People Can't Quite Believe How Burger King Preps Its Chicken Before Cooking

Be it McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, Jack in the Box, In-N-Out, KFC and Five Guys or Burger King, burger fans are often fiercely loyal to their favorite.

Whether you're after beef or chicken, Burger King serves up formidable options for both, with their signature whopper and tendercrisp respectively.

But one man claiming to be a Burger King employee has jumped on the bandwagon of sharing behind-the-scenes clips from fast food joints, revealing how they're made.

Daquan James has been posting clips to his YouTube page, @daquanjames0, showing how the whopper patties and chicken are prepared.

The first in his recent four-part series shows frozen burger patties, as he filmed stacks of boxes bearing the chain's logo.

"This is how whoppers look before they are cooked," he captioned the clip, filmed in an unknown location.

Shared at the beginning of this month, it has amassed 320,000 views, and James followed it up with a second part a few days later.

"This is how Burger King whoppers are cooked," he said in the video. It shows him picking up a frozen patty and popping it into the grilling machine, as he says "set time for whopper," pressing a button on a console which also has "burger," "steakhouse" and "grilled chkn" on it.

"Meat is ready," the on-screen text says, as he picks up the burger from the other end of the machine, with Burger King's signature flames spotted at the last minute. "Ta da," it says, as he films the perfectly cooked meat.

That clip was watched more than 4 million times, but the third instalment—this time revealing how chicken is cooked—racked up a staggering 26 million views, and can be seen here.

James wrote "this is how Burger King chicken are cooked," as he picked up chunks of meat and dipped them in flour, then batter, then back in the flour, before tossing them into the fryer.

His next video, uploaded on Sunday, revealed all about the nuggets, which appear to come ready-made in bags, frozen.

James wrote in the captions: "This is how Burger King chicken nuggets are cooked. Get bag of nuggets from freezer. Put nuggets into fryer. Set timer for nuggets. Ta da."

Since being shared the clip has been seen more than 70,000 times, but fans still couldn't get over the in-house battered chicken.

Responding to some comments from people stating everything is frozen, James responded: "This is the new chicken, the old one was frozen and all you had to do was put it in the fryer."

That was backed up by another TikToker, Trevor B, who said: "Everyone's saying it's not BK but I work at one and that's literally how we make the new chicken sandwich."

It's thought the burger the pair are referring to is the $4.99 Ch'King Sandwich, launched earlier this year, which promises to be "hand breaded."

Referencing the launch, Ellie Doty, chief marketing officer, Burger King North America said: "Our guests said it best, our hand-breaded Ch'King sandwich is our greatest yet. We said we would create a delicious hand-breaded chicken sandwich that was worth the wait, we just didn't anticipate that it would turn out quite this good," website Silicon.co.uk quoted.

Erik commented on the video: "Wow looks fresh for fast food."

Brittany Shoemaker admitted: "I was expecting this to make me not want fast food anymore. But that actually looks good asf."

"I'm in absolute shock anytime I see fast food places that use real meat / ingredients," Enrika Narvilaite wrote.

"Everybody hates Burger King cuz thy actually serve real food and I love it," Logan.Kincaid8 commented.

Newsweek reached out to James and Burger King for comment.

Burger King's new Ch'King sandwich.
Burger King's new Ch'King sandwich. Clips of the food prep have been viewed more than 25 million times on TikTok. Burger King