1. Employees don't control the curliness of your curly fries.
2. And there really aren't any regular fries in the back.
3. Employees hate it when customers ring “The Bell.”
4. The water cups are so small because the managers know you're putting soda in them.
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.
7. And if employees are mopping and vacuuming while you eat, that's definitely your cue to leave.
8. The drive-thru is on a timer, which is why workers get impatient if you’re dawdling in your car.
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.
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.
12. Restocking the lobby ketchup is pretty much the worst job in the world.
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.
14. Employees constantly sneak curly fries while they're working.
15. And at lunch, they take whatever ingredients they want for their own delicious sandwich inventions.
16. That rumor that the roast beef starts off as liquid is totally false.
17. If the turnovers are too overcooked to sell, the workers get to eat them.
18. The kitchen is almost definitely cleaner than anyone's home kitchen, because workers spend all their downtime cleaning.
19. Intra-work relationships definitely happen.
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.
Thumbnail credit: Mike Mozart.