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What’s a McDonald’s order that you steer clear of?
  • McDonald’smenu has tons of options for customers.
  • And McDonald’s crew members themselves have their own frequent picks— as well as orders they tend to avoid.
  • Business Insider spoke with a number of current and former McDonald’s employees about the menu items that they’re not crazy about, for whatever reason.

The McDonald’s menu has plenty of offerings for fast food fans and casual customers alike.

But, when it comes to consuming McDonald’s food, the restaurant’s crew members are likely the most insightful of the bunch. They don’t just cook the meals; many of them take advantage of their employee discounts and chow down on the fast food while on break, according to Quora users who previously worked at the chain.

But that doesn’t mean they’ll just eat anything at McDonald’s.

Business Insider spoke with several current and former crew members to find out what orders they tended to pass on. A number of McDonald’s employees have also shared the menu items they’d never order on Reddit. Most of the preferences came down to nutrition and personal taste.

Here’s a look at some of McDonald’s employees’ least favorite orders:

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A famous, fishy sandwich


McDonald’s filet-o-fish sandwich has a storied history. It was the first new non-hamburger item added to the fast food giant’s nation-wide menu in 1965.

But that doesn’t matter much to two crew members who spoke to Business Insider.

One former crew member from Virginia said they viewed the filet-o-fish as a meal popular with older customers “because I assume it’s easy for them to chew,” but added that they personally didn’t like the taste of the sandwich.


Some of the greener options on the menu


A crew member from Minnesota told Business Insider that they steered clear of a batch of the chain’s ostensibly healthier options: the salads.

“I’m not a fan of tons of vegetables, and the caloric count in the items is astronomical,” the crew…