It manages to keep us coming back time and time again, but have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes at Wetherspoons pubs?Founded by Tim Martin in 1979 the franchise has grown rapidly, offering some of the cheapest and most cheerful food and drink around.Now, there are more than 900 'Spoons' branches in the UK and Ireland, each of them raking in shedloads of cash, giving the chain a combined net worth of over £181million.Sure, the booze is beautifully affordable, but what exactly are Tim Martin's army doing behind the scenes to keep us so hooked?
Well, a new documentary on Channel 5, Wetherspoons: How Do They Do It? has uncovered the secrets of working at the chain, from sneaky upselling tricks to cooking the full English breakfasts.
Here, we look at the two biggest bombshells.One part of the documentary reveals something that many of us probably already knew - that the food is lightning fast, because some of it is frozen.That’s right, not only are your sausages, hash browns and beans apparently frozen, but a lot of it gets done in the microwave too.
Nice.A former kitchen manager said on the show: "If I can make everything without having to move too much, I'm minimising the food delivery time, which is ensuring the customers happier because the food's coming out quicker."They would have a computer screen up in the corner and a timer between one and 10 minutes and if it goes over 10 minutes, that ticket will turn red which means you're not hitting your target.Read more on dailystar.co.uk