It’s always fun to discover new gems at fast food joints and customize your order thereafter. But just know, that the workers taking your order are probably pinning you as the most annoying customer ever (or as just plain gross).
Curious of more custom orders? You can find the original thread source at the end of the article.
“I worked at McDonald’s and this one guy kept asking for a sad meal. Not so happy. Light on the happy. He preferred it to be extra sad. I drew a sad face on his box and omitted the toy. In the toys place I jotted down a few sad words that are a cacophony to hear…phlegm, cornucopia, moist, larvae, fester, leech, potluck, and porridge. He seemed very pleased.”
“I worked at McDonald’s years ago. A woman said she wanted 3 bags of uncooked chicken nuggets. I started to tell her no, but my manager took over on the drive-thru microphone and told her we could do that, and told her to pull up to the window. I chatted with her and my manager about it.
“I worked at a burrito place. A lady would come in once in a while for an all lettuce burrito.
No salsa, no guacamole, nothing but the warm tortilla and shredded lettuce.”
“I used to work at McDonald’s. A lady came in and told me that she is pregnant and is having weird cravings.
So you know how the Big Mac has three pieces of bread (top, middle, and bottom)? She ordered a Big Mac, but with a full crispy chicken breast in the middle. That pregnancy inspired genius.”
“I worked at Tim Hortons once and we had a guy who routinely came through the drive-thru asking for a large Gretzky. Whats a Gretzky, you ask? Its a coffee with 9 sugars and 9 creams (hence ‘Gretzky’, 99) and would literally just be a cup filled with sugar and cream, with a splash of coffee on top. He did this so often, it just stopped seeming like an anomaly until I remembered it later on.”
“I worked at Taco Bell for 4 years. Once I turned 18, I had the privilege of being scheduled closing shifts. One night after bar close, a group comes through the drive-thru who had a little too much to drink.
They order a bunch of $1 burritos and 3 Strawberry Frutista Freezes. One of the guys yells into the speaker that he wants a scoop of beef in his Frutista Freeze.
Im over this shift and this job and I just say, ‘Whatever, sounds good, your total is $X, please pull ahead.’
The closing manager was helping me out with drinks during the post bar close rush, and decides to personally hand out the order to this car. The driver is taking the food/drinks and handing it to the passengers, someone from the back seat yells, ‘I hope you didnt forget my beefy freeze!’ My manager replies ‘We didnt, but good luck figuring out which one is which’.”
“I work at Starbucks. I had a guy ask for a latte steamed to 200 degrees (we normally steam to 150). I’m thinking, ‘Whatever, it’s dead right now so steam it up!’ I’m betting this guy is getting it this hot so it cools down after a decently long drive, but nope. He sips it the minute he gets it. Like, nice to meet you, Satan!”
“My friend works at Macca’s (McDonald’s in Australia). She lives kind of far from her work so she usually comes in a bit early for her shift and waits around the back.
This one time, one of the managers came in and asked her if she’d start early since an uber eats order had come in for nothing but 84 hash browns.
All the earlier crew were busy trying to make them and no one was at the register even though there were two patrons waiting to order.
She walked to the front, and two drag queens who appeared on RuPaul’s drag race were waiting to order.”
“Former fast food worker here. But this order occurred when I was bartending years later.
An odd lady walks in and orders 1 Long Island Iced Tea with no ice and whipped cream.”
“I work at McD’s. A customer asked for a ‘hot frappuccino’ and got visibly angry when told that hot frappes don’t exist.”
“I wasn’t exactly working fast food, but concessions at the movie theatre.
I had a customer come in clearly floating, stand at the counter for about 10 minutes (no problem, didnt have any other customers waiting) debating out loud whether she should get the nachos or the pizza. She ended up ordering a pepperoni pizza with the nacho chili and cheese on top. I threw in the jalapeos for free.
Not wild, but our menu didnt have too much room for creativity.”
“I worked at Culver’s during my undergraduate. All the burgers come plain, but guests have the choice of condiments.
This guy walked in stoned with his girlfriend. He said, ‘I want a triple with everything.’ A single patty is three ounces of beef. ‘I want a piece of each kind of cheese between each patty.’
We had American, Swiss, and cheddar.
‘I want everything on it, but make sure you give me like this much mayo.’ He held his fingers about half an inch apart. Then he orders a large cheese curd – which alone is like 1,000 calories and a drink.
Then he ordered the same thing for his girlfriend. She asked for no mayo.”
“When I worked at Tim Horton’s a guy used to come in and order a tuna salad sandwich on a toasted until burnt blueberry bagel with honey mustard. He came in weekly for this sandwich.”
“I had a lady come in, furious that her Filet O’ Fish had mac sauce and cheese on it because she was ‘vegan.’
Only a few know that fish are actually a unique species of plant…”
“The weirdest order I get is a regular that orders A plain big mac with extra cheese.
He’s paying $6.90 for a bun, two pieces of meat and two pieces of cheese. I don’t know why it bothers me so much but it does. You can order a McDouble at our location for 2 dollars, which has the same meat patties.
Buy two of them ($4.20 with tax) take the bottom bun off of one, and stick the one McDouble without the bottom bun on the other one. Boom. There’s a double big mac, plain, with extra cheese, the only difference is you don’t get the sesame seeds. But he’ll save 3 dollars for pretty much the exact same thing. You can do it with single cheeseburgers for even cheaper.”
“A friend of mine worked at McDonald’s and this elderly man refused to leave until he was served a hot dog.
He must have waited for a long time.”
“I use to work at Papa John’s. Someone would order a large pizza, no cheese, only sauce and wanted it put through the oven twice.
They were repeat customers too!”
“I had more than one person order sweet potato poutine. I tried it later, and it’s decent if you mix Chipotle sauce with the gravy.”
“Someone wanted an uncooked filet o’ fish so he could heat it up at home.
We obviously told him no.”
“I use to work at Dunkin Donuts. A regular customer would order a large coffee coolatta (which is already pretty sweet), and then add 20 Splenda packets inside of it. He’d spend 10 minutes opening each packet individually and sprinkling them in one by one. Sometimes he would even ask for more.”
“I worked at Caribou Coffee. A guy asks for an iced americano, no ice, hold the espresso. Pregnant pause. ‘You want a glass of water?’
“I used to work at McDonald’s. I had a guy come through the drive-thru and order a 10-piece nugget sandwich, topped with cheese, mayo, Big Mac sauce and pickles…super weird.”
Points are edited for clarity.