Hey Reddit, I Am A Taco Bell employee who works graveyard shifts in a state where marijuana is legal. Ask Me Anything!
I'll start answering questions around 4:30 AM Pacific Time. Thanks for your time!
Edit: thought I might throw in some clarification so I don't have to later. I've worked in the lobby, on line, food prep, stocking, dishes, and drive thru. About 60% of my time working there has been working drive thru, because I suck at making the food. I won't answer any questions about recepies because I'm pretty sure that's in my contract.
EDIT 2: Holeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey shit. Front page. Sorry that I only answered like 8 questions, I made this AmA almost 20 hours ago and I havent checked reddit since. I'm going to be going through and answering questions again at 6am Pacific Time Tomorrow, the 23rd. Thank you to everyone, this is amazing and I'm sorry i wasnt there to give you the low-down on the taco industry. See you tomorrow, I hope!
EDIT TRES: Yahoo news front page? Pls stop. Also, I'm not gonna tell you crazies where I live. It's in Oregon. I'll leave it at that. Some of you with too much time on your hands would come order 3 pounds of sour cream and get me fired in the process.
I once asked for no sour cream. The guy read back "extra sour cream?"
In his defense, our drive thru speakers are shitty as balls
I'm not sure why this is a thing. I know what you're talking about, it happens to me a lot as well. Sour cream is nasty, and if it ends up in my burrito, I'm 100% tossing it or giving it to someone else.
What was the weirdest order you've gotten from people who are obviously stoned beyond belief?
Judas Priest, man. We get some weird shit at 2 in the morning. Off the top of my head, here are a couple:
•Guy who keeps mistaking us for KFC (our building is about 60 feet away from one) and argues with us when we tell him he's in the wrong drive thru
•Guy last week who thought happy hour was 2am, not 2pm (again, he argued)
•Woman who ordered 4 XXL Grilled Stuft Burritos and paid for them in nickels and dimes, a whole fucking ziploc of them. She started crying halfway through her order. Not sure what the fuck was going on there, but I felt bad for her.
Surprisingly (or maybe not), stoned people make really good customers. They're mellow a lot of the time, and they become regulars more often than not.
What is the craziest order you've gotten ?
This same fucking guy comes in once a week asking for 2 taco 12 packs with all soft tacos with no beef, no lettuce, no cheese. He shows up at midnight and pays almost 30 bucks for a bag of 24 tortillas. Hell if I know.
Is this Matt's brother who works graveyard at the Taco Bell on Beaverton-Hillsdale?
No, you're in the right state though.
Is it difficult to light up and smoke on the line, since Taco Bells have no exhaust hoods?
I'm unfamiliar with this lingo, help me out?
Kitchens have exhausts to blow out smoke after cooking.
Gotcha, I thought you were talking about marijuana. I'm not very familiar with the equipment itself, but I haven't noticed any problems with smoke. The kitchen can get pretty stuffy when we clean the grills though.
do you blaze?
Not old enough. Never blazed. I may try it one day.
How stoned are you right now? On a scale of zero to Snoop?
Are you insinuating that I partake of the devil cabbage?
Do you find yourself questioning the choices you've made in life?
I'm pretty happy with where my life is at the moment. I don't plan to work at Taco Bell forever. I'm currently attending online courses for HVAC Training, this job is just to pay the bills. Things have been looking up for me recently.
HVAC is a solid trade. My cousins run their own HVAC business. I'm an attorney. My cousins make 2-3x what I do, and they don't have 100k of school debt.
The courses I'm taking are only 900 a year. Considering you can make like 60k a year once you're fully in the business, that's a hell of a good trade
Do you think your life is interesting enough that it will make people want to ask you dozens of questions?
Not really. That'd be pretty narcissistic. This AMA probably should have been posted on the Casual AMA subreddit, but hey, next time I guess.
Is it an unspoken rule at Taco Bell to ignore any part of an order that says "no sour cream"?
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