Working as a server definitely changes the way you see restaurants.
It’s pretty likely that the free bread you’re eating has been touched by several people before getting to your table and the kitchen is filthy. The restaurant I worked at took jarred oysters and placed them on old oyster shells we washed and reused after each customer.
It was really gross and dishonest. It turns out other restaurants do similar things like this to save money and it’s pretty horrifying.
Biology professor Dr. Jen M shared on Twitter an experiment she did with her class to discover if restaurant fish actually lined up with what was listed on the menu.
Her experiment reveals huge inconsistencies between the menu and the actual fish and could be potentially dangerous for people with specific allergies. Here is her Twitter thread with her findings.