11 insider facts about McDonald's employees know and most customers don't
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- McDonald's employees know all about how things are run at the fast food giant.
- Customers might miss out on some secrets that are obvious to employees.
- Here's a look at some insider facts from employees that you should know if you're planning on going on a Big Mac run.
McDonald's jobs are abundant.
About 375,000 people work at the fast food chain, according to the McDonald's 2016 filing with the Securities Exchange Commission. But if you include franchise employees along with corporate employees - as Forbes did in 2015 - the number jumps up to 1.9 million. That makes McDonald's one of the largest employers in the world.
Whether they work for franchise or corporate stores, McDonald's employees gain a keen insight on the inner-workings of the fast food giant.
McDonald's employees can tell you all about the most annoying customer requests, and the consequences of working around French fries all day.
Here's a look at a few things that only McDonald's employees know:
People can get pretty invested in their food
There's a trick to getting a fresh egg on your McGriddle
Employees get some unusual requests sometimes
Custom orders are sometimes a pain to make
McDonald's employees in the UK will be more attentive at certain times — and customers can use this to their advantage
There are several different types of managers
Some employees use the kitchen to make their own meals
Some customers can be pretty condescending
Asking for fries with no salt is a good way to annoy employees, and you may be better off just directly asking for fresh fries
Ask for the budget version of the Big Mac
It's hard to get rid of the smell of French fries
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