When we eat at restaurants, we like to believe that the kitchen is totally sanitary, even though we know it likely is not.

Here are four of the unpleasant behind-the-scenes restaurant secrets that you probably do not want to know:

  1. Your food probably contains the chef's saliva. He uses a spoon to sample the food and may not worry about double dipping.
  2. You are drinking someone else's wine. When people order bottles of wine and do not finish them, restaurants sometimes serve that wine in individual glasses later.
  3. Restaurants want you to order pizza and the specials. Pizza is the cheapest thing to make and has the highest mark-up. Specials are really just foods the restaurant wants to get rid of.
  4. Do not get the second-cheapest bottle of wine. Restaurants know you will order the second-cheapest bottle because you do not want to look cheap. The second-cheapest wine has the biggest price mark-up.

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