You might think the onions in your Macca’s cheeseburger were freshly chopped that day… but a video that’s gone viral explains otherwise.

Canadian McDonald’s employee Austin Martin used his TikTok account to reveal that the restaurant uses dehydrated onions from a packet (at least overseas, anyway).

In the short clip, the onions are poured into a tub before being soaked in cool tap water for an hour.

Afterwards, the tub is taken to the assembly area and ready for service.


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The video has been viewed almost 400,000 times and attracted hundreds of comments.


“And here I am at Subway, CRYING, slicing onions at 6AM!!!” one viewer wrote.

“I don’t care. I love those onions and want to buy some of those packs to make them at home,” another said.

“Did not know onions could be dried like that. That’s crazy,” a third added.

It is unclear whether this method is used in Australia – the staff here could be chopping away in the early hours off the morning.





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