TikTok Is Amazed By This Burger King Employee's Chicken Cooking Video

Whenever a video posted by a fast-food employee goes viral on TikTok, it's often because they're exposing something surprising about what goes on in the kitchen. It was TikTok that revealed that the McDonald's McRib is actually just a ribs-shaped patty, and that the Panera mac and cheese isn't made from scratch but rather reheated from frozen in a plastic bag. Other chains like Taco Bell and KFC have been subject to the trend as well. Burger King, however, seems to be the exception. 

According to self-identified Burger King employee Daquan James, who goes by @daquanjames0 on TikTok, Burger King's Ch'King sandwiches are not only made from scratch, but use real chicken that's neither frozen nor reconstituted with other meat products. In his video, James is seen coating a batch of raw chicken in flour before dredging it in a wet batter and flouring it again. He then drops it into the deep fryer until it's cooked to perfection and ready to serve.

Fast-food customers are surprised

When it comes to fast food, customers don't expect high-quality ingredients, let alone fresh ones. The fact that Burger King's Ch'King sandwich isn't cooked from frozen and is battered by hand therefore is a surprise to most, with some commenters — both customers and former Burger King employees — even expressing skepticism over the authenticity of the TikTok. 

Addressing the suspicion, Daquan James took to the comment section to clarify, "This is the new chicken [sandwich], the old one was frozen and all you had to do was put it in the fryer." To which, another commenter added, "Everyone's saying it's not BK, but I work at one and that's literally how we make the new chicken sandwich." Burger King may have had a history of using frozen chicken, but it's not the case anymore. Burger King explained it was a two-year transition, and that they're now "committed to not half a**ing our sandwich" (via Business Wire). Apparently hand-breading the chicken is the key to getting customers to take the Ch'King sandwiches as seriously as the Whoppers.