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McDonald's hires a myth-buster, but we know what's really in their scary food...

We've all heard weird or gross rumors about McDonald's food, but the chain's panicked insistence at disproving them is making me nervous.

To help dispel these rumors, the company has hired Grant Imahara, a former host of MythBusters.

According to BurgerBusiness.com, Kevin Newell, EVP, chief brand and strategy officer for McDonald's U.S., told them that, "We know some people — both McDonald's fans and skeptics — continue to have questions about our food from the standpoint of the ingredients or how food is prepared at the restaurant," and that hiring Imahara is a way to encourage a dialogue with its customers about how their food is made.

But the fact that McDonald's even needs to make such an effort to dispute these rumors makes me kind of scared of its food. Like, how many people have to share gross pictures of alleged McDonald's food or to circulate exposés and conspiracy theories about the company online for a corporation to take such a strong measure? It makes it seem like there is actually a lot that might be going wrong behind the scenes.

And it's not exactly hard to find alleged evidence of McDonald's less-than-appetizing practices online.

Infractions at McDonald's restaurants far and wide seem to range from the disgusting...

"I was eating a hash brown from McDonald's on the way home when I felt something on the bottom..."

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"Gross ketchup dispenser at my local McDonald's."

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"Behind the scenes at McDonald's."

McDonald's hires a myth-buster, but we know what's really in their scary food...

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"Roach in my McDonald's coffee In kailua, Hawaii."

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To the puzzling...

"Found a roll of tape sealed inside a bag of fries at mcdonalds..."

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"Ordered an iced tea at McDonald's, found this at the bottom of the cup."

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"My McDonald's pancake has a serial number."

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"My friend is never going to eat from McDonalds again..."

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To simple cases of employees just not giving a crap...

"My brother ordered a side salad from McDonalds..."

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"Went to McDonald's for an annual McRib, was not let down by their attention to detail..."

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"This is what it looks like when you work at McDonalds, and your boss doesn't pay the garbage man for a week."

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"You had one job McDonald's burger guy..."

McDonald's hires a myth-buster, but we know what's really in their scary food...

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Even if Imahara can disprove theories about the way McDonald's foods are supposed to be processed and made, there's no way he'll be able to confirm that when you go to the Golden Arches, you're getting anything well made or that every McDonald's manager or employee upholds the company's standards.

If you're as squicked out as I am by the rumors surrounding the chain, then why not do yourself a favor, and try making your favorite fast food at home? Here are six recipes to get you started — no myth-busting needed.

  1. Homemade McRib recipe
  2. Shamrock Shake recipe
  3. Copycat Panda Express orange chicken recipe
  4. Wendy's copycat chili
  5. Copycat Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits
  6. Copycat Taco Bell Cantina Bowls

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