20+ Secrets Fast Food Workers Won’t Tell You About Your Food

The 10-Second Rule Exists In Fast Food Too

A worker of McDonald's fast food restaurant in Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt
Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images
Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images

Remember when you were growing up and dropped a piece of food on the floor, but that was okay, because as long as you picked it up before 10 seconds, it was still safe to eat? Well, one former employee says that this is the rule of thumb in the kitchen at some fast food chains, too.

Mistakes happen and food gets dropped, but it’s pretty shocking to hear that food doesn’t always go straight to the trash bin.