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10 DIRTY secrets of restaurants revealed!

Last updated on: November 16, 2012 17:52 IST

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These secrets from eating establishments may have you thinking twice about eating out.

From bread baskets circulating from table to table to waiters going missing in action (MIA), a London-born American waitress has revealed 10 shocking secrets from restaurants' kitchens in her memoir.

Debra Ginsberg waited tables for 20 years before compiling her memoir called Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress, ABC News reported.

The 10 dirty restaurants' kitchen's secrets are:

1. Uneaten bread and butter present in the bread basket tends to circulate from table to table.


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2. If the waiter disappears for a while, it could be because he is canoodling with another employee near food.


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3. Restaurant employees, who work with food, frequently go directly from the bathroom back to the kitchen without washing their hands.


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4. The garnish of olives in martini are sometimes nasty, as they are often dusty and old.


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5. Chefs often save the less desirable pieces of meat for diners who want their steak well done.


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6. The fresh sea food pasta usually has fish that's been around for a while that later gets stuffed into ravioli.


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7. A chef is infuriated when food is sent back to the kitchen and then in retaliation can make people wait forever for their food.


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8. After dinner-coffees might not necessarily be decaf.


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9. Leftovers are packed in a very careless way by restaurant employees.


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10. Mother's Day or Valentine's Day are the days when the service of the restaurant can be substandard as the wait staff is typically stretched to the limit.


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Source: ANI