Correct me if I’m wrong, but the world with eat out-only options on the pandemic menu hasn’t been the same. And there’s nothing quite like surviving the lockdown and treating yourself with a nice dinner at a local restaurant. But on some unfortunate occasions, this idyllic scenario turns sour.

And sometimes it’s not even your fault. You see, when you spot the tail of a big, nasty rat that’s been running errands in a restaurant kitchen, you can expect the soup won’t go down smoothly. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg and things are sometimes even more sinister.

So welcome to hell’s kitchens, the places where Gordon Ramsay would get a heart attack, and where your nightmare material is made. Be sure to scroll on an empty stomach, and check twice before choosing your next eatery.

#1

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

sadly it is true

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#2

Buffet At Charles De Gaulle Airport. Paris, France

Buffet At Charles De Gaulle Airport. Paris, France

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

no comment

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Health and safety should be an integral part of a restaurant's operation for multiple reasons. First, it’s the moral and ethical responsibility to protect employees and customers from injury and illness. Second is the regulatory requirements that entail both local food safety regulations and USDA, OSHA, and EPA requirements.

That means that if you’re seeing a rat in the restaurant’s kitchen, it’s way beyond what should be acceptable and you may as well leave the place immediately.

Aside from customers’ and employees' safety, food safety should be the top priority. One of the biggest concerns in any eatery is cross-contamination, which occurs when harmful germs get spread between food, onto surfaces, and equipment.

#3

Local Chinese Restaurant Gets A New Cutting Board

Local Chinese Restaurant Gets A New Cutting Board

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

hope they wash it

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#4

In The Men's Room At My Corporate Place Of Employment

In The Men's Room At My Corporate Place Of Employment

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Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

No hippos allowed.

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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention suggests a couple of helpful tips every customer should do before going to eat out. First, check inspection scores and look for certificates that show kitchen managers have completed food safety training. Second, look for safe food-handling practices.

A big part of staying safe is having your eyes open on things around you when you enter the restaurant. If something feels shady, or if you see a potentially hazardous situation, it may be best to skip the place altogether.

#5

I Saw This On A Restaurant Door. After I Ate There

I Saw This On A Restaurant Door. After I Ate There

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

But why does the Oregon department of human services still allow them to be open?

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#6

Found Inside My Taco Bell Meal. I Feel Sick

Found Inside My Taco Bell Meal. I Feel Sick

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

"Tracy where is my nail"

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#7

1 Chicken Over Rice Please

1 Chicken Over Rice Please

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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2 months ago

Secret spices, dude. Come on, it's tradition!

AlmightyOne
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2 months ago

NO. BAD.

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Freyja Cooper
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2 months ago (edited)

And he's doing that in the one spot where everyone can see him. Wtf

Donkey boi
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2 months ago

'Do you have meatballs?'

Lekha
Community Member
2 months ago

No no noooo. That's disgusting

Full Name
Community Member
2 months ago

There...I...uh..........*vomits*.

Shieshie Sweetie Kiss
Community Member
2 months ago

Nooo

aubergine10003
Community Member
2 months ago

And this is why I NEVER eat from these carts in NYC. They have nowhere to wash their hands.

Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 months ago

ewww!

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Awww, nasty. I'll take the gyro, but replace the tzatziki sauce with that creamy, white sauce in that cup there.

Clearly sunny
Community Member
2 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Alexandru Ailiesiei
Community Member
2 months ago

when the ingredients are itching...

kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

are you sure it's really blue cheese dip with those wings?

Natalia
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh nooooooo, no, noooooo...

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

would you like the creme of some fat guy?

The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
2 months ago

is he ma.... mast... BLEGH

E. Rangel
Community Member
2 months ago

Please name these places

Micha Levy
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh look extra onion flakes....I’m making myself ill with my comments 😂

William Abler-Ramirez
Community Member
2 months ago

dad whats that white stuff

Dave Thorpe
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, I'll have some nuts on top

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

"Sausage and two veg" is the UK expression.

Joshua Topash
Community Member
2 months ago

Jerkin on the job.

Obimomkenobi
Community Member
2 months ago

With some fromunder cheese on top

Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

*HORK*

Mary Maguy
Community Member
2 months ago

I laughed so hard at this, twice! Possibly three times after I post this comment.

Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

bon appetite😩

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
2 months ago

🤮🤢🤮

Steven Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

Special sauce? No thank you

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 months ago

vey spicy

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
2 months ago

no, no and no!

Paul Werner
Community Member
2 months ago

How many packs of grundle juice would you like with that?

Lainey's World
Community Member
2 months ago

Gyro's make me so Horny!! Sorry....that's horrible!

alf
Community Member
2 months ago

ehh ichy amego

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

oh damn and he didn't even take a shower the night before after visiting that nasty hooker in the ghetto

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
2 months ago

extra protein!!

Cat
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

what... is... he... doing?

The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
2 months ago

semen this is why we dont mas-blrgh!

Lewis Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

he REALLY loves his job

Phantom Captain
Community Member
2 months ago

WTF

Zoe Vokes
Community Member
2 months ago

🤮

Micha Levy
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that pepper on the rice?

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm guessing they a home-made special sauce add-on

TexasWoman
Community Member
2 months ago

Want a sausage to go with it?

SAF saf
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn....now I'm hungry and all boned-up' bro! lol

Melanie Wittmier-Steffler
Community Member
2 months ago

😮I never did trust those trucks, no bathrooms

The Redhead
Community Member
2 months ago

Yummy

Marge Flanders
Community Member
2 months ago

Secret sauce

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh. My. God. I honestly just got nauseous. 🤮

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

*shudders*

Znaya
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup, and I'll take a side of whatever that is to go, uuuuuugggg! 🥺

Jigs Gabest
Community Member
2 months ago

he is a customer

Katy F
Community Member
2 months ago

That's so gross....I'm cringing from this lmao

소피아
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope whoever ate there get purified.

heidi hunt
Community Member
2 months ago

Looking for a weiner to serve

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#8

A Handful Of Jam Served On A Plate At An Upscale Restaurant

A Handful Of Jam Served On A Plate At An Upscale Restaurant

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Emoji turd and jam slap do not look appetising in the least.

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#9

Restaurant Bans Masks, Gloves And Social Distancing Because “Freedom”

Restaurant Bans Masks, Gloves And Social Distancing Because “Freedom”

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

gloves are disgusting things stick to them, for example, GERMS

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The CDC also suggests ordering food that’s properly cooked in order to avoid food poisoning. “Certain foods, including meat, poultry, and fish, need to be cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful germs that may be present. If a restaurant serves you undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs, send them back to be cooked until they are safe to eat.”

#10

A Restaurant Known For Their Wings In Ne Philadelphia. Pretty Gross....

A Restaurant Known For Their Wings In Ne Philadelphia. Pretty Gross....

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

burger king foot lettuce 2.0

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#11

At This Fast Food Place In Town

At This Fast Food Place In Town

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

Rats are very clean, look at them cleaning their hands before going to control the chef from under the hat

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#12

An Extra Charge

An Extra Charge

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WholesomeArmyweeb
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2 months ago

Apparently not dying of a bacterial infection or ecoli is extra money

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#13

What’s Wrong With People

What’s Wrong With People

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Kisses4Katie
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2 months ago

Those sinks.. Are rarely cleaned out very well. He's bathing with cheese and lettuce cause that's TACO BELL

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#14

Signs Of A Bad Restaurant

Signs Of A Bad Restaurant

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Downunderdude
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2 months ago

I assume it's meant as a joke?

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Another great tip is avoiding lukewarm food, because essentially, cold food has to be served cold and hot food has to be served hot. “Germs that cause food poisoning grow quickly when food is in the danger zone, between 40°F and 140°F,” the CDC states.

#15

Wtf....a Bolt Was Found In A Bowl Of Chilli. Fairfax Frisch's

Wtf....a Bolt Was Found In A Bowl Of Chilli. Fairfax Frisch's

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Cameron Alford
Community Member
2 months ago

*sniff sniff* i smell a.....*sniff*...... lawsuit

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#16

Employee Spits In Food For Instagram Likes

Employee Spits In Food For Instagram Likes

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

is that food or toilet paper

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#17

Driving Past

Driving Past

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How do you know he's a cook? Maybe he's the dishwasher? Busboy? Seriously, get a life.

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#18

Subway Employee Picking Her Feet Behind The Counter. How Fresh

Subway Employee Picking Her Feet Behind The Counter. How Fresh

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

fresh toenails...delicious

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#19

How A Restaurant Thaw Their Chicken

How A Restaurant Thaw Their Chicken

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Kate Nelson
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2 months ago

No no and no

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Also, don’t underestimate the knowledge and power of the server. If you feel unsure about an ingredient or the whole meal, let them know and look for a solution.

The CDC recommends asking a server if they use pasteurized eggs if you opt to eat one of the following: Caesar salad dressing, custards, tiramisu, or hollandaise sauce. Remember that raw and undercooked eggs can make us seriously ill unless they have been pasteurized to kill the germs.

After all, health and safety kitchen rules are common sense, but it's up to the restaurant managers and owners to make sure everyone sticks to them.

#20

Millennials Aren’t Killing Restaurants Like Applebee’s And TGI Friday’s. Food Like This Is

Millennials Aren’t Killing Restaurants Like Applebee’s And TGI Friday’s. Food Like This Is

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2 months ago

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i dont see a problem

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#21

In A Restaurant That Sells Ice Cream

In A Restaurant That Sells Ice Cream

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

I don't think they know where milk comes from

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#22

Local Restaurant Where I'm From. Who Needs Food Safety Right?

Local Restaurant Where I'm From. Who Needs Food Safety Right?

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

that fat is good protein (dont get offended im not the skinniest person myself)

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#23

Local Taco Smell

Local Taco Smell

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

wtf happened to common sense

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#24

I Found This In My Drink At A Restaurant

I Found This In My Drink At A Restaurant

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

Just like that, protein shake

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During the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants around the world have been in between being closed and opened. For those who’re worrying that COVID-19 may be transmitted from food, the CDC states that “currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is spread by handling or eating food.”

However, it makes sense to follow stringent health and safety practices and limit any chance to your business and employees be exposed to coronavirus as much as possible.

#25

The Restaurant Where The Workers Stand On The Counter (Near The Food Prep Station) Without Shoes On

The Restaurant Where The Workers Stand On The Counter (Near The Food Prep Station) Without Shoes On

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

ladders!?!

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#26

Keepin It Classy In West Virginia

Keepin It Classy In West Virginia

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

That's nice to know

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#27

Stay Trashy Burger King

Stay Trashy Burger King

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Luther von Wolfen
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2 months ago

I'm lovin' it.

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#28

I Think I'll Pass On The Refill...

I Think I'll Pass On The Refill...

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Cameron Alford
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2 months ago

looks like piss anyway

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#29

Local Restaurant Pouring Garbage Into The Sewers

Local Restaurant Pouring Garbage Into The Sewers

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Downunderdude
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2 months ago

This is how fat burgs are created. Too mean to put in a grease trap.

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#30

This BBQ Restaurant Serves Their House Sauce In A Shaker And It's Awful

This BBQ Restaurant Serves Their House Sauce In A Shaker And It's Awful

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heidi hunt
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2 months ago

Holey hell

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