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McDonald's slams 'secret trick' where customers get fewer fries as a total myth

Mirror logo Mirror 11/09/2017 Joshua Barrie
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McDonald's has hit back at an urban myth that suggests customers are cheated out of full cartons of fries.

This week, people claiming to be former McDonald's employees said on Reddit that they were taught a 'secret trick' that allowed them to dish out smaller portions.

People purporting to have worked for the company alleged that they were asked to 'pinch' the bottom of cartons so that fewer fries would be distributed.

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“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," wrote one.

But McDonald's has laid to rest the rumour and has assured its customers that their fries will always be full.

The brand revealed “strict” procedures that ensures people get what they pay for.

In a statement, McDonald's said: “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."

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