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:
- Your food probably contains the chef's saliva. He uses a spoon to sample the food and may not worry about double dipping.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.