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21 Secrets Arby's Employees Will Never Tell You

Those fries just come curly.

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1. Employees don't control the curliness of your curly fries.

They just come that way. Frozen. In a bag.
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They just come that way. Frozen. In a bag.

2. And there really aren't any regular fries in the back.

Sorry, that was a time of the past. Maybe try McDonalds.
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Sorry, that was a time of the past. Maybe try McDonalds.

3. Employees hate it when customers ring “The Bell.”

If you do ring it, at least don't be that guy saying, "I can't hear you!" when the workers say "thank you" as quietly as possible.
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If you do ring it, at least don't be that guy saying, "I can't hear you!" when the workers say "thank you" as quietly as possible.

4. The water cups are so small because the managers know you're putting soda in them.

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5. If you’re nice, most employees will take expired coupons, as long as the button is still in the register.

6. If you come in an hour or less before the lobby closes, every cashier is praying to god that you order to-go.

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7. And if employees are mopping and vacuuming while you eat, that's definitely your cue to leave.

Please. They just want to clean your table and go to bed.
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Please. They just want to clean your table and go to bed.

8. The drive-thru is on a timer, which is why workers get impatient if you’re dawdling in your car.

Because managers judge workers on their average drive-thru times. So if you're not in a hurry, just come inside!
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Because managers judge workers on their average drive-thru times. So if you're not in a hurry, just come inside!

9. (But that also guarantees that drive-thru orders always come first.)

10. If you're ordering a bunch of chicken tenders, be prepared to wait a little longer.

All chicken has to cook for five minutes, so the sooner you tell your cashier, the sooner they can get it in the fryer.
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All chicken has to cook for five minutes, so the sooner you tell your cashier, the sooner they can get it in the fryer.

11. There's not necessarily a "secret menu," but as long as the store has the ingredients, they can pretty much make any sandwich you want.

Just definitely expect those meat mountain orders to take longer.
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Just definitely expect those meat mountain orders to take longer.

12. Restocking the lobby ketchup is pretty much the worst job in the world.

If it's super busy, you're definitely just going to get the little packets.
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If it's super busy, you're definitely just going to get the little packets.

13. And salads take forever to make, so if you order one late in the day you might just be told they're all out.

Sorry, I'm not chopping up lettuce and tomatoes for you at 10:30 p.m.
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Sorry, I'm not chopping up lettuce and tomatoes for you at 10:30 p.m.

14. Employees constantly sneak curly fries while they're working.

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15. And at lunch, they take whatever ingredients they want for their own delicious sandwich inventions.

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16. That rumor that the roast beef starts off as liquid is totally false.

It's true the beef comes in bags, because, like most things you buy, it has packaging. But rest assured, it's solid when it's put in the oven and when it comes out.
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It's true the beef comes in bags, because, like most things you buy, it has packaging. But rest assured, it's solid when it's put in the oven and when it comes out.

17. If the turnovers are too overcooked to sell, the workers get to eat them.

And since there's never enough for everyone, it's a fight to the death to get them.
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And since there's never enough for everyone, it's a fight to the death to get them.

18. The kitchen is almost definitely cleaner than anyone's home kitchen, because workers spend all their downtime cleaning.

So relax, your food is fine, promise!
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So relax, your food is fine, promise!

19. Intra-work relationships definitely happen.

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20. Which means there's also a lot of Arby's drama behind the counter.

21. But for the most part, awesome co-workers are the only thing keeping Arby's workers sane.

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Thumbnail credit: Mike Mozart.

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