Joe Jonas offered a scathing review of Wetherspoons when asked what he thought of the UK pub chain in a new interview.
The Jonas Brothers singer, 33, shocked hosts Jamie Theakston and Zoe Hardman when he appeared on Heart Breakfast on Tuesday morning by revealing he had previously visited a branch of the pub.
The subject came up when Joe tried to explain what the American restaurant Waffle House was, comparing it to the famous British chain Wetherspoons.
Jumping in, Jamie referenced Joe’s star status and quipped, “I’ll shoot you up there, you’ve never been to a Wetherspoon.”
Joe, who is married to British actress Sophie Turner, insisted he had been to a Wetherspoons before while in the UK.
However, when asked what he thought of it, Joe gave a thinly veiled response and said, “Um, I’ve liked other places…”
He continued: “Let’s just say it wouldn’t be my first date.
‘Uhm, yeah but you know, for us growing up when we were touring the States, we were too young to have a pint after the show and hit it with our friends so we went to the only place open late which was a waffle house.
“They serve breakfast food all day and we used to sit there and talk and it became more of that safe place for us so there are other places like that for anyone in the world .”
Joe is clearly used to spending his hard-earned cash at fancier venues in London, after he was spotted arriving at Scott’s in Mayfair this week.
The father-of-two was seen with his wife Sophie at the posh joint as they joined his brothers for a fancy meal ahead of one of their concerts in the UK.
The comments come as the Jonas Brothers visited another pub in the capital, but they did not confirm whether it was a Wetherspoons.
Joe and his brothers Nick, 30, and Kevin, 35, stepped into the watering hole for a “pint of celebration” after finding out their show in New York was sold out.
Joe started the video by revealing that they were at the pub for a quick drink before going to film Chicken Shop Date with Amelia Dimoldenberg.
The boys then ponder what their drink of choice will be, with pal Greg Garbowsky revealing he would opt for a pint of Guinness.
WETHERSPOONS VS SCOTT’S – HOW THEY COMPLICATE ABOUT COST
Gin Beefeater 25 ml – 5,10 €
Bottle of Prosecco – £28.95
A glass of house white (125ml) – £3.45
Glenmorangie Whiskey – £4.90
Fish and chips (includes soft drink) – 13.60
Half grilled chicken (includes soft drink) – £14.30
Gin Beefeater 25ml – €9.25
Bottle of Prosecco – £98
A glass of house white (125ml) – £12
Glenmorangie Whiskey – £10
Fish no chips (no soft drink) -£26
Suffolk Roast Chicken – £32
The undecided Kevin admitted he wasn’t sure and asked his brothers for suggestions while Nick revealed he would have a bigger pint of Camden Hells.
One of them said they liked the IPA Neck Oil [Indian Pale Ale]but Kevin stood firm on his decision to order a pint of Guinness.
Kevin joked, “Hells for boys!”
While Joe upped the ante and asked, “Baby Guinness anyone?”, which is a hit made with coffee liqueur and Irish cream.
Joe’s comments come after a former Wetherspoons worker who claimed to have worked in the popular pub brand’s kitchen for five years revealed the menu items they would avoid as a customer.
The man, who is anonymous but lives in Scotland, wrote a Reddit post detailing what he claimed was the general working pattern in the kitchen and revealed nuggets of information about how food is prepared.
While he said some dishes, such as beef burgers, were “cooked fresh,” he recommended other diners avoid dishes such as steak.
He also revealed the types of orders that would make him groan when passing over the ticket, and those he dreaded cooking.
As people on the feed asked him about his time in the kitchen, he revealed that he worked there while he was in college and enjoyed the social aspect of his job more than he disliked socializing on campus.
Posting as Itsdarkinhere11, the former employee said he had never seen anything untoward in the kitchen while working there, such as getting unpleasant revenge on rude customers by playing with their food.
Addressing the food orders he dreaded receiving, the anonymous former employee said he used to roll his eyes if a large group of 10 or more people submitted an order.
He said: “I had an entire table of five send their food back like three times when I was making a breakfast shift myself because the black pudding was ‘too crumbly’.”
When asked if he had any crazy customer stories, the former employee said the bar staff probably had more entertaining stories to tell as their role was more customer-oriented, but he claimed that ‘a client had taken matters into her own hands when she was not satisfied. with his meal.
“A girl walked into the kitchen completely steaming and tipped over for a manager because her fish was cold,” he said.
Writing about which meals were worth eating versus less appetizing dishes, the poster claimed the curries and pizzas were ‘decent’.
He added that the beef burgers were “made from scratch” and not frozen, but he was less impressed with the chicken and veggie/vegan burgers.
The former employee also claimed that when it came to eggs, they were either fried on a flat grill or scrambled/poached in the microwave. He added that the poached eggs are delivered to the kitchen already poached and reheated to order.
Eddie Gershon, spokesman for Wetherspoons, said: “Mostly breakfasts are cooked to order. During certain busy periods, in order to ensure rapid service to customers, certain dishes are pre-cooked and kept for a limited time.
“Our poached eggs are pre-poached to ensure consistent product quality for the customer.”
He added that the fish on the menu was “freshly breaded daily” and pizzas and paninis were cooked to order.
As for the curries, which are microwaved in a Wetherspoons kitchen, Eddie said they are prepared as “bespoke Wetherspoon recipes” which are then frozen and delivered to venues.
He said: “A small percentage of our dishes, by volume sold, are microwaveable. Most high volume items such as burgers and steaks are grilled and a number of other dishes such as pizzas and jacket potatoes are baked.
“Wetherspoon’s three main cooking methods are (in order): 1. Grilling (“clam” or flat grill OR “grill”), 2. Frying, 3. Baking.
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