A Taco Bell employee is going viral on TikTok after sharing the process behind one of the chain’s most iconic ingredients.
The fast-food worker, who goes by the name homerolara0 on social media, posted the behind-the-scenes clip on June 7, where it’s since been viewed more than 3.2 million times. In it, the TikToker shows how Taco Bell prepares its refried beans.
Homerolara0’s clip (which features explicit music) begins with him opening a white, sealed package that contains pieces of beans, which almost resemble macaroni noodles. He then proceeds to boil water and cook the beans inside a metal vat.
Many TikTok users were shocked by the process, with some comparing the dried beans to bugs or cat food.
“This is why i don’t eat fast food,” one user wrote.
Some things are better left unseen,” another added.
“No way… no I can’t let myself believe this… nuh uh,” another added.
Some TikTok users — who said they’d previously worked at Taco Bell or other fast-food chains — chimed in to claim that many restaurants use similar dried ingredients. Several commenters wrote that they weren’t at all surprised by the process.
“You got problems if you’re going to Taco Bell for fresh-made food,” one user wrote.
“When people don’t realize that most restaurants work like this,” another claimed.
Meanwhile, other users disregarded the revelation entirely, writing that they enjoyed Taco Bell’s beans no matter how they were made.
“Doesn’t matter how they make their stuff, Taco Bell will always be fire,” one commenter wrote.
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