Do not approach the counter unless you know what you want. The employees work their ass off every day, make it easy for them, those behind you and yourself by not holding up the line.
When you order anything at McDonalds, like the usuals.....the food is sold as long as its okay. So, if you want something fresh, then order a 'grill order', that's altering a food item from the original recipe. Asking things like 'no pickles' or 'no onions' will ensure that your order is done from scratch.
If you want your order to be served faster, then go through the drive thru! The reason for this is quite simple, employees are required to priortize the drive thru customers over the eat-in customers. What's even better is that no matter how long the queue at the drive thru you will be served faster than when eating in! That's because the employees have a 90-second-rule, where the employees need to have your food ready a minute and a half after placing your order.
If you really want something fresh at McDonald's order the Filet-O-Fish. They aren't ordered enough to keep them on the ready to go!
The leftovers are thrown into the trash instead of being given to the poor or the staff.
Where do the drunk people go after the bar closes? McDonalds!
Even though the staff are suppose to charge you extra for the extra sauce, if you are nice they will give it to you for free! But the managers will mostly make you pay for it.....
Want fresh coffee? Order decaf! Since its not regularly ordered, it needs to be made from scratch.
Then order without salt! But this means you will have to wait a bit longer.
The five second rule actually exists.