22 Honest Confessions From A Burger King Server

We’d love it if you were ready to order by the time you get to the till.

It’s not a very long menu. How hard can it be?

And we’d really rather not sift through 25 boxes of Kids Club Meals to find the perfect toy for your child.

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We have better thing to do with our time tbh.

We hate it when you order a Big King.

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They’re an absolute pain to make because there are so many layers that can go wrong.

But 99% of customers order the Whopper Meal anyway.

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It’s our most popular meal. The number of these we serve on any given day is ridiculous.

All of our burgers are flame-grilled, and then reheated in the microwave later.

The important point is that they were flame-grilled once upon a time.

And the freshest burgers are always at the back of the chute.

We use up the oldest ones first.

We try our best to make your food look like the pictures, but it’s really hard.

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By the time it gets to you, it’s often lost its shine.

Please don’t ask us for the calorie count of your food.

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It’s deep-fried fast food, c’mon. What do you expect?

And please don’t order your meal while you’re on the phone.

It’s cool that your hungry bf can’t decide whether he wants a Whopper or a Double Cheeseburger, but it’d be lovely if you could have that conversation before you get to the counter.

Burgers are amazing, until you are surrounded by them for 10 hours a day.

The thrill of unlimited Big Kings and Chicken Royales soon wears thin.

We secretly enjoy up-selling because it means we get to ask whether you’d like to “go large”?

We can tell when you order two meals for you and “your friend” and secretly eat them both yourself.

There’s no point in lying to us.

Our low-slung hats are really good for hiding our hangovers.

But the unlimited free fizzy drinks are even better.

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We can easily get through seven large refills before 1pm.

There is no job quite as awful as cleaning the restaurant floor.

Do you think we enjoy clearing your filthy, sauce-covered trays, half-eaten Whoppers, and soggy buns?

When we say the shakes are out, we’re lying.

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This risk of covering ourselves in a 5-litre bag of shake mix is literally never worth it. Sorry.

Nope, you can’t order a Big Mac here.

Nor a McChicken Sandwich. No matter how hilarious you think your joke is.

We’re always working out when our next break is.

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Did somebody say free food?

And we usually spend it inventing incredible bespoke meals.

Think triple Whopper, extra bun, extra salad, extra bacon, hold the pickle. This is where we play god.

Working the drive-through means seeing people at their absolute slobbiest.

I see you there, unwashed in your onesie.

But working the late shift means enduring endless drunken chat.

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Being open until 11pm means we serve a lot of wasted people.

But the best thing about the job is wearing the crown whenever the shop floor goes quiet.

Why on earth would we not?

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