You Should Never Order A Baked Potato At A Wendy's. Here's Why

You Should Never Order A Baked Potato At A Wendy's. Here's Why

2020/06/22

One of the perks of the Wendy's menu is the baked potato — no other fast food chain offers this particular menu item. Sure, it's easy enough to make one at home, it just takes an inordinate amount of time — unless you use the microwave, which leads to that weird, chewy skin nobody likes. That's precisely the appeal of the Wendy's baked potato — you don't have to do it yourself. Plus, the chain promises that they "cook them from a raw state, in an oven, wrapped in foil, baked for an hour, just like you would at home."



But one former employee warns that they might not always be freshly oven-baked, saying, "If you come during/at the end of a lunch or dinner rush and you order a baked potato, there's a decent chance you're getting a microwaved potato." 


If the turnover isn't high, the freshness could still be questionable, as this former Wendy's manager explained: "If you order a baked potato, and see that it is a translucent brown color, don't eat it. Hell, after a certain time frame, don't order them at all. They take over an hour to bake, and then they are supposed to sit in a heat drawer for only one more hour. I used to find potatoes that were absolutely squishy from sitting in the bin all day."


One more sketchy piece of intel: Another former employee says the potatoes in their store were "stored on the ground and mopped around every day."
















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