ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Whether it is for price, convenience or taste, American consumers have contributed to the widespread success of several fast food chains. However, recent news regarding the mysterious ingredients in these popular food items, have caused loyal customers to take a second look at what they are putting into their bodies. A new report from The Huffington Post recaps the response generated from Reddit; the popular message board website asked fast food employees to divulge any unsettling food secrets that take place behind the counter. While some complaints involve preparation and others concern ingredients, the consensus was that many consumers are simply uninformed of what they are actually ordering. Capital Meats understands the many convenient benefits that fast food restaurants offer, but explains why preparing USDA Choice meat at home is a much more sensible option.
According to the article, everything from chicken to chili is reported to be prepared through unsavory production methods. One McDonald's employee explains, "I accidentally left a whole bag of about 100 chicken nuggets out on a counter for way too long. They melted into a pool of liquid. I never understood why, but they were completely indiscernible as being the nuggets I once knew." Another employee who worked as a server at Wendy's also revealed, "The [chili] meat comes from hamburger patties that sat on the grill too long to serve to customers. [Employees] take them and put them in a bin and then throw them in the fridge. When the chili is made, they take it out, boil it, chop it up and dump it into the [mixture]."
Capital Meats is one company that believes such practices are unacceptable and do not live up to consumer expectations. Capital Meats Representative Keith Byrd explains how his company formed its mission to provide healthy options. "We wanted a healthier diet for our own children, and now we provide the same high quality steak, chicken, seafood and pork to our customers, so they can eat healthier than dining at a fast food restaurant."
Still, according to the article and the comments on Reddit, some people say they either do not care what goes into fast food, or simply trust their favored institutions. However, Capital Meats reveals that USDA Choice meats can be attained conveniently, cooked easily, and are much more savory and healthy than fast food options. Byrd concludes, "For the cost you pay for a premium cheeseburger at a fast food chain, you can have a USDA Choice NY Strip at home. That is the value that Capital Meats provides for its customers."
Since 1997, Capital Meats has offered families the convenience of fast and easy nutritious meals at an unprecedented value and quality. Family-owned and founded in Winchester, Virginia, this company delivers the same level of great taste and quality that customers would expect from high-end restaurants. All Capital Meats beef, poultry and pork products come from American sources. To ensure ongoing quality regardless of season, the company's seafood comes from a wide variety of national and international locations. Products are prepared in a wholesome manner, flash-frozen and packaged individually to ensure a great tasting meal that can be easily shipped to one's home address.
To view and order available items, visit www.capitalmeats.com.