Not that I really go out for fast food much (anymore). But when I do, I notice that at most places they seem to have this system where when the person at the register takes the order they yell out what’s ordered to the cooks/kitchen. Nearly always, it seems that there’s no way the people in the kitchen could hear/process what’s being yelled out since they’re quite busy doing other things. Besides, this seems rather redundant since most of these places have computerized order systems anyway.
Anyone shed some light on this? Perhaps when you work food service for a long time, you get a sixth sense for hearing orders yelled out? It sometimes appears to me that this is some policy imposed by the managers, and the employees are just going through the motions.