Inside McDonalds Meat Processing Plant

Submitted by: CAPN_JAC 7 years ago Misc

Rare access to a meat packing facility where McDonald"s hamburger and sausage patties are made.
There are 109 comments:
Male 60
what the hell is in n out burger?? whitecastle is the shiznit
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Male 282
at 1:49 he says "were going to give them the best their is"the best they can do is THAT?! wow so horrible.
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Male 1,371
in n` out owns all fast food
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Male 674
Best burgers my arse...

I can not stand the taste or the smell of their food, it smells like rotting corpses to me...

The best burgers I have ever had were at Mama Pica`s across town. now those are some damn tasty burgers. An Oralgasm if you will.

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Male 1,360
the best burgers I ate are made in a local burger tent, man they are gooood, you eat one and you are stuffed.Don`t like Macdonalds too industrials product and this confirms it.
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Female 268
Actually, the "100% Beef" patties refers to the company name that supplies the beef, "100% Beef". So in reality, they could be puttin any crap in the patties and they would still always be called 100% Beef.

just another way McDs messes us over every time.

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Male 65
"Notice he says "100% beef patties". Not hamburger, not ground beef. 100% beef. This means any part of the cow, including organs. Usually just the heart and liver, since the lungs aren`t legal in the US, and the others aren`t "meaty" enough. Check in your local grocer`s frozen foods section. You`ll generally find "100% beef" patties in there, usually 1-2 dollars per pound cheaper than hamburger or ground beef patties.

And they do taste like McDonald`s patties. Texture`s about right too. But I don`t recommend buying them. Unless you`re really hurting for cash and need meat on the cheap."

A well written but unfortunately entirely incorrect post. The whole 100% beef meaning any part of a cow thing crops up all the time. Beef is NOT any part of a cow - here`s one of many explanations of of how beef is defined: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/cowey...

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Male 9
And that`s why I`m a vegetarian. Never liked McDonalds anyway.
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Male 198
And as to those wondering why they "can`t" film in certain areas - I`ve worked in a food production plant making frozen pizzas. Some of the machinery is proprietary, and not covered by any patents. Because if it got patented, it`d get copied and used by competitors. Same reason Coke/Pepsi don`t patent their recipes.

They sanitize the whole thing between shifts, and the USDA makes sure everything is clean to their specifications. And I guarantee it`s about as warm in there as your refrigerator. Possibly as warm as 45-50 degrees F.

The metal detectors are there because sometimes parts can fall off a machine and make it into the product. the pizzas I helped make actually went through three. Once before going into the freezer, once after getting wrapped in plastic, and once after it got packed in the cardboard case. Metal shavings in your food is bad for business.

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Male 198
Notice he says "100% beef patties". Not hamburger, not ground beef. 100% beef. This means any part of the cow, including organs. Usually just the heart and liver, since the lungs aren`t legal in the US, and the others aren`t "meaty" enough. Check in your local grocer`s frozen foods section. You`ll generally find "100% beef" patties in there, usually 1-2 dollars per pound cheaper than hamburger or ground beef patties.

And they do taste like McDonald`s patties. Texture`s about right too. But I don`t recommend buying them. Unless you`re really hurting for cash and need meat on the cheap.

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Male 51
Yeah, sadly I work at McDonald`s too. I`m pretty sure I`ve already killed more people (through high blood pressure) than Hitler. Oh yeah, that manager saying that the customer gets the best... Do I really need to say how full of poo he is?
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Male 413
100% beef my ass. i dunno about the usa but australia`s mcdonalds is getting a whole lot healthier than what it was.Im not saying anything there is beneficial for your health though.
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Female 2,064
I just had McDonalds 10 minutes ago.

I do not like McDonalds. I don`t think my parents understand that. T.T

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Female 165
there is no love, who the hell would eat this poo?
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Male 59
"I`ll take a double cheeseburger over a t-bone steak any day, as I hate the taste of the meat for a t-bone, despite it being many people`s favor"


Yeah, some people prefer roosterroach patties. To each his own.

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Male 820
welllll...
i hate mcdonalds so much... but every second i work there takes away from their profits, so i will continue to work there.
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Female 134
i was about to be like whatttt why do all my comments get deleted then i realized it was on california time! oh and sorry i was thinking of my bff`s ex gf who ate at mccdonalds everyday and is like 300 lbs. lol
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Female 688
i was expecting this to be a gross-out video. but i was pleasantly surprised it wasnt :)
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Male 390
This is a "newsmercial". It`s a "story", in this case, given out by McDonalds that shows how their patties are made. I`m sure there were other similair "newsmercials" in other markets about the same time as well. All the reporters do is add a little bit of their own video at the beginning and the end of the piece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ48ZetYK...

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Male 221
He sounded so excited when he said "biscuits".

Also i hate the word patty. Urgh.

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Male 10,440
PPPRULE is a paranoid spaz.

I think its great what they`ve got going here. As the reporter said, it helps the farmers and such.

... but I prefer the taste of my own burgers, not ones that have been cooked, frozen and then cooked again.

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Female 1,653
That looked surprisingly OK
Unlike the end where the meat walks in before it`s patties.
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Male 587
You know it amazing that the company has not had some huge recall on their food like some other large chains.
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Female 189
"and the girl who says she`s underweight is probably doing meth or something because the only people i klnow who eat their once a week are chunk f*cks. obviously you`re stupid."

Isn`t there a guy who began something of a celebrity because he eats a bigmac three times a day? he still is very skinny man.

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Male 2,388
um yeah youre all forgetting it must be clean or it would be shut down
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Male 59
METAL DETECTORS!!

thats gross

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Female 134
and the girl who says she`s underweight is probably doing meth or something because the only people i klnow who eat their once a week are chunk f*cks. obviously you`re stupid.
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Female 134
wow catx you`re so dumb. lsd has no flavor. and do you realize how much its diluted anyway? one drop of PURE lsd would KILL you. but one drop of dilute would deffinately make you trip.
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Female 227
before the video: oh i cant wait to see this! ...

after the video: *blech* cough cough, do you know how many germs are on those conveyer belts? in the air? ...*blech!* and the reason why they`re only aloud to film in certain spots is because they`re doing stuff to the patty that they dont want the public to see!!!!!! :-<

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Male 301
Freebies5: "unless they are caker slobs"

Gotta prob wit CAKE muthe$%^&er?!

[The Gramburgeler]

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Male 189
When I worked there they came as frozen uncooked meat patty`s, not precooked. And they left out the part were they put a drop of LSD(the essence of all flavor)in each patty.
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Male 1,220
Not as bad as I thought, but I still won`t eat there.
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Male 12
y`know, McDonald`s is the only factory in the world which mixes its burgers by waterfall..
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Male 817
I don`t think I`ve ever had a "juicy" McDonald`s hamburger.

I was always under the assumption that the "beef patty" was always some sort of a meat-esque spread that was pumped out of a machine.

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Male 35
Yaezakura, you are so wrong..

"At the end of the day, McDonald`s food is no better or worse than the food anywhere else, including what you cook yourself."

Are you nuts?? the only reason you may be under weight is because muscle weighs more than fat and your probably not muscular at all.. id say 75% of people cook way healthier than that Mcd`s $hit..

its a fact, Mcds is CRAP.. just read their nutrition info.. dont get me wrong, obviously people eat there, but the food they eat out is not NEARLY as healthy as the food they eat at home.. unless they are caker slobs

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Female 1,306
bullsh*t, mcdonalds burgers are nastayyy. i guess some people might like them, but...uuh! *shudder*

CERTAIN AREAS?! CONSPIRACY!

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Female 4,039
Oooo McD`s apple magma!
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Female 385
favorite*.

Stupid unreliable character counter.

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Male 418
looks normal to me. Hey atleast they are made in AMERICA with the FDA guidelines. If u don`t like it, go to Arby`s ! i do
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Female 385
"As for being pretentious about McDonald`s... anyone who isn`t obviously doesn`t know what`s good for them, and probably weighs 150kg"

Oh please, get off your high horse, I`m sure the poor thing`s tired of carrying your pretension around everywhere.

At the end of the day, McDonald`s food is no better or worse than the food anywhere else, including what you cook yourself. Everyone`s body is different, and I`m sure there`s people out there for whom a steady diet of Big Macs enables their bodies to function at peak efficiency. I eat there at least once a week, and if anything, I`m underweight.

Hating on McDonald`s is simply stupid. If you don`t like their food, don`t eat there. But don`t sit there and try to act like you`re somehow better than people that do enjoy their food. Taste, after all, is a very subjective thing. After all, I`ll take a double cheeseburger over a t-bone steak any day, as I hate the taste of the meat for a t-bone, despite it being many people`s favor

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Male 1,365
100 Percent Beef is a copyrighted logo of McDonalds, it is not the ingredients of the meat. They could be locust meat for all we know.
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Female 54
they didnt show the kid spitting in the burger....
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Male 2
Notice that he said that they weren`t allowed to film in certain parts of the plant... this is probably the part where they blend 1000 cows at a time into patty juice. Do you really think your burger is a nice piece of whole beef?

As for being pretentious about McDonald`s... anyone who isn`t obviously doesn`t know what`s good for them, and probably weighs 150kg

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Male 156
I can count on one hand the times I have eaten in McDonalds - all of which were when I was desperate for food and it was the only thing open.

Disgusting rubbish.

</pretentious statement>...

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Female 5,139
"Ever notice how when you fry any sort of food at home in fresh oil, it tastes differently than "restaurant" fried foods?

Mmmm... filth is yummy, innit?"


...i think im gonna be sick... |-X -runs-

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Female 5,139
I just don`t trust Mc Donalds food..
i don`t think i ever will
and thats their own fault, nobody elses..but they are trying to win people like me back..
it isn`t gonna happen, sorry maccies.
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Male 2,958
ooook.

anyone that thought it happened some other way is an idiot.

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Female 395
I`m slightly shocked that they keep quarter meat in the uhc... in england everything is cooked fresh. thankfully.
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Male 352
How to tell if someone is a pretentious douche: "Ew, I don`t eat McDonalds, I`d rather like, die, ew"
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Male 17,512
Everything comes in a bag inside a box.

I`ve worked at just about fast food place there is, except Arby`s. Back 20 years ago the place with the freshest food was actually Taco Bell. But even they have changed to the bag-in-the-box method now.

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Male 8,302
Does that mean I can cross myself off the Homeless Bums Outside IAB HQ Soup Kitchen roster from now on, Opie?
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Male 3,430
Well, I saw no cows being whipped for some dude`s sexual pleasure.. I shall continue eating McD`s food... sparingly, as I`ve always done.
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Female 385
Huh... that`s kind of interesting. When I used to work for McDonald`s, our patties started raw and were cooked on-site. This is either old, or things work way differently in different areas of the country.
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Male 101
Like fillemorte said - I`d rather see a cow being slaughtered in front of me, but won`t eat in McD`s. Supersize me was a good enough argument for me. Besides... McD`s food has no taste - @ least I taste only the ketchup/sauce/whatever.
McD`s suxx
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Male 2,582

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Male 9,306
Sorry I still don`t buy it. :(
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Male 233
My last visit to McDonalds was June 14th, 1989- Have never even so much as got a cup of water since then. June 14th, 1989- got a burger that had a half of a body from a roosterroach. 20 years later McD`s, the very thought can bring me to near vomit.
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Female 741
i hate mcdonalds, and its funny because everyone I know I consider stupid, loves the place. Smart people know it`s disgusting.

I would rather have someone slaughter a cow in front of me and cook it.

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Male 3,756
Thank you opiebreath, that was entertaining. And appetizing to boot. I had to read Fast Food Nation twice during my overtly liberal university "education" and I still love fast food.

Bring out your dead cows! And stick `em in a bun.

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Female 675
sad day! it wont work anymore.
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Male 2
The funny part is when it goes through the metal detector to get rid of and questionable patties...
Then it shows a whole bunch getting rejected
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Female 1,082
mcdonalds is bad, what else is new?
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Female 15,763
"Are you really comparing McDonald`s to a soup kitchen? Seriously?"

Metaphor understanding fail. I volunteer, therefore I am the soup kitchen volunteer, therefore the soup kitchen is I-Am-Bored. No one said this was a legitimate news story. Onion news, The Sun, and other NON legitimate news stories are posted here.

Us mods are just trying to give you entertaining things.

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Male 176
So this is basically an advertisement for McDonald`s on a "news" network?
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Male 1,002
"Do you also accuse the soup kitchen volunteers of being paid by Campbell`s soup company!?"

Are you really comparing McDonald`s to a soup kitchen? Seriously? Seriously. Come on now, soup kitchens are supposed to provide SUSTENANCE, not because they`re trying to make a quick buck off of obese people. Soup kitchens don`t contribute to obesity!

I don`t actually think the mods are getting paid, I just don`t get why such a blatant advertisement is being put forth as a legitimate news story.

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Male 1,629
HA every tuesday lol, the "resteraunt" i used to work in cleaned their greasetrap when it overflowed and the cleaners got tired of vaccuming up around it ewww >.<
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Male 199
You mean it`s massed produced?
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Male 2,372
Thank God for McDonald`s
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Male 175
McDonalds would never have allowed access to a plant like this 15 years ago. Because of all the scrutiny they`ve been under for one reason or another, they`ve cleaned up their act quite a bit.
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Male 3,819
"So if you eat there on monday, you`re eating food that`s been in the grease of everything cooked there that week"

Once a week is actually pretty often compared to most places.

Ever notice how when you fry any sort of food at home in fresh oil, it tastes differently than "restaurant" fried foods?

Mmmm... filth is yummy, innit?

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Male 30
I have to be honest, that wasn`t nearly as bad as I suspected. Of course they leave out certain things like how Mcdonalds grease traps are only changed every...tuesday I believe? At least where I live. So if you eat there on monday, you`re eating food that`s been in the grease of everything cooked there that week.
I still like Mcdonalds though.
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Female 2,289
They always get my f*cking order wrong. Almost every time. I like BK better.
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Male 772
0:43, I thought this was a Mcdonald`s meat processing plant, not a Lay`s potato chip factory

</overused joke>

Not the Jungle-style coverage I expected, but still leaves much to the imagination.

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Male 36
i do not see anything really suspicious with it at all actually. cause think about it here in this country you can sue and win for coffee being to hot. McDonald`s i really believe is not going to do something that is going to put it in a negative light especially with the economy the way that it is. an for the matter of not allowing cameras to go into certain areas that is almost standard procedure in any food processing facility because of the potential danger to individuals who have not been properly trained to be around the different pieces of equipment.
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Female 665
Well that was boring! I was expecting this be some kind of ewwww! video. Now I just want burgers. Lots and lots of burgers.
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Male 117
EGAD! Who knew that they actually cared a bit about what you ate?!
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Female 1,516
1) That`s a lot of "suspicious patties".

2) How can a burger be "too tender"?

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Female 917
"We want to make every hamburger as perfect as we can."

Pssshhh. When I last went to McDonalds (about 4 or 5 years ago- on a fast food strike), my burger was on a flat bun, soggy lettuce, mustard all over the place.. It didn`t look anything like those perfect pictures.

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Female 1,006
OM NOM NOM NOM!
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Female 67
Mcdonalds is nasty really.
Im kinda glad to see my home state make it on here tho!!
Come to Oklahoma die of a heart attack brought on by our fatty foods!
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Female 471
mmMMmm them`s good eatin`s.
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Female 4,376
I still don`t give a damn i treat myself to a mcdonalds or burger king (usually mcdonalds cause it`s in walking distance and i have no car to get me to BK) about once every month or 2.
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Female 15,763
I don`t think it sounds like an ad at all. I think it sounds like McDonald`s trying to look and sound as good as they can while being interviewed and investigated. There are probably reasons cameras weren`t allowed into certain areas...
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Male 376
McDonalds is the sheet.

In before fat American jokes.

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Male 48
I thought that just seemed like an ad. Not saying that it is, but there are so many hints.

For example, in the McDonalds in the video, there are only two happy kids with smiles on their faces in the whole store. Whatever happened to the huge crowd of busy overweight customers?

"Buying a McDonald`s hamburger is helping a farmer feed his family and pay his bills."
"We want to make every hamburger as perfect as we can."

If you really want to see more truth, you would be better off watching Super Size Me, Fast Food Nation, or some animal slaughterhouse footage.

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Male 1,182
and im probably in better health then all you people who refuse to go to mcdonalds.

it tastes great.

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Male 1,182
i love mcdonalds. i got there like atleast once a week.
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Male 2,582
Gua so about three weeks after the "burger" is made it arrives at your local restaurant? God I`m so glad I refuse to eat there.
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Male 1,788
For the opposite end of propaganda read Fast Food Nation.
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Male 7,933
"you can`t beat your meat."
wanna bet?
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Male 7,933
"You`ve gotta be f*cking kidding me. Is this an ad?"

I assume you`re failing your marketing class right?

"How about you go a little further back in the production chain and show what happens before the beef is removed from the cow."

It is fed....and given water...and grown....

"I thought you guys were above this kind of bullsh*t."
I thought you guys were above this *tasty* kind of bullsh*t

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Male 307
Oh man, you`ve got your veggies and fruit and all that, but pound for pound, you can`t beat your meat.
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Female 121
its something that i wouldnt really want to watch again... i hate thinking about the grease and s**t. i just go, get, and eat... all without thinking about it.
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Male 886
that reporter was kind of annoying...
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Male 3,314
I was worried I wouldn`t want to eat there after watching this, but it was very clean, and very reassuring to watch.
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Female 761
Ah, it`s so nasty (freezing meat and then cooking it months later) but it tastes so good, there has to be a crack lab behind there that McDonald`s uses to flavor the burgers cause there`s no way in hell something so logically wrong can tastes so yummy.
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Female 15,763
Joo, seriously? Seriously. Come on now. This was to provoke DISCUSSION, not because a mod was paid. Moderators don`t get paid!

God, why do people keep thinking there`s some conspiracy with money laundering, I-A-B submissions, and the moderators. It`s freaking volunteer work. Do you also accuse the soup kitchen volunteers of being paid by Campbell`s soup company!?

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Male 3,819
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, in the food industry is "clean". As long as you aren`t getting sick, who cares?

All I know is... I`m hungry now.

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Male 9
i hope good burger is this clean
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Male 689
lol at joolin
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Female 188
This brings back bad memories of working there.
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Male 1,002
You`ve gotta be f*cking kidding me. Is this an ad? How did this make it past the mods? are they getting paid?

How about you go a little further back in the production chain and show what happens before the beef is removed from the cow.

Seriously IAB, I thought you guys were above this kind of bullsh*t.

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Male 243
that was... interesting(?)
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Female 4,197
that was grossly interesting. i wonder if people subconciously decide on the patties on the third bite during taste testing, or if they are told to decide on the third bite?
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Male 488
There is absolutely nothing wrong with mcdonalds meat except it doesnt taste great. People think its made in a dirty nasty place where they use pooped on meat but thats not true. The only problem with the meat is the health factor and taste
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Female 23
I`m hungry.
See you at Burger King.
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Female 15,763
Hm... how honest of them. How old is this video though?

I think big food chains and companies are sometimes hated just because they`re big. People love small businesses and hate big ones, but all big businesses started out as small ones, and all small businesses want to grow.

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Male 161
lol lies, McDonald`s processing plants are seriously not clean AT ALL.
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Female 62
Link: Inside McDonalds Meat Processing Plant [Rate Link] - Rare access to a meat packing facility where McDonald`s hamburger and sausage patties are made.
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