Ex-McDonald’s Employee Bruno Bouchet Reveals Simple Life Hack To Keep Chips From Getting Soggy

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Former McDonald’s employee reveals his simple ‘life hack’ to prevent chips from getting soaked and keeping them crispy every time

  • Ex-McDonald’s employee reveals ‘life hack’ to prevent crispy fries from getting soaked
  • Bruno Bouchet from Sydney worked as a crew trainer between the ages of 14 and 17
  • The 35-year-old shared his trick that would help solve a ‘super common problem’
  • He said a big mistake most people make is closing the top of the paper bag
  • Keeping the bag airtight actually ‘steams’ the chips, making them soggy

A former McDonald’s employee has revealed his ultimate ‘life hack’ to keep crispy fries from getting soaked every time.

Bruno Bouchet, from Sydney, worked from 2000 to 2003 between the ages of 14 and 17 as a crew trainer at a McDonald’s outlet in Brisbane while in high school.

The now-35-year-old radio personality said there is one ‘life hack’ he has been holding onto so far that would help solve a ‘common problem’ most customers face: ‘How do you keep your chips from get soggy? ‘

‘When you’re in drive-thru you get your chips, they get soggy. So I’m going to tell you … the mistake everyone makes is closing the top of the bag of the chips, ” Bruno told KIISFM radio duo Kyle and Jackie O.

‘Because you’d think if I make it nice and airtight, the heat keeps the chips warm – wrong, what it actually does is it steams the potatoes, leaving you with messy chips. So you actually steam them when you close the bag. ‘

Ex-McDonald's employee Bruno Bouchet (pictured at age 14 in 2000) worked as a crew trainer at a McDonald's store while in high school from 2000 to 2003 between ages 14 and 17

Ex-McDonald’s employee Bruno Bouchet (pictured at age 14 in 2000) worked as a crew trainer at a McDonald’s store while in high school from 2000 to 2003 between ages 14 and 17

The now-35-year-old radio personality said there is one 'life hack' he has been holding onto so far that would help solve a 'common problem' most customers face: 'How do you keep your chips from get soggy?  '

The now-35-year-old radio personality said there is one 'life hack' he has been holding onto so far that would help solve a 'common problem' most customers face: 'How do you keep your chips from get soggy?  '

The now-35-year-old radio personality said there is one ‘life hack’ he has been holding onto so far that would help solve a ‘common problem’ most customers face: ‘How do you keep your chips from get soggy? ‘

However, Bruno said there is an easy way to get around the dilemma.

“So the hack is simple, you need the heat to escape,” he explained.

First of all, open the bag. Second, do you know how the chips are placed up in the bag? Lay the chips horizontally as that would slow the rate of heat escape – it would go out on one side instead of straight from the top.

Finally, you stack the bags so that they are horizontal at the bottom – and you put the burgers on the chips to keep them warm.

“Let me sum it up, chips at the bottom, tilt horizontally, burgers on top, let the bag breathe – you’ll never have soggy chips in your life again, I guarantee you.”

His life hack comes just a year after he shared his insider knowledge after working for the fast food chain for three years.

Bruno said there is an easy way to get around the dilemma.  He said to always open the bag and then place the chips horizontally so that the heat cannot escape (file image)

Bruno said there is an easy way to get around the dilemma.  He said to always open the bag and then place the chips horizontally so that the heat cannot escape (file image)

Bruno said there is an easy way to get around the dilemma. He said to always open the bag and then place the chips horizontally so that the heat cannot escape (file image)

For three years, the then-teenager worked in every part of the store, from the kitchen, drive-thru and counter to McCafe and even children's birthday parties.

For three years, the then-teenager worked in every part of the store, from the kitchen, drive-thru and counter to McCafe and even children's birthday parties.

For three years, the then-teenager worked in every part of the store, from the kitchen, drive-thru and counter to McCafe and even children’s birthday parties.

Bruno said the biggest secret item on the menu while at work was the Bacon McFlurry.

“You’d mix bacon bits and caramel sauce in a McFlurry — it was incredible. Think of it like the McFlurry version of Canadian Pancakes, ‘Bruno told Daily Mail Australia.

This was such a well-kept secret that even some managers had never heard of it. The secret was only spread to the staff in the back area who had worked there for centuries.

To order it from a McDonald’s where you had no hookup, you would ask to talk to the oldest man in the kitchen and pray to god that he knew what you were talking about when you mentioned the ‘Bacon McFlurry.’ . ‘

While there, Bruno claimed that the ‘back crew’ had a bowl of pickle juice used by workers to treat cuts and burns.

“When I started at McDonald’s, an elderly man taught me this ‘life hack’ with the giant pickle buckets we would have in the kitchen, ” he said.

He explained that if you ever cut or burn yourself, just dip your hand in the pickle brine for 30 seconds and everything would be fine. I tried it a few times and was blown away by how the bleeding would stop almost immediately. ‘

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