Don’t Do Your Grocery Shopping at the Fast Food Drive-Thru

Here’s What Some Of The Biggest Fast Food Restaurants Used To Look Like
Here’s What Some Of The Biggest Fast Food Restaurants Used To Look Like

Did you know that Wendy's is the creator of the drive-thru window? Today's biggest fast food restaurants used to look quite different than they do today. Whi...

Paul Hair

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Because I’m not a fitness or health nut who constantly tweets about lifting weights and doing this or that fad diet, I still eat at fast food restaurants. And I like to use the drive-thru when possible. A lot of others like to use the drive-thru too, including those who are apparently doing their grocery shopping there based on the size of the orders they place. Here’s a little tip about that: Show some courtesy by going inside the restaurant to place large orders so the rest of us aren’t held up by you!

I don’t know if this is a growing trend or not, but lately I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to be placing large orders at drive-thru restaurants. It takes forever for them to do it and then forever for the restaurant to fulfill that order.

The customer starts by not knowing what anyone in their party wants. And then it’s a slow first order; probably asking the employee questions about what all that order encompasses. Then it’s a stop while the customer turns and asks someone in his vehicle what he wants. Then it’s back to talking to the employee on the squawk box. More pauses. More questions to the 20 or so people in the car. And then it’s backing up five orders to make a change. More orders, and more changes. After ten minutes, they finally stop and pull forward.

And then you have to sit and wait for the three other cars ahead of you to do the same thing. Twenty minutes later and you get to order.

So the lesson is, if you want to do grocery shopping at the fast food drive-thru, or otherwise place a large order, go inside to do it! Better yet, call ahead to place the order and then go inside to pick it up!

It’s not that hard to figure out and it’s a simple act of courtesy to the rest of us normies.

Thus ends my rant.

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