Ex-McDonald’s worker reveals three-step life hack to stop soggy fries

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A radio producer let us all in the secret to perfect take out chips from McDonalds

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A former McDonald’s worker has revealed the mistake most people make at the drive-through that leaves them with limp, soggy fries.

Australian KIIS radio producer Bruno Bouchet used to work at the famous Golden Arches and let listeners in on the secret, saying he had been “holding onto a life hack until now” and still using it 15 years since leaving his fast food career behind.

Talking to the hosts Kyle and Jackie O, he said he held the key to a “super common problem” - especially so during Covid, where many people rely on take-out food.

(And if you’re reading this tip in America, don’t get confused. Chips are what Brits and Aussies call fries.)

He dished the details, “How do you stop your chips from going soggy? When you’re in a drive-through and you get given chips, they get up getting soggy.

“So I’m going to tell you, the error that everyone makes is closing the bag at the top that contains the chips because you think ‘oh, well, if i make it nice and tight, the heat will keep the chips warm.

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“Wrong. What it actually does is steam the potatoes so you’re left with sloppy chips.

“The hack is simple; you need the heat to escape, so first things first, bag open

“Secondly, put the chips down horizontally. You know how they’re upwards? Put them down horizontally because that will slow the rate the heat escapes. Because it will go out side rather than straight from the top.

“And finally, stack your bag so the chips are horizontally at the bottom and you put the burgers on top of the chips to keep them warm.

“So let me recap, Chips horizontally, burgers on top, let the bag breathe. You’ll never have a soggy chip again, guarantee it.”

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