Woman Exposes Dunkin' Secrets Before Quitting in Latest Example of TikTok Trend

In a viral TikTok post, a Dunkin' employee promised to "expose" the company to her followers "because," as she says, "I'm quitting."

Posted late last month by user @hannz57, also known by her first name Hannah, the video has already reached over 6 million viewers.

This video is just the latest example of what has become a widespread trend on the app, where workers at fast food and chain restaurants use the platform to reveal typically-hidden—and sometimes unpleasant—aspects of their jobs.

Audiences seem to love these viral posts, which tend to cover topics like how certain menu items are made, how the restaurant's kitchens are maintained, and how their companies address issues like food waste.

In Hannah's video, she claims that the coffee chain's "Sweet Cold Foam" is actually from the brand Reddi-Wip. She also shows the syrups the company uses in its drinks, alleging that Dunkin's Pink Velvet syrup and French Vanilla syrups "are the exact same thing"—besides the food coloring, presumably. She also records ingredients in the prep area, and, most notably, the "creamer tank" which she calls "nasty."

Earlier this week, Hannah posted a follow-up to her original video, "exposing" how Dunkin' makes their avocado toast. After toasting a slice of bread, she appears to use a pre-packaged avocado mixture, followed by seasoning. According to Hannah, "the avocado spread tastes like tuna."


Reply to @xosophiaaox5 🥑 not too bad, but the avocado spread tastes like tuna #dunkin #dunkinsecrets #exposed #avocado #avocadotoast

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With a combined viewership of over 10 million for both videos, commenters are divided as to whether or not Hannah actually "exposed" any unknown information about the company.

"I expected nothing less," wrote one user.

"All you exposed was that you guys don't clean," added another.

Others simply note that the information "changed nothing" for them. "You think that's stopping me?" said one commenter.

Hannah's videos are just the latest example of restaurant workers using the app to "expose" their employers' alleged unsavory practices to eager audiences.

In January, for example, a former Dunkin' employee was reportedly fired after highlighting the food waste generated by his store each day in a viral video that sparked outrage.

Further back, in June of 2020, user @homerolara0 posted a video claiming that Taco Bell makes its beans by adding hot water to a pre-packaged mix.

And as far back as 2019, TikTok user @z0logy posted a video showing "where your Subway steak comes from." Hint: the meat reportedly comes frozen on a truck and is thawed from large bricks.


This is where your subway steak comes from 🤢🤮 #exposed #subway #foryou

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It doesn't end there. All over the app, users gather to share their grievances with employers like Domino's, McDonald's, Panera Bread, and Panda Express.

These videos and their enormous popularity seem to indicate a growing desire in some consumers for transparency with respect to their food. At the same time, many others simply enjoy the opportunity to see how their favorite foods are made.

It remains to be seen whether Hannah will post another follow-up to her wildly popular Dunkin' videos—but regardless, it shouldn't be long until another disgruntled employee shares the so-called secrets of their job on TikTok.

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A TikTok user went viral after "exposing" her employer, Dunkin'. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

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