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21 Secrets McDonald's Employees Won't Tell You About

Sure, you can have another cup of barbecue sauce, but it'll cost you.

1. Ordering fries without salt is one of the most inconvenient things you can do.

Might seem simple enough to you, but most of the time when you order fries without salt, a fresh batch needs to be made just for you, and all the tools used to make and package the fries need to be cleaned to get the salt off them.

2. (Of course, it’s also the best way to ensure you’re getting the freshest fries possible.)

fresh french fries at mcdo yummmmmm 😊😊😊🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟v

It’s a guaranteed fresh batch every time, right out of the fryer.

3. Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are also a hassle.

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Food can only sit unused for a few minutes before it needs to be thrown away, so you only make what you need. Since Filet-O-Fish orders are pretty rare, the filets are only fried when a customer orders them. It’s a real pain in the ass.

4. Happy Meals are probably the biggest pain though.

when the lady at McDonald's judges you for getting a happy meal #trickortreat

No single aspect of the Happy Meal is particularly difficult to do, but a Happy Meal involves so many options and choices, it’s just a pain. Do you want a cheeseburger or hamburger or nuggets? If you want McNuggets, do you want any sauce? Do you want fries or apples? Do you want milk, juice, or soda? Do you want a “girl toy” or a “boy toy”? Then you have to put together the special boxes and it all just gets to be too much.

5. Drive-thru is the top priority.

If there’s a drive-thru order and a dine-in order that both need a Big Mac, the first one that gets made will ALWAYS goes to the drive-thru.

6. Employees don’t care that you put soda in your water cup.

Thanks for the "water" cup @McDonalds

You think they care what you put in your cup? They get to sit and drink free soda all day; what do they care if you get in on it too? (Except for the shift managers. They might care.)

7. If you order something special, expect it to take longer.

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The workers putting together the burgers are machines. They’ve got their methods down to a precise science. If you come in with a special order, it throws off the whole equilibrium. Not only will your order take longer, but so will everyone else’s until yours is out.

8. You best be ready when you get to the counter to order.

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If you just spent time waiting in line and you haven’t figured out what you want when you get to the register, you’re the worst.

9. It’s really annoying that you don’t understand how the meal combos work.

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A Big Mac and a Big Mac meal are different things. If you don’t want a drink, don’t order a meal.

10. Employees secretly hope you won’t come to their register.

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When you walk in and there are several registers open, every single employee is hoping you’ll go to one of the other registers.

11. Employees find ways to entertain themselves during long shifts.

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Like trying to make the perfect soft serve swirl.

12. Lobby is the choicest job.

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Employees on lobby are in charge of cleaning up in the dining area: wiping down tables, sweeping, bringing empty trays to the back. It’s the best because you don’t have to deal with customers, and sometimes you can manage to sneak out of view and take a rest.

13. It’s actually really clean behind the counter.

When your sent a picture of this....bob marley returns! #mcdonalds #mop

When they’re not immediately busy with a customer, all employees are supposed to busy themselves with cleaning. There’s always some sweeping or scrubbing and sanitizing going on behind the counter.

14. Employees get to eat all the leftover food at the end of the night.

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If you're one of the last customers of the night, there's a good chance you'll get a free pie or two. Whatever's left gets gathered up after the store has closed and the employees have pie-eating contests.

15. Employees sneaks tons of fries and nuggets during their shifts.

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It’s one of secret perks they don’t tell you about.

16. They even invent secret menu items when nobody is looking.

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Like the McSurf-and-Turf. A Double Quarter-Pounder, but one of the two beef patties is replaced by a Filet-O-Fish filet.

17. Yes, they know about the “McGangbang," and no, they won’t make you one.

The “McGangbang” is an infamous secret menu item that consists of a McChicken stuffed inside a McDouble. No employee is going to make it for you. If you want one, order the sandwiches and make it yourself.

18. For the most part, adding and subtracting condiments and toppings doesn’t affect the price of a sandwich.

It worked the mcdouble turned Big Mac #SavinMoney

Certain things like cheese and bacon cost more, but mostly the price is set. One easy menu hack is to order a McDouble with no ketchup or mustard, but with lettuce and Mac Sauce added. You just got yourself a Big Mac for less than half the price.

19. If you ask nicely, you can probably get that extra sauce for free.

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Technically, employees are supposed to charge for extra sauce packets. But if you ask nicely and don’t ask for an insane amount, most employees just can’t be bothered to ring you up for a 25-cent cup of barbecue sauce.

20. Employees cheat at McDonald’s Monopoly.

Free breakie for the next 2 days! Thanks @McDonalds ! #monopoly

McDonald’s employees aren’t eligible to win, but they’ll check discarded cups and containers for instant win monopoly prizes. If they win free food, they can always cash in at a different store.

21. Employees don’t screw with your food.

First meal in Japan is @McDonalds ! Think it couldn't get better? Wait til you try Japanese McDonalds. Life changing

They just don’t care about you and usually don’t have time to stop what they’re doing to spit in your food. Relax.