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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Sep 15, 2020 10:51:42 PM
Wetherspoons horror as chef posts TIK TOK videos showing how the food is made

A whistleblowing Wetherspoons chef is facing the sack after posting secret kitchen footage on TIK TOK showing how popular dishes such as chicken korma were prepared at the chain. Horrified customers were disappointed when footage posted by kitchen worker J Salsa appeared to show a chicken korma being heated up from a PACKAGE.

One said, "You mean to tell me that I pay £7.50 for a microwave meal? I think I’ll just go to Tesco’s for £2.50 LOL!" But others appeared pleasantly surprised by the full English breakfast, with one person asking: "Wait, they don't actually microwave everything?!”

Sunfish - 15 Sep 2020 23:16:16 (#1 of 33)

It’s a shame how Spoons has got embroiled in the Brexit culture war stuff. It’s become a target, when actually it’s quite the success. A lot of their pubs are pretty good, the prices seem fair and it’s good that the company has faith in the high street.

Also all pub chain food is like that and it’s reliably better than some of the shit free houses serve up.

CarlosFandango - 16 Sep 2020 02:05:49 (#2 of 33)

Yes, but the arsehole-in-charge is a posturing whingeing hypocritical petty-minded shitgibbon of interstellar proportions for whom wheeling-out etc. etc.

machiavelli - 16 Sep 2020 05:13:55 (#3 of 33)

I've eaten enough times in 'Spoons fully expecting much of it to be from packets or frozen.

Rendered - 16 Sep 2020 07:12:29 (#4 of 33)

There are tribes deep in the Amazon who have barely had any contact with the outside world who know that Wetherspoon's meals are 'cooked' in a microwave.

machiavelli - 16 Sep 2020 07:19:30 (#5 of 33)

If you want freshly prepared, you need to pay more than 'Spoons prices.

darkhorse - 16 Sep 2020 07:26:13 (#6 of 33)

What are they all moaning about? It was prepared in some kind of centralised kitchen earlier, before being packaged and sent out to Spoons to be warmed up. Does it matter if the kitchen was 50 miles away?

It’s a meal deal forgwdsake! Similar, there’s not a worker in a back room at Tesco Metro, buttering all the sandwiches.

AlanII - 16 Sep 2020 07:28:17 (#7 of 33)


machiavelli - 16 Sep 2020 07:38:23 (#8 of 33)

I know that in patronising 'Spoons, I was* enriching a fluff-headed, gurning dickwad by propping up the low wage economy and eating the sort of cheap food that flobber-gobbed, activist TV chefs rail against. But hey, we can't all eat at DiGiorgio's Pricey Gastropalace every weekend.

*Not been near one since BC (before covid)

Tadagee - 16 Sep 2020 07:38:43 (#9 of 33)

Recreate the experience of being in Micheal Jackson's 'Thriller' video by going to Weatherspoons at 11am.

Tenesmus - 16 Sep 2020 08:10:11 (#10 of 33)

Does it matter if the kitchen was 50 miles away?

Perhaps it does from an environmental point of view.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2020 08:18:29 (#11 of 33)

If you want freshly prepared, you need to pay more than 'Spoons prices.

To be fair you could pay a lot more than Spoons prices in a pub and it could still be made in a factory, packed up and sent out to the pub to be heated up by the "chef" later.

Tagyourit - 16 Sep 2020 08:22:24 (#12 of 33)

We had a 'spoons open in our town a year or two or so and it's great. I'vd no idea what the food, drink or decor is like but all the ne're-do-wells, drunkards, and all round gits drink in there now and rarely bother the decent pubs in town. It's essentially a twathoover.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2020 08:23:39 (#13 of 33)

And actually even in any decent pub/restaurant they make as much as possible in advance to heat up later. The difference with the good ones is it's made on the premises by someone who knows what they are doing.

deadmanwalking23 - 16 Sep 2020 09:59:00 (#14 of 33)

Wetherspoons chef

I think they're actually called food preparers

Agaliarept - 16 Sep 2020 10:06:49 (#15 of 33)

Of all the things to complain about in high street pub chains the food is waaay down the list.

When I used to go to visit my mum and dad (B.C) we would go to their local Brewers Fayre pub.

Me, my wife, my four kids, mum and dad, nan and grandad, my sister and her son, her partner and his three kids are easily catered for in their giant dining rooms.

Couldn't imagine trying to fit 16 into a nice country pub with 'good' food.

When I go to my local working men's club I don't complain that their ham rolls (on a tray under clingfilm on the bar) aren't made with artisan bread and free range ham.

FrankieTeardrop - 16 Sep 2020 10:23:47 (#16 of 33)

When I go to my local working men's club


HerrWalrus - 16 Sep 2020 10:26:27 (#17 of 33)

They exist in the south too (working man's club). Useful for those able to afford to drink out regularly but who also need to watch their budget.

Agaliarept - 16 Sep 2020 10:31:19 (#18 of 33)


? What's the hmm for FT?

TheVoiceOfReason - 16 Sep 2020 10:32:30 (#19 of 33)

There is a working men’s club near me and they’re always bitching on Facebook about newcomers to the area refusing to go there and changing the character of the area. Maybe if it looked less like a barracks (barbed wire all around) and didn’t regularly have patrons of both sexes brawling in front of it, the newcomers would be more willing to go. I’ve not expressed this opinion on their Facebook page.

FrankieTeardrop - 16 Sep 2020 10:36:53 (#20 of 33)

I'm wondering how often you go to your local working man's club

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