From time to time, nearly everyone swings by a fast-food restaurant. But while some customers act kindly and show respect for another human being’s time and efforts, others choose a different path. You know, like demanding a seven-step sandwich or customizing the order by adding far too many extra ingredients they probably don’t need in the first place.

People can come up with seriously ridiculous orders with the receipts for them long enough to go up to your arm. And they leave workers scratching their heads from confusion and re-evaluating all of their life choices. Situations like these even have the power to make the employee want to quit on the spot — and then vent their feelings on Reddit.

Bored Panda has scoured the internet to find some of the most obnoxious things customers ever requested that made fast-food employees lose their faith in humanity. So scroll down to see what mile-long orders Redditors revealed, and make sure to share your thoughts about them in the comments!

#1

You Forget To Give Me The Day Off, I Forget How To Count

You Forget To Give Me The Day Off, I Forget How To Count

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Dmitri Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

you ordered fries here have a onion ring

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#2

I Love It When Customers Do Things Like This

I Love It When Customers Do Things Like This

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Anjelika
Community Member
2 months ago

This is cute 😊😊

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#3

Just About Every Customer

Just About Every Customer

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C Pope
Community Member
2 months ago

That's on BOGO today!!

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We reached out to the moderators of one of the subreddits featured in this post, r/Subway, to learn more about their community and what kind of stories members share on the forum. "This subreddit is for customers and employees of Subway the sandwich chain," the moderators write in the description. "We are a community-run subreddit, we are not endorsed by or affiliated with Subway."

One of the moderators was kind enough to have a little chat with us. They revealed they're not sure how the subreddit was created because they were not yet around at that time. Still, they told Bored Panda the community is decently active, "with customers asking opinions on sandwiches, or employees talking about their experiences."

It turns out, this online group is a great place for workers to both vent their frustrations and find comfort in the difficult situations they face every day. "When employees talk about their grievances, other employees will chime in with their own, or ways to help! Employees in the sub, past and present, are generally pretty supportive of other employees," the moderator added.

#4

"I'd Like A Meal" "Medium Or Large" "Yes" Thanks Lad. (It's My Tweet Btw Thought It Was Easier To Just Post The Tweet"

"I'd Like A Meal" "Medium Or Large" "Yes" Thanks Lad. (It's My Tweet Btw Thought It Was Easier To Just Post The Tweet"

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housea
Community Member
2 months ago

If it was the drive-thru they just couldn’t hear you and hoped “yes” answered your question

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#5

Made My Day 😂

Made My Day 😂

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C Pope
Community Member
2 months ago

The ridiculous order broke it. 😄

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#6

So, We Got This Order Today, Just Bread And Pickles, Warm Bread And Pickles. Weirdest Part Is, It Was Not A Fake Order

So, We Got This Order Today, Just Bread And Pickles, Warm Bread And Pickles. Weirdest Part Is, It Was Not A Fake Order

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

pregnant lady maybe?

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From this post, it's surprising to see how often customers feel entitled to request exceptionally annoying things at fast-food restaurants. The moderator mentioned, however, they haven’t seen weird orders extremely often on the subreddit. "But posts about them are common. It’s fun to see what people get requested, and others to share theirs in the comments!"

Clients express their opinions on the forum as well. "The main thing I see from customers in the sub are complaints about prices (which we all agree are kind of getting ridiculous nowadays), or the never-ending app glitches charging $99+ for cheese or some other item."

Speaking about criticism, there are quite a few things members have to say about this fast-food restaurant chain, and they do not hold back. "Besides complaints about the app glitch posts, it would be customers blaming us for pricing, even though it is not the employees' fault. There have been a few cases of some customers harassing others in comments as well," they told Bored Panda.

#7

Bone Apple Tea

Bone Apple Tea

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

If you asked me to name that food, I'd never have come up with "cheeseburger".

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#8

Someone Ordered 10 Large Fries And Wanted Them All Into A C Bag....

Someone Ordered 10 Large Fries And Wanted Them All Into A C Bag....

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Francisco Manuel Teruel Gutiérrez
Community Member
2 months ago

That person wanted to feel like a pirate with a treasure.

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#9

This Order. Only Me In The Store. Took Me An Hour And A Half

This Order. Only Me In The Store. Took Me An Hour And A Half

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Jerry The Joker
Community Member
2 months ago

You deserve a raise.

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#10

I've Been Waiting For This Order My Entire Life...

I've Been Waiting For This Order My Entire Life...

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birdie
Community Member
2 months ago

thats a bit much for tuna and cucumber sandwich

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"More recently, we had someone blaming subway for supporting Russia, even though they are not, and I have been told they are sending profits to Ukraine," the moderator said.

Recently, Subway released a statement on their support of Ukrainian refugees. "As background, Subway has no corporately owned restaurant operations in Russia. There are approximately 450 franchised restaurants in Russia which are all independently owned and operated by local franchisees and managed by an independent master franchisee, not Subway corporate employees," they stated. "Subway does not directly control these independent franchisees, nor their restaurants, and has limited insight into their day-to-day operations."

They continued: "We will redirect any profits from operations in Russia to humanitarian efforts supporting the Ukrainian refugees across Europe. We are also working with our franchisees across Europe to provide meals to refugees."

#11

You Receive This Remote Order. Wyd?

You Receive This Remote Order. Wyd?

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Mysteryshel
Community Member
2 months ago

The "Don't make my sandwich messy" instructions are killing me ahaha

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#12

A Register Speaking Mine Craft Enchantment Table

A Register Speaking Mine Craft Enchantment Table

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mulk
Community Member
2 months ago

I think you can choose the "silk touch" enchantment...

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#13

They Paid With Cash

They Paid With Cash

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Wang Zhuang
Community Member
2 months ago

I genuinely don't understand how a staff could possibly complete such an order. The amount of time it would take, not to mention the other customers they must have...

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After you hear all the things fast-food restaurant employees have to deal with, the industry sure seems to be facing a crisis. For decades, workers have been paid low wages, had to endure dangerous working conditions, and felt disrespected by both customers and their management. Not to mention, they are still required to keep a smile on their face even during the most unpleasant experiences.

Plus, thousands, if not millions of workers were fired or temporarily laid off during the pandemic. Many also had to risk their health and continue working while dealing with people who didn’t want to wear masks or refused to follow other health safety guidelines.

#14

The Pounder

The Pounder

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

The Australian Pounder ;-)

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#15

Extra Pickles U Say

Extra Pickles U Say

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Elleana Sky Lopez
Community Member
2 months ago

😂😂😂

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#16

Got This Order Today And It Made Me Lose Hope In Humanity

Got This Order Today And It Made Me Lose Hope In Humanity

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Denise Melek
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe a desperate and very hungry vegetarian

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#17

Who Wants To Do This Order

Who Wants To Do This Order

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Snickerdoodle
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't even want to read the order.

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Frances Allen, CEO of Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc., told Bloomberg the pool of available workers appears to have shrunk permanently. "The labor market has shrunk," Allen said. "As leaders, we’ve got to actually plan for that shrinkage."

The labor shortage has forced the restaurant chain to plan for shifts that used to have five employees to get by with three, or possibly four in the future, Allen added. And even though wages for food-service workers have been gradually increasing, it seems that’s not enough to attract potential employees.

#18

Just Had 3 Code Yellows ( School Busses)

Just Had 3 Code Yellows ( School Busses)

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C Pope
Community Member
2 months ago

This must be from Kansas ("Busses")

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#19

Our Apple Pies Use Real Apples, You Can Tell By The Stem...

Our Apple Pies Use Real Apples, You Can Tell By The Stem...

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lazy panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Please leave the pies on the tree to ripen before you pick them.

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#20

Customer Constantly Ordering Then Voiding At Our Subway!

Customer Constantly Ordering Then Voiding At Our Subway!

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Man in the ceiling
Community Member
2 months ago

Ban them for wasting yours and your businesses time.

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Scrolling through this post, it becomes crystal clear that working in the fast-food industry is one hell of a ride. And from what we can tell, these out-of-touch customer behaviors and their extremely complex mile-long orders certainly don’t help to increase employee happiness.

#21

We All Had A Good Laugh At This Mobil Order Lol. Made My Day

We All Had A Good Laugh At This Mobil Order Lol. Made My Day

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C Pope
Community Member
2 months ago

Shaken, not stirred.

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#22

The Guy Made A Mukbang In Our Parking Lot

The Guy Made A Mukbang In Our Parking Lot

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Hawkmoon
Community Member
2 months ago

Congratulation. You got a visit from Nico Avocado.

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#23

A Typical Closing Shift Burger

A Typical Closing Shift Burger

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Perfectly Imperfect
Community Member
2 months ago

Yum!

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#24

How

How

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Francisco Manuel Teruel Gutiérrez
Community Member
2 months ago

Need sugar and pepper, but the supermarket is too far/closed at this time.

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#25

This Order Took 60 Mins To Make. ~$420 Order

This Order Took 60 Mins To Make. ~$420 Order

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Mark LaHoud
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course it was $420.

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#26

*confused Screaming*

*confused Screaming*

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Kandrea's World
Community Member
2 months ago

25 sausage egg McMuffins . . . What is so confusing?

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#27

This Order Is For One Cookie Brownie And 10 Garlic Dipping Cups

This Order Is For One Cookie Brownie And 10 Garlic Dipping Cups

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Monday
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe the sauce is really good but you can't just order it by itself? Like they want the sauce for a home cooked meal and just got the brownie along as dessert?

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#28

These No Pickles Orders Are Going Way Too Far

These No Pickles Orders Are Going Way Too Far

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Jerry The Joker
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, I too do not like pickles in my Coke.

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#29

Crispy Chicken, Add Mac Sauce

Crispy Chicken, Add Mac Sauce

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C Pope
Community Member
2 months ago

It is not Crispy anymore...

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#30

Anyone Else Get This Big An Order? This Was 30 Minutes Before Close, And We Had Two People On The Line. Keep In Mind That This Is A Food Court

Anyone Else Get This Big An Order? This Was 30 Minutes Before Close, And We Had Two People On The Line. Keep In Mind That This Is A Food Court

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Bored_Groo
Community Member
2 months ago

7 Big Macs, damn

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