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Customer Shocks Drive-Thru Workers With A Lemony Magic Trick

That guy MagicofRahat is at it again, terrorizing fast food drive-thrus with his wizardry. In one his latest YouTube episodes, he cruises through multiple fast food drive-thrus purchasing a bottle of water. He then asked the clerk for some lemon to go with his beverage.

When they hand it to him, he tells them there’s a hole inside his bottle. As they lean closer, he magically transports the lemon inside the water bottle without ever opening it.

How does he do it??

Check out the mystifying video.

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7 Of The Most Colorful Drive Thru Facts You Never Thought About

Would you like facts with that? While drive-thru restaurants have been a staple of the national landscape for over half a century, there was once a time before these majestic purveyors of food delivery convenience. Sad, sad times they were. To honor these modern miracles, we’ve scraped together a bundle of facts like so many loose french fries from the bottom of the bag. So buckle up, place your order, and pull up to the second window.

1. The First Drive-Thru Opened In 1947

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That’s right, the same year your Grand Pappy was born. Except it wasn’t a McDonalds: it was Red’s Giant Hamburg in Springfield, Missouri. Conveniently located on Route 66 (a.k.a. the Main street of America), this burger joint bucked the trend of car-hops and pointed the way toward fast food’s future.

2. McDonald’s Didn’t Have Drive-Thrus Until 1975

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This one’s hard to believe… we would have spit out our vanilla shakes if they weren’t permanently stuck to our McRibs. McDonald’s was actually a late arrival in the drive-thru revolution, opening their first drive thru opened in 1975 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Other fast food titans like Jack in the Box, In-n-Out, and Maid-Rite had already been all-in on the motorcade munchy game for decades.

3. The Early Afternoon Is The Quickest And Friendliest Time To Drive-Thru

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Thankfully, the fastest and friendliest drive-thru service times coincide. If you happen to drive through a fast food joint in the early afternoon, you’ll have the easiest, breeziest time getting your food. Think of the window between lunch and dinner — that’s your sweet spot.

4. Wendy’s Has The Quickest Service

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Averaging about 130 seconds, Wendy’s can give you a frosty and a perplexingly square, yet delicious, burger in just a little over two minutes — the fastest of any major drive-thru chain. Burger King (averaging a minute more) has the slowest service on average.

5. Chick-fil-A Is The Most Accurate

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If you ask for a specific dipping sauce, you want that specific dipping sauce, right? Well, then get in your coupe and head on over to Chick-fil-A, where they have the most accurate service, nailing 92% of orders. That’s better than you’ve ever done on a science test. Also, sorry, Burger King: your beefy crowns can’t hide the fact that you also have the least accurate service, only successfully filling 82% of orders. (But that’s still better than you’ve ever done on a science test.)

6. 70% Of Fast Food Business Is Sold Through Drive-Thrus

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Photo Credit: Tim Malone

Well, this is just reasonable. Are you going to risk walking into a fast food restaurant and having someone judge you for still being in your pajamas at noon? No, you’re just going to pull up and order, since both legs and human interaction are extremely overrated.

7. Drive-Thrus Aren’t Just for Fast Food

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Yes, we love our burgers and fries, but we love their convenience a little bit more. That’s why people have adapted the drive-thru model to all sorts of interesting businesses, and we’re not just talking about wedding chapels. Here’s a short rundown of some of the more unusual (read: hilarious) ones:

  • Strip Club
  • Funeral Parlor
  • Prayer Booth
  • Christmas Nativity (Sorry, only seasonally)
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Liquor and Gun Store
  • And, in case all of the rest of those go horribly wrong, a Law Firm
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McDonald’s Is Limiting The Number Of Things You Can Order From The Drive Thru Menu

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It looks like McDonalds’ big restructuring plan is quickly underway. Earlier this month, McDonald’s Corp. announced major cutbacks are planned to turn the company around. Drive thru cuts are first to see some drastic changes.

Looking to expedite the food-delivery process, McDonald’s will be cutting items from the drive-thru menus as a way to speed things along.

According to the Wall Street Journal, only the top-selling items will now be featured on McDonald drive-thru menus. While this will be some bad news to those who’d rather sit in their car than walk inside, the change will definitely declutter McDonalds’ already expansive menu.

The fast food chain has already announced plans to cut items from its menus which included the Deluxe Quarter Pounder, Snack Wraps and a few Chicken Sandwiches.

Now it looks like the chain will be offering “mid-priced” menu items to bridge the gap between the cheaper foods and the premium sandwiches.

 

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Burger King Drive-Thru Terrorized By Escaped Pig

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So a porker walks up to a Burger King drive-thru… Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Actually, it’s a little more literally this time.

An escaped pig cause quite the commotion at a Pennsylvania Burger King. It was reported that the swine broke free from a local farm and wandered around until it reached the fast food restaurant. There, it blocked the drive-thru of the establishment and ran amok around the premises.

The pig allegedly bit one customer as they were trying to get its attention. Despite this incident, reports say that the pig was very friendly to the burger patrons.

One worker even took advantage of the pig’s amicable demeanor and tried feeding it bacon. The manager, however, advised against it.

Eventually, the pig was captured and returned to its owners.

 

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McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Are No Place for Car-Less Diabetics

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A man was turned away from a McDonald’s drive-thru because he was on foot. Matt Brown, a 38-year-old teacher suffering diabetes, was walking home from his mother’s home early Christmas Eve when his blood sugar reportedly dropped.

He was nearing a hypoglycemic attack.

Those with diabetes normally carry something in case their blood sugar drops. Brown, who usually has energy drink Lucozade on him, said he had run out.

Brown decided to walk toward the McDonald’s to find something to get his blood sugar level up.

Judging from the time the incident occurred, it looks like the main restaurant wasn’t open to the public at the time. Since Brown couldn’t walk inside, this only left the drive-thru open.

Allegedly, the staff refused to serve him a burger or even call a taxi. The manager working at the time responded to Brown’s request with, “That’s not my problem.”

Brown said he was slumped outside the McDonald’s for more than an hour.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s responded: “For safety, we cannot serve people on foot in our drive-thru.”

While it was policy, there could have been better ways for both parties to handle the situation. Who do you think was in the right? Sound off in the comments.

h/t The Mirror

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Sleepy Drunk Guy Pays Cops for McDonald’s, Charged with DUI

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Sometimes it’s late into the night, you’re a little drunk and all you want is fast food. Some of the more responsible options include walking there yourself, ordering, then  satiating your munchies, or asking a buddy to drive you after offering to buy him fries. Not so much the case for a man in Connecticut, however.

A man was allegedly under the influence when he passed out in his vehicle while parked at the Connecticut McDonald’s. When we say parked, we really mean fell asleep in the middle of the drive-thru, reports WTAE. The police arrived to discover the 41-year-old man asleep in the driver’s seat.

The driver had ordered four cheeseburgers before knocking out in his car for 15 minutes. When the officers responding woke him up, the dazed gentleman proceeded to hand the cops cash for his meal.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

H/T Consumerist

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El Pollo Loco Lets Customers Have It Their Way with New ‘Create Your Own’ Bowls

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El Pollo Loco sounds like they’re taking a cue from Chipotle’s burrito bowls with their new “Create Your Own” bowl options. Starting at $5.79, the chicken chain lets customers design their own custom meals by choosing from various proteins, sides and toppings.

Creating a bowl is as easy as 1, 2, 3; customers can choose one protein from chicken breast, carnitas, or chicken thigh, oh, and you can double your meat a la Chipotle style for $1.50. To complete their custom bowl, customers can choose two sides (rice, black beans, pinto beans, broccoli), three toppings (avocado, sour cream, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, jack cheese, mango salsa, guacamole, corn), and then finish off their bowl with a sauce of choice: poblano salsa, queso, enchilada sauce or creamy cilantro dressing.

The “Create Your Own” bowls will be available for about five weeks and are available via drive-thru and in-store.

H/T Nation’s Restaurant News + PicThx Brand Eating

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Pedestrian Refused Service at McDonald’s Drive-Thru, Steals Car

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I can’t be the only one who has walked up to a drive-thru and tried to order something. Hate to kill your dreams, but it doesn’t work. You’ll promptly be rejected and likely laughed at.

A pedestrian learned this at an Oklahoma City McDonald’s Tuesday as he tried walking up and ordering at the drive-thru, and was refused service for not having a vehicle.

As you can imagine, the next logical procedure would be to steal someone’s car, right? Ok, maybe not. But Erick Aguilar did just that. He walked up to a woman’s car at the drive-thru, tossed her out Grand Theft Auto-style, sped off and eventually crashed the car (also GTA-style).

He probably figured he’d take the car, roll through the drive-thru this time and access a savory Big Mac.

That night, a McDonald’s worker said she heard screams, then saw the carjacking on the drive-thru monitor and called police.

Aguilar was caught by police three miles away from the McDonald’s when he wrecked the stolen car. He was arrested on complaints of robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude an officer.

Moral of the story: McDonald’s needs more 24-hour dining rooms to prevent crime.

H/T + PicThx KFOR