15 Fast Food Workers Share Their Weirdest Drive-Thru Stories So You Don't Repeat Them

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Drive thru workers: vote up the customers that would have you taking an early break.

It's no surprise that fast food workers have plenty of strange drive-thru stories. We all know that people can be rude to those who work in the food service industry, and drive-thru workers seem to get the worst of it. Read these fast food stories and try not to repeat them the next time you go to the drive-thru.


  • 1
    282 VOTES

    They Tried To Pay With Pokemon Cards

    From Redditor u/kittenrageparty:

    I worked at Mcdonald's for almost two years. The strangest incident would have to be the guy who attempted to pay me in pokemon cards by explaining how much each was worth on eBay. When I explained to him that his cards could not be used as currency he became upset, accused me of being a "dirty Yu-Gi-oh fan" and drove off, leaving me confused with both his cards and his food.

    282 votes
  • 2
    396 VOTES

    They Were Very Angry That The Drive Thru Wasn't Open

    From Redditor u/krbs77:

    I once worked at Dunkin Donuts for a few months, until I realized I hated that crappy job. Once we had a lovely woman pull up at the drive-through twenty minutes before open. Naturally, my co-worker and I ignored her while we hurried to set up because without the headset on, we had no idea she was even there. And there was no way I was putting that thing on a minute earlier than I had to.

    Eventually, she pulled up to the window with a pissed, evil-looking face. We gestured, "sorry" and that we weren't open yet. Apparently, she took it personally and started banging on the glass. When we opened the window to explain that we couldn't serve her yet, she began cursing and squeezed herself out of the car, and hung thru the window spewing off insults. We just stared in awe. I think we told her the cops were coming or something and she left.

    396 votes
  • 3
    275 VOTES

    They Threw Their Food Back At The Worker

    From Redditor u/snippysnapsnapparoo:

    When I was in high school I worked at a burger joint. At first, they'd always put me on the fryer, and that sucked. The guy who supervised me was Joe. Joe was pretty much a d*ck and was always yelling at me. 

    One day they take me off the fryer and put me on the window. Start my shift, and it's going well. Then, near the end of the night, this one guy rolls back around the drive-through. I open the window, and he looks me dead in the eye, and says "my tots aren't f*cking done you stupid piece of sh*t". AND THROWS THE BAG AT ME. Guess who's on the fryer? JOE. So, we cooked the guy some more tots and Joe somehow blamed it on me. I worked there like 5 months. Did not have much fun. Good milkshakes though.

    275 votes
  • 4
    331 VOTES

    They Wanted A Huge Order, Canceled Most Of It, And Yelled At How Long It Took

    From a former Redditor:

    "Hi! I want one of every value meal, with coke, and two oreo McFlurries."

    "You want 1 number 1-12?"

    "yes, what's my total?"

    At this point, I have to put everything into the register so that it can show up on the stupid monitor thing that they can see. And then put in two McFlurries.

    "Thanks! Just the McFlurries instead. Cancel everything else"

    My manager had to come to put her code in because of how much stuff I'm taking off.

    And this customer goes: "WTF is taking so long to give me two f*cking Oreo McFlurries? You incompetent *ssholes! I should get it for free!"

    331 votes
  • 5
    234 VOTES

    They Wanted To Eat Their Meal In Bed

    From a former Redditor:

    Once, someone drove a truck to the window with a bed in the back. Another person got out, put the bed next to the window, and ordered their food, sitting on the bed to wait. The driver left. After receiving her food the woman carried the bed to a parking space, got in, and ate.

    234 votes
  • 6
    281 VOTES

    They Threw Their Drink And Spilled Fry Oil On A Worker

    From Redditor u/Rebelpride1:

    Working at Mcdonald's my sophomore year of high school, some lady went through the drive-through at about 1 AM. Someone accidentally gave her a large diet coke instead of a large coke or something, so she threw the drink back through the window.

    the drink landed quite heavily in the frying oil and splashed all over one of our co-workers. The girl drove away pretty fast, but the manager got her license plate number off the cameras. She was sued pretty badly.

    281 votes