In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!
There’s just something about drive-in restaurants and popular Web videos that makes them go together like, well, ketchup and French fries. The fleeting nature and the relative anonymity make drive-in restaurants a prime target for those seeking a YouTube hit.
Among the most popular versions of this fad is the singing (or rapping) order, where hungry individuals sing their order to the speaker at the drive-in. YouTube stars Rhett and Link were among those who got in on the act.
In the clip, a young man—armed with little more than a guitar, his voice, and a piece of paper listing the menu items he and his friends want—sings his order to a Sonic employee.
A look through his other videos confirms that Giorgio has a ton of talent, boasting a smooth, soulful voice and an amiable charm. Unlike some other singing order hits on YouTube, his isn’t unnecessarily over-the-top. It’s simply a laid-back dude and his guitar, being suave and quick-witted enough to make seamless corrections to his order. The best part is the reaction of the restaurant employee; you can practically hear the massive grin she’s sporting.
Redditors are by and large effusive in their praise for Giorgio and this video. “It was the first YouTube video I’ve watched in a long time that I was sad when it had to end,” commented Speculater.
“I’ve been having a shitty night. For some reason this made me start smiling,” wrote dababypuncher. Meanwhile, DougSTL, an employee of a “food joint,” said he wished he “had customers call us doing orders like this.”
It’s so good that it almost makes up for that horrible cone-ing meme.