Gotta Watch: Drive-thru internet shenanigans
Two customers sing their food order at a drive thru.
February 3rd, 2012
11:22 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Drive-thru internet shenanigans

What makes a drive-thru such an easy target for pranks? People love posting videos of their drive-thru mischief online, and we’ve collected some of the best. These videos just may give you a new appreciation for fast food drive-thru employees.

Sonic song – This musician sings for his supper at a Sonic drive-in. Giorgio Fareira freestyled his $34 order. The video has more than half a million hits on YouTube, and it’s not bad publicity for his band, The Interstate Life.


Bell bucks – One Taco Bell customer got a lot more than she bargained for at a Dayton restaurant, when she was handed a bag of cash instead of her food. Find out why it happened. You can also learn about a few popular drive-thru hijinks, like the “fire in the hole” internet sensation.

Cone-ing craze – This video of a customer “cone-ing” garnered millions of hits on YouTube. Cone-ing requires the driver to grab an ice cream cone by the ice cream end instead of the cone. See why this clip has inspired so many imitators online.

From drive-in to dive-in – What do you do when you’re really hungry and your favorite restaurant is closed? This guy wiggled through the bars on the drive-thru window, got stuck, and stripped off his clothes in order to get all the way through. Watch what happened next.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    I worked night shift at a Wendy's years ago. The drive through was 24 hours. Sometimes people would walk through the drive through. A couple of drunk guys walked up to the menu board one night and started yelling and swearing into the mike. The shift supervisor was yelling back at them to get the hell out of there. Things escalated. They started urinating on the menu board. Then the supervisor took a couple of the bigger guys on our shift out there and started pummeling them. I was inside wondering how much trouble we would get in. I don't think there's any video of THAT.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Mush

      I think you may have left out the part where they were walking home from the bars on foot and hungry but were refused service as it's Wendy's policy to only serve customers at the drive thru (after inside-hours) who come through in a vehicle. Not that this gives those guys any right to damage property. Not sure about the policy toward bicycles in the drive thru–anyone?

      February 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    roflmao @ BOMBO, did they have youtube back then? Just teasin ya as im probably older than you! :-)

    February 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      @Noodlehat. Wow, it screwed you up pretty badly that she did that, huh. I feel so much pity for you right now with the pain that you must be going through. Maybe there's a support group you can join in your community. I was planning to contribute a few dollars to starving kids in Africa, but if you have someone in your family start a FB page for you, I'll send the money to you instead. Anything to help you cope with the unspeakable horrors of having to look at a reply that was put in the wrong spot on CNN soundoff. I wish I could erase the pain. You will be in everyone's prayers tonight.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bo is Awesome

      That was awesome! So Awesome, I will repeat it:

      Wow, it screwed you up pretty badly that she did that, huh. I feel so much pity for you right now with the pain that you must be going through. Maybe there's a support group you can join in your community. I was planning to contribute a few dollars to starving kids in Africa, but if you have someone in your family start a FB page for you, I'll send the money to you instead. Anything to help you cope with the unspeakable horrors of having to look at a reply that was put in the wrong spot on CNN soundoff. I wish I could erase the pain. You will be in everyone's prayers tonight.

      February 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JamesT

    When I was a McDonalds manager 25 years ago one if the 1st things they taught us about handling cash was to NOT pass the deposits through the drive-thru window for this exact reason. I wonder if this was just a lazy manager just coming in to work that didn't want to get out of his car and come inside to get the deposit.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jonathan

    I can sympathize with that last guy. As a night-owl, it really ticks me off that I'm not afforded the same rights as the rest of the world. I don't have the right to sleep on my schedule – I either have to try and force myself to sleep when my body it telling me it's time to be awake, or I have to survive on 3-4 hours sleep a night. I don't have the right to work when I am at my best – I'm constantly fighting sleep during the work day because that's when my body is telling me it's time to go to bed (also because I've typically only had a few hours of sleep). And I don't have the right to carry out business when it's convenient for me – few stores and fast food places, and no businesses, stay open past 11. In a world with such wonderful, almost magical technology like them there fancy newfangled light-bulb thingys, which can turn night into day with just a flick of a switch, it doesn't make sense to exclude a large portion of society (estimates say nearly 25% of people are nocturnal by nature). And don't even get me started on daylight savings time (which is nothing more than a giant FU to us night owls). All it takes is one look at the tv to see how unfair this is. Watch any "5 hour energy" commercial. If there are so many people out there struggling so much to stay awake during the day that they need to take drugs to do it, then something is seriously wrong.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Penchant

    That was kinda lame.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    Hello!

    February 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pUCKLES

    These people really need to get a life. I did not watch a single one of their moronic videos and I do not plan on it.

    February 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      At least you didn't find the time to comment on them. That would be really lame.

      February 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clydster

    I worked at a jack in the box years ago. This one night some guy came in with a bunch of guys in his car and ordered a lot of food. Well, when they got to the window they drove off. But we noticed it was a prank when we saw that they already hade food. 2 niggts later it happened again same guys different car, this happened several times. And the last time they did it was that same guy that did it the first time so we fixed him good! We made his food passed it through the window and drove off. But what he did not know was this time i was on the grill, so i cooked his hamburger in a seperate spot on the grill together with a bunch of habanero peppers and he never came back!

    February 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TORI ©

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |