McDonald's denies using french fry 'trick' to fool customers

A couple of McDonald's employees on Reddit are claiming their managers had asked them to "pinch" the fry cartons to make them appear fuller, but McDonald's isn't buying it.

"We believe these claims to be fictional," said McDonald's in a statement obtained by The Mirror. "There are no 'secret tricks' and we have strict operational procedures in place to ensure that fry portions are not under-filled.

"Without a verified source we are unable to investigate this further," the company added.

The hubbub over this alleged fry "trick" began late last week, after Reddit user ExperiMENTALbunny -- who claimed to be an ex-McDonald's employee -- wrote that his old managers "taught [him] how to pinch the fry carton just right while putting the fries into them so that it looked full, but actually wasn't."

"I only had [one] customer call me out on it," added ExperiMENTALbunny. "He shook the fries out into his bag and poured them back into the fry carton himself and it only filled up halfway, so I had to give him more fries. I was impressed and embarrassed. It's been 7 years and I can still see his face."

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