Pros: one free meal when you work that day, 50% off orders, free drinks and fries when working, friendly boss
Cons: breaks are 30 minutes, co-workers always speak spanish, zero chance at pay increase, no advancement
As a first job, this is a great learning place. The owner is willing to give people a chance (provided they clearly take care of themselves), and he'll work with you if you work a second job. He's generally understanding about circumstances happening at home, and doesn't push for details that you aren't comfortable sharing. Sometimes, however, it is – more... hard to talk to him when he's in a bad mood.
Working here, though, I worked with about six people that all knew Spanish and I did not, three of whom have the most basic of the basic understanding of the English language. So if you don't know Spanish, working here will quickly become very, very tedious, frustrating, and lonely. On top of that, they tend to try to be very, very secretive about what they do if they're doing something they aren't supposed to, and they are all close friends that live near one another.
The customers will probably drive you crazy, but a few shine out as being amazingly kind and sweet, and you'll make fast-friends. The regular customers are usually more tolerant than someone coming in for the first time.
Unfortunately, if you miss a day of work for sickness/emergencies, you don't get paid for that time. Any time off is unpaid. And don't plan on having any weekend trips, as you'll more than likely be scheduled to work on Saturday or Sunday.
Balance between work and life is really dependent on you as a person, but there will be odd days where maybe you'll have to add a few extra hours because someone missed or had to do something outside of work. – less