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What You Don’t Know About McDonald’s Famous Filet-O-Fish

What You Don’t Know About McDonald’s Famous Filet-O-Fish


The Filet-O-Fish from McDonald’s has been
around longer than the Big Mac and is one of the biggest non-burger success stories
of the franchise. Although it has held its own on the McDonald’s
menu for over 50 years, there are still a lot of things about the Filet-O-Fish that
you probably don’t know. The Filet-O-Fish was McDonald’s first non-meat
sandwich addition to the menu. And while it has remained a popular menu item
for over 50 years, it was created out of necessity by one desperate franchisee. The groundbreaking idea to add a mouthwatering
fried fish sandwich to the menu of a burger joint was first introduced by a Cincinnati-area
franchisee in 1961. His Ohio restaurant was located in an area
of the city where over two-thirds of the population were practicing Catholics and didn’t eat meat
on Fridays. As a result, the burger sales dropped dramatically
on Friday nights. He realized he was losing most of his Friday
business to another area franchise that had a fish sandwich on the menu. He knew that he needed to act fast to be competitive
and save his profit margin. And just like that, the Filet-O-Fish was born. If you were wondering about just what you’re
eating when you bite into your Filet-O-Fish, you’re not alone. . “The filet-o-fish is a evil cancer square
created to destroy America” But, you can breathe easy. You may be quick to assume the fast food fillet
is a mishmash of questionable non-fish ingredients, but there’s nothing artificial happening here. The first Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were made
with halibut until McDonald’s started using cod shortly after in an effort to save money. These days, the Filet-O-Fish is made with
sustainable Alaskan Pollock. The one thing you can’t deny about the Filet-O-Fish
is its delightful aroma. “What’s the problem? Smells like fish in here” And it has a very delicious bun to go along
with it. A major detail that sets it apart from its
beef-based counterparts at McDonald’s is that unlike the other sandwiches on the menu, the
fish sandwich is served on a bun that is steamed, which makes the bread lighter and fluffier
than the toasted buns used for most of the other classic sandwiches like the Big Mac. Even if you don’t mind the fact that McDonald’s
uses pasteurized processed American cheese on the Filet-O-Fish, you still may have wondered
why they only give you a half slice surely the corporate giant that is McDonald’s can
afford to give you a whole piece, right? But the folks at the Golden Arches aren’t
doing it just to be cheap. In fact, the McDonald’s executives were afraid
that adding too much cheese would overpower the fish patty. A half slice of cheese, according to them,
was just enough to allow customers to enjoy the delicious flavor of the fish itself. President Donald Trump opened up about his
love for fast food on the campaign trail during the 2016 election. At a town hall meeting in South Carolina,
he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his favorite menu item at McDonald’s is the fish sandwich,
which he called the, quote, “fish delight.” In January 2019, President Trump shared his
love for the fast food dish with the Clemson University football team who visited the White
House after winning the national championship. “And I think we’re going to serve Mcdonald’s
Wendys and Burger King with some pizza.” Trump personally paid for a lavish fast food
spread, which included a huge mound of Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. Filet-O-Fish lovers know there’s nothing like
that first bite into that hot, flaky fish yumminess. But no matter how delicious it is, odds are
your Filet-O-Fish sandwich is pretty old. McDonald’s employees weighed in on a popular
Reddit post warning customers that because most customers order burgers, the Filet-O-Fish
sandwiches tend to sit out longer than others. And if that information alone doesn’t gross
you out and make you just want to eat a homemade grilled cheese, some workers claimed in that
same thread that the steamers that are used to warm your bun aren’t exactly cleaned as
often as they should be. Yum. There’s no way to make sure that you get a
perfect Filet-O-Fish every time you visit a McDonald’s. There’s always a chance that you’ll get too
much tartar sauce or cheese that isn’t perfectly centered inside of the bun. But if you’re worried about getting stuck
with a sandwich that’s been sitting under a warmer for hours, there is a simple hack
you can use to try to get something more fresh. The next time you order, try telling them
to hold the cheese in order to increase your odds of ending up with a fish sandwich that’s
not that old. If you don’t mind being perceived as a little
high maintenance, this simple request will force the employees to prepare your Filet-O-Fish
on the spot. This will make sure that your sandwich is
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100 comments on “What You Don’t Know About McDonald’s Famous Filet-O-Fish

  1. Non meat sandwich??? Remind me what tree fish grow on. Wtf it’s an animal Who tf believes this isn’t meat?

  2. Bitch I work at McDonalds I know everything (important) about it. It doesnt smell good either smells like a bitch who hasn't washed her pussy in a few days.

  3. “And I think we’re gonna serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and pizza” 😭😂😂😂😂😂😂

  4. Coming form a current McDonald's employee, when/if you want any type of sandwich or meat/chicken/egg fresh, always say that you want it made to order. It's sort of annoying on our behalf (the employees), but sometimes certain ingredients are left out for way too long. Asking for a sandwich made to order always guarantees freshness as the workers will have to make any fish/meat/chicken/egg to order.

  5. lol for them to not put a slice of cheese on the fish, doesn't make them drop a new fish in the vat, the just don't put cheese on the bun… what a hack.. you can literally ask for anything you want fresh, just be ready to wait a few minutes for it to cook…

  6. 1:03 do they really think only American McDonald's have fish burgers?

    Also it's my favourite burger at McDonald's. I don't really like the sauce (mayo or whatever) inside it, but it tastes and smells really good.

  7. If you want a fresh piece of fish ask for well done or cook to order not hold the cheese that's just stupid because I will use the same piece of fish with or without the cheese and I work there I made probably 30 of them just last night

  8. I can confirm that the filet o fish were left out too long too often. Never cleaned the bun steamer either. I wasn’t part of the overnight crew who did deep cleaning, so I don’t know if they got to it or not

  9. Ate one the other night whole dam fish sandwich was hard as hell the bun was hard the was real tough as hell.

  10. IMO Wendy's Fish Sandwich blows away Mickey D's. Only wish though Wendy's would make it available year round at least on Fridays. Right now the Wendy's Fish sandwich is only offered during the Lent Season in early Spring.

  11. I check in every once in a while to see whether you have gotten any better. You haven't. You spew out the same information about every fast food chain you say anything about. We know they are fast food, and it's OK with us. When are you going to learn that? One employee says something is not "cleaned as often as it should be," and you treat it like it's a franchise-wide practice. Are you just trying to fill up time or are you just short on anything real to say? I learned nothing I (and most others) didn't already know, except the species of fish.

  12. nothing is ever fresh in mcdonalds, its hit and miss. Besides the whole menu is just full of fake shit anyway. If you really want a burger then best going off elsewhere to pay a bit more for real meat and freshness.

  13. Should have mentioned how the Filet-o-fish outcompete Ray Kroc's Hula Burger, which is a pineapple sandwich.

    It was Kroc's notorious flop that during a test run, they were silent how many were outsold by the Filet-o-fish.

  14. In Australia burgers cannot be premade sitting there for hours due to strict health regulation. You get it made right after an order.

  15. As far as the possibility of the sandwich sitting out "for hours" is concerned, McDonald's has a policy to not let any sandwich sit out for more than 10 or 15 minutes. They don't make a bunch of sandwiches and have them sit out.

  16. Back in the 60’s as a black child we could smell McDonalds before we got there as with all other burger joints. When we ordered from McDonalds we kids got cheese burgers which were the absolute bomb back then there was so such thing as Big Macs or that huge fry we had a tiny white bag with a few fries. The smaller kids weren’t about to get a fish fillet that was for us big kids and the adults. Boi did they beg but the adults weren’t about to share….

  17. This has explained why the fish sandwich tastes different now. Changed from cod to pollock. It’s also a little smaller.

  18. By far my favourite burgers

    Filet O Fish (McDonalds)
    Double Whopper With Cheese (Burger King)
    Zinger Tower Burger (KFC)

  19. The staff look so friendly in the commercials but in real life they act like you have business being there.

  20. the too much cheese thing for the fish? thats true, I work for another fast food place and we have slightly bigger fish patties, if you add 1 slice its almost too much, 2 just WAY overpowers it.

  21. I wont vote for Mr Trump nor agree with what he has to say, but yes, this is the best sandwich and it'd be cool to eat one with him. He also eats well done steak with ketchup, which sounds bizzare, but I tried it recently and it was fantastic.

  22. As a McDonald’s employee, you don’t order it without cheese to get it fresh. The cheese is put on while building it. Just order it cook to order to get it fresh

  23. Damn this video. I’m on the keto diet I can’t even look at a burger 😭 the Internet must’ve read my mind I was just thinking how much I wanted one and this came on my recommendations.

  24. I really like the fillet o fish and knew the story about the ohio franchjisee. more to the story he had to get it approved by ray crock

  25. Ever since they down sized the fish and charged more, I have not bought a single one and will never buy one again. If I want one I fix my own as I can buy enough to make 6 for about what 2 cost, and with copycat tartar sauce taste 99% authentic. But I use a whole slice of cheese on mine

  26. I wonder who runs this page…who promotes the stories, and why is it with all the other pinned youtube 'approved' channels? Something is fishy.

  27. Years ago the sandwich use to come with a full slice of cheese. Last month asked for a full slice of cheese instead of just a half slice and was charged an extra 60 cents

  28. I just subscribed to you. The reason??? Because you didn't put President Trump down. You put him up by stating that President Trump paid for all that food out of pocket. For that, I am grateful. Great job on all you do. I have watched several of your vids but never subscribed. 😆 weird. Keep up the great work!

  29. The Filet O Fish did beat the Hula Burger in the selling more contest, Who would want to eat the Hula Burger? because it doesn't sound that appetizing to me it's just a slice of pineapple with a slice of cheese and top with a bun…..Sounds very disgusting to me.

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