Huge Mistakes Everyone Makes When Ordering Fast Food

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Before you even think about taking a trip to McDonald's, Burger King, or whatever other quick-service restaurant your stomach desires, it’s a good idea to take a minute to commit these common fast food ordering mistakes to memory.
If you’re unable to visit your favorite fast food spot as soon as they open, there’s still an easy way for you to get your food hot and fresh by simply saying, "I'd like that fresh, please."
Yup, it’s really that easy! In a Reddit thread on fast food hacks, workers and former workers from several different fast food chains confirmed as much. One Redditor wrote:

"The Wendy's I worked at always would give fresh anything if it was requested."
Another poster added:
"I work at McDonald's, and people ask for food fresh, which we honor. That may just mean you have to pull up and wait extra time for your food, but it doesn't matter much to us either way."
There are a few other ways to score your fast food as fresh as possible, too. For starters, time your trip right. According to one former fast-food worker, the most reliable way to get fresh food is to go to fast food restaurants that stay busy. The more orders they have, the more often they have to crank out more fresh food.
Watch the video to see more huge mistakes everyone makes when ordering fast food!
#FastFood #FastFoodTips
Ordering without saying this | 0:12
Eating a mystery egg | 0:59
Not asking for freebies | 1:40
Forgetting to use the app | 2:26
Waiting to order | 3:19
Overlooking smart substitutions | 4:12
Tossing the receipt | 4:59
Being too timid | 5:39
Hitting the drive-thru every time | 6:47
Lingering at the drive-thru window | 7:55
Buying in bulk | 9:03


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Jun 15, 2019




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Mashed 4 months ago
What tips do you have to share for fast food adventures?
Nero 3 months ago
If you want to have fresh food from a fast food place: please, please, come inside. Also if you have a huge order call it in as well. You have no idea how annoying it is to be in a rush and have someone come in wanting 20 or 30 something burgers. Also please understand that if you are ordering fresh food that it does take time and a few thing may not be coming straight from the frier. Most hamburgers take 3-5 minutes, chicken 6 or more and the cashier will more than likely drop extra fries for you when you make your order. Without the burgers having a timer (being either a griddle top with a press or the charbroiler of burger) it's hard to guess that when it'll come up for meat on your sandwich. On the timers of the drive thru, the BK I worked at had 2 minutes 15 seconds for drive. We were always pushed for under 1 minute during non-peak hours. If you want to check your food pull up in front of the building, there's usually a door right by the drive thru that if something comes up wrong you can step inside real quick and it'll be fixed. Sometimes if something's wrong when you get home call the store the same night/day you made the order and they may take your name down and you can get the order corrected the next day or later on.
Jason S
Jason S 3 months ago
For those in Australia, Red Rooster have a very generous rewards card that is worthwhile! And there is an excellent chance that McDonald's will have a secret meal that is heavily discounted that you won't find on the menu, but can ask for. More than likely this secret meal will only cost $5.00 and will be a burger, small fries and small drink.
Soda King
Soda King 3 months ago
Yes don't fuck yourself up with the drink machine I do not recommended getting a refill but if you do plz pick the same drink or you will understand
gobbi dimerda
gobbi dimerda 3 months ago
Don't go
Deadzio 3 months ago
Just order extra ingriedient and thats it.
yhootoob 4 days ago
these nigga's talkin about ninty nine cent mick double. nikka PLEEEZE
Soraw Y
Soraw Y 6 days ago
BS everybody that work at a fast-food are borderline from hell the type of people that only want the money but don't want to be there if you kill every employee of McDonald's it's good for the environment environment
Jason James
Jason James 6 days ago
Yeah and any extra bullshit you try by asking for different ingredients will most likely take more time and piss off the people behind you.
death con 5
death con 5 7 days ago
Teen Titans go is GARBAGE
Milton Östlund
Milton Östlund 12 days ago
Its also funny because i do literally have like only 3 popular US fast food restaurant
Milton Östlund
Milton Östlund 12 days ago
"Just ask for it fresh" *Later* "There's no point in asking for it fresh"
Jeremy Marsh
Jeremy Marsh 16 days ago
If your not broke you don't have to think of all those ways to scam a fast food joint, so glad I'm not broke anymore.
karenljuarez 18 days ago
Thats why I Loved working at Smashburger. I was a manager there and ALL FOOD WAS MADE TO ORDER. They would butter the grill, season the burger along with the hot toppings. The only thing that we had ready were the vegetables that we had sliced for the day, and the meat that had been weighed out and portioned "not frozen patties." I of course cannot say the same for Burger King. They had their patties precooked and kept in a warmer sometimes we would keep them past their time so as to not have waste. Their toppings were pre-cut all we had to do was simply assemble your food. ALWAYS ORDER YOUR FOOD FRESH!!!
Game Wave
Game Wave 20 days ago
Tell me why I got 4 ads in the beginning of the video before it started
Wrel Rel
Wrel Rel 27 days ago
If u love ads like me this is the show for you😁
Joe McKim
Joe McKim Month ago
Literally everything said in this video is common sense.
Jamis Coda
Jamis Coda Month ago
There seems to be 5 people waiting in line when the drink refill is behind the counter. At Hardees add lettuce and tomato to a chicken biscuit and it adds 60 cents to your bill. So when they have the two for $4 sale its $1.2 extra. When planning to get a chicken biscuit I just take my own lettuce and tomato in a plastic baggy. Tightwad I know.
The Sarcastic Wolf
For the love of Tacos please do not check your food at the window! It's demoralizing watching that timer go from green to yellow to red.
Dark Eagle777777
Why should I give a shit how long it takes for me to order? I need time to look at the menu! And if I ever catch someone spitting in my mom's food, who has had a hard life already, I will find them and beat the shit out of them.
Miz Lauren Alexis
“I’d like that _fresh_ please” *suddenly your car is surrounded by employees, screaming insults at you* (your lip trembles) “I wasn’t expecting it to be THAT fresh...”
John Beaver
John Beaver Month ago
Carl's jr. 's flagship burger is absolutely tastey. Almost as tasty as a dbl cheese burger with extra bacon from Nations. 😛 And yes I absolutely HATE this f'n jig... 10:00 The jungle beast freak wrecks every single movie he is in. I don't known how Jackie Chan could stand the big mouth , boot lip freak.😡
John Cronin
John Cronin Month ago
Do these millennials really spit on your shit?
Laurka SkyTiMber
If I don't check my bag at taco bell I'll never get my damn sauce. Screw them.
recedingant Month ago
Useless video
Ryan Brooke
Ryan Brooke Month ago
I always go inside. I always use the apps. Burger King has good coupons often.
Brian Walker
Brian Walker 2 months ago
Sorry but I don't agree with you, it's way faster to go through the drive-thru. A manager at McDonald's admitted to me employees are instructed to push through 4 or 5 cars for every one person who walks in! I believe it's because they can make money more quickly handing it out the window than taken care of you inside the "restaurant"
Eddie Hershey
Eddie Hershey 2 months ago
Fresh food, go eat at an actual restaurant to get fresh food cheap fucks
DannyDaDuffyDucking Daffer
Orders food Okay sir will that be all? *Swirls mustache* Yes and I'd like that fresh please 😒Okay *proceeds to summon all the snot into their mouth and spit into food*
diane ridley
diane ridley 2 months ago
If there are more than 4 cars in line when you pull up to the drive-thru, walk inside
Cid Sapient
Cid Sapient 2 months ago
at least at macdonalds the folded egg is way better its just scrambled eggs
Rywokast 2 months ago
what is this drive through bullshit?? people realise that orders are made in the order they are taken right??? it doesnt matter worth shit whether you go inside or not your food will come as it is made according to your place in line.. i worked at mcdonalds here for two years and thats how it always worked, i have no clue whether an order is for the drive through or restaurant as they just pop up on my screen in the order they are taken, from wherever they are taken
TheAmazing Sidney
TheAmazing Sidney 2 months ago
7:40 he's not even drinking his drink, the straw is just on his lips, not in his mouth
Amanda Colwell
Amanda Colwell 2 months ago
If you ask for your food fresh then that's how they spit in your food
Ryan Coldiron
Ryan Coldiron 3 months ago
This was a waste of time.
Michael O’Donnell
Michael O’Donnell 3 months ago
at the mcdonald’s i work at drive thru is always priority
Zaierra Hutson
Zaierra Hutson 3 months ago
youre retarded
N0T CL!VE 3 months ago
1. wasting an entire hour saying “UUUMMMMMMMMM....”
Mike Sarantakos
Mike Sarantakos 3 months ago
1:17 It's called a french omelette...
Jack V
Jack V 3 months ago
*in this video we teach you how to get an employee to spit in your food*
Alloygame Softer
Alloygame Softer 3 months ago
1:47 wtf everyone knows that
adonxi plays games
adonxi plays games 3 months ago
Wish I had chick fil a in Britain and also wendys
Cody Mann
Cody Mann 3 months ago
I learned absolutely nothing from this. Mostly common sense tips
Ditches 3 months ago
I miss lava sauce 😩
Synystershy 3 months ago
I've just been walking up to the cashier and giving them my order... Don't I feel stupid now.
Lukas Aydin
Lukas Aydin 3 months ago
How many fucking ads are in this video
Green and Blue loser
in Canada we can't even buy mcnuggets in groups of 4, let alone for one dollar. here they're 6 for $5.69, 10 for $6.89, and 20 for $10.29
caleb baldwin
caleb baldwin 3 months ago
Why did i just watch this most people arent gonna give a damn about giving you"fresh" they arent gonna go out of there way to make something fresh lol they are just saying its fresh so you can be happy and to get you to shutup trust me
HUUUUUURRRR 3 months ago
"Straight Pride Parade" = Drive-Thru at Chik-Fi-La
Wojak Feels
Wojak Feels 3 months ago
Ehh buying 4 nuggets for $1 and not 6 nugget for $2.5 is not a "hack" or being "savvy". It's people being idiots and can't figure out the price is higher.
NEW NEW NWO 4-LIFE 3 months ago
My mouth is watering 🤤🤯
magaman 3 months ago
Fast-food workers might respect your special request if it's not busy, but if it's really busy I doubt they will.
John Haywood
John Haywood 3 months ago
Here's what I do with available options, Jersey Mike's---Firehouse Subs---Jimmy John's---Arby's---Publix Deli (wraps)---Subway
Michael Lykke
Michael Lykke 3 months ago
Jesus Christ, we are talking about fast food. Not real foods. Use it less.
fartwrangler 3 months ago
A Big Mac always costs more than two cheeseburgers, which it essentially is, minus one bun. When you get a Big Mac you are essentially paying twice as much to get a wilted piece of lettuce and a shot of ranch dressing. Always order your soft drink WITHOUT ice at fast food places -- especially if you're going through the drive through. The drinks are already cold without ice, ice just takes up room in the cup so you get less soft drink, and drinks already have the most over-inflated prices of any item on the menu.
American5585 3 months ago
are you retarder? where in hell did you see that 4 nuggets are 1 dollar and 6 are 2.49? Dont spread false info because you want to make your stupid video
L Chapman
L Chapman 3 months ago
Did Mashed really imply that I shouldn't check the accuracy of my drive-thru order to pacify a manager's drive-thru timetable? Um, sorry, not happening. People sometimes make mistakes, so I always do a quick check on dark soda's and bag item counts.
Shaun Mattice
Shaun Mattice 3 months ago
*Fresh at McDonalds* Frozen isn't fresh..
arnaud vaugeois
arnaud vaugeois 3 months ago
Buy more bad food and get even more bad food free, how do you expect poor people not to be obese
P M 3 months ago
Easy solution : home cooking
AdrianJayeOnline 3 months ago
fact of life... ASK a busy.. low paid worker... for something "NOT" standard, expect.... errrm well.. just don't....
epic beardface
epic beardface 3 months ago
Australian maccas are the best and fresh. Also if you don't know what you want get the fuck out of the drive through.
Nick Carlson
Nick Carlson 3 months ago
Five Guys is good but EXPENSIVE. Cheeseburger with 2 patties, smallest fries and smallest drink cost me $17.47
Fred Munoz
Fred Munoz 3 months ago
I'll tell you what the huge mistake is. ORDERING FAST FOOD PERIOD!
Jared Smith
Jared Smith 3 months ago
Guess I like it simple, go in and dine. Despite being young I like it old fashioned. But I'll keep these tips in mind if I go out of town.
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