A FORMER McDonald’s chef created a test to help customers find out if their local restaurant is up to scratch.
Mike Haracz, executive chef at the chain’s Illinois headquarters, said a big order with a lot of customization is a good way to find out.
“You have to order 10 Quarter Pounders with cheese, and you could make some changes to those burgers as well,” the chef said.
“Bring some friends, it will be a bit pricey.”
Only a quality site can execute orders quickly and correctly.
“If you get your complete order in less than five minutes, and all the ingredients or adjustments you want are correct, you’re at a good McDonald’s,” Haracz said.
“If they can’t handle that, then maybe it’s not the best-performing McDonald’s.”
In a statement provided FoxNewsthe chef provided further insight into what might be wrong with a place that fails the test.
“There are a variety of other factors that could affect a ‘good’ McDonald’s, such as management, employee training, cleanliness, recent restaurant updates and employee morale,” Haracz said.
He added that a site that fails could also be understaffed.
Even Haracz didn’t make the test out of nowhere.
“This is based on corporate standards, which state that McDonald’s aims for a service time of 120 seconds,” he said.
“However, due to the grilling capacity and the cooking time of the burgers, which is around 80 seconds, it can take two cooking cycles to get the order ready.”
The chef said it’s also best to order from a restaurant for the test so you don’t have to wait for other drivers in the through lane.
Many TikTok users have knocked McDonald’s in the comments section.
“There’s no way my McDonald’s could do that,” said one.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been to a McDonald’s that could handle that,” said another commenter.
“I can’t even do a quarter pounder in five minutes,” said a third commenter.