A TikTok video of a McDonald's employee making chicken nuggets

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McDonald’s worker reveals how chicken nuggets are made in viral TikTok video

It's wildly different from Chick-fil-A's nugget-making process, which was recently revealed on TikTok.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Dec 2, 2020

An employee at McDonald’s has revealed the secrets behind the fast-food chain’s chicken nuggets in a viral video on TikTok.

The footage, posted by TikTok user @moon_man14 in September, shows an employee banging a bag of frozen nuggets on the counter before tossing them into a deep fryer.

Numerous users expressed their astonishment at the clip, which has garnered well over 100,000 likes so far.

“Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that found out chicken nuggets come frozen,” one user said.

Another user was likewise blown away by the fact that they had “been eating bagged nuggets this whole time.”

Such videos are part of a growing trend among TikTok users fascinated by how fast food is made. A worker at Chick-fil-A recently went viral for also revealing how the company’s nuggets were made.

Racking up more than 13 million views before being deleted, the video showed that Chick-fil-A actually starts with raw chicken and makes its nuggets from scratch. At the time, several viewers of the video called for McDonald’s to share its process for making nuggets.

Another TikTok user went viral in October after showing how Kentucky Friend Chicken (KFC) made its gravy.

But such videos aren’t always fun and games. A Chick-fil-A employee alleged in August that she was fired by the company after revealing menu hacks that allowed customers to save money.

Collectively, the fast-food genre on TikTok has racked up tens of millions of views.

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*First Published: Dec 2, 2020, 6:57 pm CST