These Starbucks customers took the ‘invisible car’ prank to a new level

A group of Starbucks customers is going viral after being caught in the middle of an outlandish drive-thru prank.

The stunt was shared on TikTok by an employee named Alissa. Her video, which has more than 1.6 million views, shows a clip from her store’s drive-thru camera.

Alissa and a coworker are watching the footage in real-time, as they react to a group of four customers at the order window. However, the group looks a lot different than usual.

The young customers aren’t sitting in a car, but each of them is seated as if they are. One man, in the front, is even pretending to drive the “invisible” vehicle.

“You know this is the kind of s*** that make our job worth it lmao,” Alissa captioned her video.


You know this is the kind of shit that make our job worth it lmao ##starbucks ##CheckMeOutChallenge ##rags2riches ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##fyp ##foryoupage

♬ original sound – alissaxo6

The “invisible car” prank is nothing new, but Alissa was clearly impressed by the group’s commitment. Her co-worker even points out that the customers weren’t even putting off the drive-thru’s sensors — meaning they were posing without knowing if they could actually order.

TikTok users also praised the stunt, calling it hilarious and oddly elaborate.

“Can we find these people I want to be their friends,” one user wrote.

“Why they bending their knees too tho?” another asked.

Others said the group should be rewarded for its outlandish prank.

“If I saw this while working I would be on the floor dying and honestly just give them a discount or a free drink,” one user wrote.

“Are y’all gonna serve them?” another asked.

Some commenters, meanwhile, couldn’t get past the fact that yes, Starbucks has a camera in its drive-thru.

“it always surprises me when people who have never worked food service don’t know that most drive-thrus have cameras,” one user wrote.

If you liked this story, check out In The Know’s article on the new poll that shows just how much some people love McDonald’s.

More from In The Know:

Employee “exposes” how McDonald’s eggs are made

15 gorgeous Pride makeup looks you can recreate right now

Shop our favorite beauty products from In The Know Beauty on TikTok

Hair tinsel is back thanks to Gen Z teens