought into the picture, the teen received his refund.

This Deep Fried Pest

In 2012, a man was startled to discover an extra-crispy cockroach in his hash brown, moments before introducing it to the inside of his mouth.

Source: Huffington Post

The Frog Fail

A London women got a horrible surprise when she poked her fork into some greens she had purchased from her neighborhood Tesco. Although the offending bite did indeed turn out to be green, it was in no way leafy.

The fail escalated to the level of epic when it was discovered that this was the second time a random amphibian had been discovered in a Tesco food item.

Source: Huffington Post

The Frozen Fly

After a Chinese woman complained of finding a dead fly in her pint of yogurt in 2011, the yogurt shop owner demanded proof that the fly had indeed been dead and inside the pint before she had opened it- by getting it autopsied.

Source: Huffington Post

Finger Food. You’re Doin’ it So Wrong.

A customer at Kohl’s Frozen Custard shop got the rudest awakening ever after putting what he thought was a piece of candy in his custard into his mouth. Unfortunately, it turned out that the “candy’s” remarkable resemblance to a human finger was no coincidence.

It belonged to a custard packaging employee who lost it during a machinery accident gone terribly wrong.

Source: CBS News

Subway Employees Go American Pie on the Bread

Not one but two employees of an Ohio Subway location were fired after posting photos of themselves on Instagram in which they were seen inserting the worst possible parts of themselves into the bread.

Both of course claimed they needed foot longs to accomplish the task.

Source: Business Insider

The Poop Cream Cone

A couple who purchased ice cream from the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney once went above and beyond the call of confirming the validity of all your childhood fears. After becoming seriously ill, they discovered that the ice cream contained frozen human fecal matter- which we can’t help but wonder how they didn’t notice while consuming it.


The Blood in the Taco Bell

A few years ago, a Louisville woman was settling in to enjoy a tasty taco after making a run to the border at one of those KFC/Taco Bell combo jobs. Before digging in, she noticed strange red smears along the wrapper, and the taco itself, which bore a strong resemblance to blood.

A call to the restaurant confirmed that that’s because it was blood, as one of the employees had cut her finger while preparing the food.

Source: Consumerist

Published by
Tom Makow

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