Maybe you don't belong in the drive thru...

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  1. Maridw

    Maridw DisneyMom to Disneylover0105

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    I would add:
    Turn off your windshield wipers at the windows.

    We have one McDonald's that has that request near the first window. I think this is a great and considerate idea. Who wants to be splashed by the water from the wipers.

    OP I love your "rules". I see the tongue in cheek behind it. As I have said before, I have seen great employees and not so great employees. I have also seen not so great customers too. The employees who handled some of these customers went beyond their job description. :thumbsup2 Even when I have received an incorrect order, I always try to be polite. Sometimes its not the person who took the orders fault, but the person that made it that maybe didn't pay attention to the complete order. Or it was a simple mistake.

    One of the McDonald's I used to frequent had a fantastic employee. She got to know what I ordered and always made sure that my order came out correctly. She also always had a smile whenever I saw her. The last time I saw her she was working at a different FF place but remembered me when she saw me. :)
     
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  3. LuvsDragonflies

    LuvsDragonflies DIS Veteran

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    Good one about the wipers, I never even thought of that!:thumbsup2
     
  4. Sgt Mickey

    Sgt Mickey <font color=red>I will always remember where I was

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    I like turtles.:thumbsup2
     
  5. DisneyFan32WI

    DisneyFan32WI <font color=blue>Sometimes I just like to be plain

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    Me too :goodvibes

    ....and Tosh.O
     
  6. DarthKTrava

    DarthKTrava Carolina Panthers Fan

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    Taco Bell drive thru is really bad at not putting the spork in my order. When I order a nacho bellgrande, it NEEDS a spork!

    And most drive thrus are judged on speediness of service. It's "get 'em in, get 'em out fast!" mentality. IMO, I'd rather take a bit more time to ensure the customer's order is CORRECT and they get what they ordered, not just a random bag that's there, whether or not it's theirs or not.
     
  7. DarthKTrava

    DarthKTrava Carolina Panthers Fan

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    I never do. I hate cold ketchup on my fries. And I don't think it goes bad at room temp.
     
  8. DarthKTrava

    DarthKTrava Carolina Panthers Fan

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    McDonalds seems to not put the right amount of creamer/sweetener in my coffee. They press the buttons the right amount of times but methinks it doesn't dispense enough. :confused3
     
  9. Sgt Mickey

    Sgt Mickey <font color=red>I will always remember where I was

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    yes:rotfl:I liked when the kids dressed up as a turtle and said I like zombies:rotfl2:
     
  10. leebee

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    But you always ask me what kind of sauce I want with my nuggets... and I don't use sauce on my nuggets! Ketchup with fries is pretty common/standard, but you don't put it in the bag or even ask? I fail to see the logic in asking about sauce for nuggets but not asking or even including ketchup with fries.

    FWIW I use the drive through a LOT and almost always am satisfied. The order is almost always correct, and my biggest complaint is no straws/napkins in the bag. The most challenging part for me is the ordering, especially during the summer in our tourist towns, as some of the summer help don't really speak English.
     
  11. sam_gordon

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    Speaking of the bolded... some of our fast food places have signs saying something to the effect of "extra sauce is available for 15 cents each". So why don't I get a 15 cent discount for every time I say I don't want ANY sauce? :lmao:
     
  12. DarthKTrava

    DarthKTrava Carolina Panthers Fan

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    McDonald's has started doing this. There was a BK near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus that charged after 3 packs of ketchup. I just got Mom to get some ketchup and I used that too as she didn't use ketchup on her fries.

    I also heard that McDonald's, in response to complaints about lackluster employees, has decreed that they should be more friendly and helpful. :lmao: I only find that funny in regard to that should be PART OF YOUR JOB. :thumbsup2
     
  13. JosieCat

    JosieCat Mouseketeer

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    Crazy busy lunch today.


    One person ordered 16 McChickens and 8 large fries..."oh and could I make those McChickens hot and spicy?" (Facepalm!) Run to kitchen and frantically get them to STOP making all the regular McChickens and instead make them hot and spicy.


    Also had someone order 4 double quarter pounder meals and a Big Mac meal. That's a whole lotta meat.....

    They both had to be parked and wait a few minutes while we prepared and assembled their orders.

    And, since I have a sick kid who can't go into work tonight, I may have to go back in for a few hours tonight. Oh joy, oh rapture. :duck:
     
  14. kevschickee

    kevschickee DIS Veteran

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    Now why the heck would you order all of those chicken sandwiches at the drive thru??? I really would have wanted to smack him.
     
  15. JosieCat

    JosieCat Mouseketeer

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    As for those outraged by my suggesting you keep ketchup in your car...I only suggested it for those that were so rabid about us no longer asking if you want ketchup and my recommending you ask for it with you order if you want it. (I even make sure the second window at our store is well stocked with the packets, so if our customers forget all the way until there, it's still readily available.) But some acted as though this was disgraceful and unacceptable. I think keeping ketchup in your car is kinda gross, but hey if your ketchup is that important to you, maybe you should think about it....
     
  16. luvsJack

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    Actually if you have a Sam's Club nearby you can buy a whole case of the little packets and keep a few of those in your car.
     
  17. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover DIS Veteran

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    Here in Germany a combo meal includes ONE packet of ketchup (or mayo). Extras are 20 euro cents each at BK and 30 at McDs
     

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