McDonald’s employee explains why they take your picture at the drive-thru

McDonald’s employee Katie took to TikTok to share an insider company secret – why they take your picture when you’re making your order at the drive-thru – and it’s blowing everyone’s minds

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McDonald’s worker reveals truth about drive-through orders

A McDonald’s worker has revealed the secret behind the smooth running of the restaurant, and it’s blowing customers’ minds.

Katie, who is known as @katieeclarkee on TikTok, explained that the fast-food restaurant has cameras installed around the drive-thru – and they’re not just for security purposes.

In the clip, which has since been viewed 6.3 million times, Katie explained that the cameras snap a photo of you to help staff keep track of multiple orders with ease.

During her shift, she showed viewers the drive-thru camera and demonstrated how it works.

She says: “Ever wondered how McDonald’s know whose car is whose?”

“There is a camera and it takes a picture of you and your car,” she said.

Katie dished the dirt



A camera takes a picture of the car and links it to the order



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The 17-year-old explained that the orders are handed to the correct customer thanks to a handy camera.

After an order is placed, a camera takes a snap of the car, linking it to the order.

So the worker just has to match the picture with the car in front of them.

She later joked: “So maybe don’t pick your nose when you order … because we see it and we judge you.”

Since being posted, the video has wowed McDonald’s fans.

One said: “Wow really? I had no idea there were cameras.”

Another said: “Ayo that’s some new new. We didn’t have that when I worked there last year.”

A third said: “Wait y’all see us?”

Fellow employees also revealed that they can hear everything that goes on inside the customers’ car from the moment it pulls up and activates the sensor, which then triggers their headset to turn on.

“I’m waiting for the day they realise we hear them the moment they pull up, to the moment they leave the speaker box,” the worker said.

But unfortunately for one member of staff, they admitted the McDonald’s he works at “is not that advanced”, and that “we just have to figure it out.”

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