Wingstop Worker Shows How Its Ranch Dressing Is Made: 'Why It's So Good'

An alleged WingStop worker has shown over a million viewers exactly what goes into the chain's Ranch dressing, but one ingredient has left some surprised.

The worker, who uses the online name @yareli.romo, took to TikTok to share a video of the mixing process for a batch of Ranch dressing, explaining: "How to make WingStop ranch."

In just 10 days, the video has gained over 1.8 million views, as viewers expressed shock at just how much mayonnaise goes into the condiment.

@yareli.romo filmed a worker, though it's unconfirmed if it's them or a co-worker, heaping mayonnaise from a jar into a large box, almost full of mayonnaise.

Then, a carton of cultured whole buttermilk was added. Empty cartons in the background suggested far more was added too.

Finally came packets of a ranch seasoning. Although the brand was hidden from shot, a comment from an alleged former Wingstop manager claimed it was Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning.

The comment detailed the recipe for a batch of ranch dressing as "three gallons of mayonnaise, six cartons of buttermilk and nine packets of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning."


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Many respondents to the video appeared shocked at the inclusion of mayonnaise in the ranch dressing—something others felt was obvious.

"RANCH IS MADE OUT OF MAYO?????" asked one comment with over 4,000 likes.

"Wingstop ranch is officially ruined for me. I suspected it was mayo but refused to accept it," said another.

Ranch dressing more often than not contains mayonnaise as a primary ingredient, though it is possible to make the dressing without it. Often, ranch dressing consists of buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise and various herbs.

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A picture of a Wingstop wing being dipped in Ranch dressing. A TikTok video of the mixing process for the dressing has left many surprised. Wingstop

The dressing was created by Steve Hanson in the 1950s, who reportedly developed it while working as a contract plumber in Alaska. When he and his wife opened Hidden Valley Ranch, they began to sell the dressing as a complete product and as a powder to be mixed with buttermilk and mayonnaise, just like in the Wingstop video.

For those not opposed to using mayonnaise, the video actually enticed them to enjoy the ranch dressing at Wingstop even more. "I will drink Wingstop ranch," commented one user.

"I need this recipe but in a one person household version," said another, while a different user noted that the recipe shown is exactly "why it's so good."

Newsweek has contacted Wingstop for comment.

The amount of ranch dressing served to customers in fast food restaurants has long been a talking point. Last year, one Jack in the Box worker was dubbed a "hero" online after a viral video showed them handing out a cardboard box-full of the dressing with an order.

In the video, the customer had requested a "gross amount" of ranch, and received an estimated 140 sauces in return.