Before you even think about taking a trip to McDonald’s, Burger King, or whatever other quick-service restaurant your stomach desires, it’s a good idea to take a minute to commit these common fast food ordering mistakes to memory.
If you’re unable to visit your favorite fast food spot as soon as they open, there’s still an easy way for you to get your food hot and fresh by simply saying, “I’d like that fresh, please.”
Yup, it’s really that easy! In a Reddit thread on fast food hacks, workers and former workers from several different fast food chains confirmed as much. One Redditor wrote:
“The Wendy’s I worked at always would give fresh anything if it was requested.”
Another poster added:
“I work at McDonald’s, and people ask for food fresh, which we honor. That may just mean you have to pull up and wait extra time for your food, but it doesn’t matter much to us either way.”
There are a few other ways to score your fast food as fresh as possible, too. For starters, time your trip right. According to one former fast-food worker, the most reliable way to get fresh food is to go to fast food restaurants that stay busy. The more orders they have, the more often they have to crank out more fresh food.