You might want to think twice before you order your next McFlurry—a McDonald’s employee in Louisiana recently shared disturbing images from his workplace, including a part of the ice cream machine that will give you nightmares.
Nick, the whistleblower, who asked to be identified only by his first name, shared a picture on Twitter of a “drip tray” that he says came from his restaurant’s ice cream machine. The picture is pretty damning—whatever part of the machine it is, it’s covered in gunk and mold and absolutely something you don’t want anywhere near your ice cream.
This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering… pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce
— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017
Nick also shared images of uncooked McDonald’s food that, especially after seeing a moldy ice cream tray, doesn’t look much out of the ordinary.
But then it got worse—he started sharing other photos of equally revolting parts of the McDonald’s location in Laplace, Louisiana, where he worked until recently.
Slimy floors covered in who-knows-what and an unidentifiable spilled liquid may make you lose your appetite for a Big Mac.
And Nick says that this isn’t even the worst of it.
“Sometimes my coworkers would drop the food and put it back on the bun,” Nick told the Huffington Post in an interview. “I’ve seen it happen several times.”
Foodbeast reports that the employee already had another job lined up before sharing the photos from his workplace.
As the Houston Chronicle pointed out in its reporting, some Twitter users are saying that Nick’s photos are indicative not of McDonald’s as a whole but of the franchise where he worked and its management.
An investigation earlier this year from The Wall Street Journal reported that every McFlurry machine undergoes a daily four-hour-long cleaning cycle meant to kill bacteria.
An employee even told The Wall Street Journal that the process was actually far more involved than a simple heat-cleaning cycle; according to the McFlurry manual, there is actually an 11-part cleaning process that “involves combining a sanitizing mix with warm water, removing and rinsing seven parts, brushing clean two fixed parts for 60 seconds and wiping down the machine with a sanitized towel.”
If these pictures are any indication, that intense cleaning process is not happening at the Laplace, Louisiana location. So you might want to consider getting your McFlurry elsewhere.