A McDonald’s employee explains why photos of customers are taken at the drive-thru

A McDonald’s employee has revealed why photos of customers are taken at the chain’s drive-thru restaurants.

Many may not realize they are being photographed when ordering food there.

TikTok user Katie, known as @katieeclarkee, however, explained that the cameras were taking a photo to help staff track multiple orders.

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

She says, “Have you ever wondered how McDonald’s knew who owned the car?

“There’s a camera and it takes a picture of you and your car.”

The 17-year-old explained that orders were delivered to the right customer thanks to the handy camera.

Once the order is placed, a camera takes a picture of the car, linking it to the order.

So the worker only has to match the image with the car in front of him.

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

Since its release, the video has won over McDonald’s fans.

One said, “Wow really? I didn’t know there were cameras.”

Another said: “Ayo this is new news. We didn’t have this when I worked there last year.”

A third said: “Wait, you see us all?”

Fellow employees also revealed that they could hear everything going on inside a customer’s car from the moment they stopped and activated a sensor, which triggered the headset to activate.

“I’m waiting for the day when they realize we hear them from the moment they stop, until the moment they leave the speakerphone,” the worker said.

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