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11. The egg McMuffins are made with real eggs

11. The egg McMuffins are made with real eggs
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We physically crack the shells and use special rings on the grill to make them perfectly round.

12. You should always ask for a receipt

12. You should always ask for a receipt
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Certain people are paid to visit McDonald’s restaurants and rate their experiences online, and they are reimbursed for their purchase.

So if a customer asks for a receipt, we are more likely to serve that customer first and give them the freshest food.

13. It’s tougher to get hired than you think

13. It’s tougher to get hired than you think
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Although our jobs might seem easy, a surprising number of applicants are turned down in the hiring process.

14. We’re not allowed to sit down…

14. We’re not allowed to sit down…
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Employees who work the drive-through window often remain standing for many hours at a time. All that standing can make our lower backs and feet ache.

15. …But we get great employee discounts

15. …But we get great employee discounts
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Working for the famous golden arches has its perks. Popular companies all give us sweet discounts.

16. Avoid apple pies and breakfast burritos…

16. Avoid apple pies and breakfast burritos…
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Since they’re among the least-ordered items on our menu, they can stay on the shelves for a long time.

Translation: They might not be as fresh as you think.

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17. …But the beef is Grade A

17. …But the beef is Grade A
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This might surprise you, but our burgers are made of high-quality meat.

The only ingredients we add are salt and pepper.

This article first appeared on RD.com

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