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Burger King Hygene

  • 13-04-2022 1:55pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    I went to burger King last week in the outer retail area of Liffey Valley shopping centre with my wife and we ordered two burger meals and asked for onion to be put on both burgers.

    When I sat down I realised there was no onion on my burger, so I went back to the counter and asked for some to be put on the burger. I was shocked by what I saw. The burger was brought into the back and the wrapper was opened and the burger was just mauled with bare hands, no gloves. When I said it to staff I was told there is no requirement for them to wear any and that they wash there hands every half hour. I said it was discusting and could not eat it. I had bought fries and chicken strips which I did eat but I left the burger because the thought of eating it made me physically ill. I will never eat in burger King ever again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Bolray

    Not if there after been up a nostril or some other orifice

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,427 ✭✭✭irelandrover

    And gloves that have been up someones nose are ok?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 8,385 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sierra Oscar

    A glove can be up a nostril or some other orifice too. Good chance whoever is wearing them won't change the glove as often as they wash their hands in an establishment that practices strict hand hygiene measures, so perhaps it was up a few orifices.

    What you saw is fairly common practice.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭sam t smith

    ^ with or without the glove on? Could be either, glove wouldn’t make much difference unless the person takes the glove off first then puts it (or a new one) back on after.

  • Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 23,162 Mod ✭✭✭✭GLaDOS

    Was the person handling the burger also working the til?

    Handling money and food without changing gloves/washing hands is obviously a no-no.

    If they're dedicated food preppers I imagine it's fine, with proper hand washing. You wouldn't wear gloves making a burger at home.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭Get Real

    Yeah OP, a glove isn't some magic barrier and they sometimes give a false sense of security.

    I've seen it plenty of times in combo retail/delis where staff accept cash with gloves on, then go and make a sambo with said gloves. Yet, you might walk in and see gloves being used and think "grand".

    Frequently washed hands is much more hygienic and makes people more aware of handwashing imo. As opposed to gloves being a free pass to do whatever.

    Would have no problem eating BK or Maccy Ds etc. It's more sterile than a friend's Bbq or mams kitchen. (I'm not staying the food is better) Only difference is you know the person. But we don't check the temperature of our fridge every day is below 4c or probe meat at the start of every day to check its above 70c do we? Do you swab your chopping board every day at home?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,945 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu

    I don't think so, people get squeamish about all sorts of stuff - and they think everyone else feels the same.

  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 10,962 Mod ✭✭✭✭MarkR

    Seem to recall Eddie rockets used to have a sign up about it. Frequent hand washings and the wash left some kind of antibacterial barrier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,904 ✭✭✭✭Hello 2D Person Below

    Onions come as standard.

    You ask for your burger to not have onions.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭Xander10

    I think you will find, especially with fine dining, that the food presented on the plate is very much handled with bare hands. You have to presume that the chefs etc and adhering to health and safety standards.

    some people do have a phobia about it. My little phobia is, I hate seeing a Chef outside smoking, I get it into my head that they go straight back to handling the food and forget to wash their hands.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,487 ✭✭✭Lu Tze

    How did you think the burger got in the box/wrapper in the first place? Before you returned it? Some kind of telekinesis maybe?

    You have never eaten a burger out that hasn't been handled

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭sam t smith

    What burger was it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭thefallingman

    too many mentions of orifices in this thread for my liking 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,453 ✭✭✭sam t smith

    ^ And that is before we consider the cut of meat.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,280 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    Better eat at home from now on or learn something about foot hygiene. Although my bet would be that your home food hygiene is worse than Burger King.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,851 ✭✭✭EltonJohn69

    In a Michelin star restaurant I visited, I saw a chief warm a chicken fillet under his arm pit and franticly blow on a plate to arrange garnish. Bare hands in food preparation is standard practice.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭Fattybojangles

    Who is playing you in the movie? catch on to yourself ya drama queen I've got news for you every single meal you've ever eaten out has been handled by someone at some point.