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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1 month 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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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

That rat is about to create some amazing ratatouille

로희
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1 month ago

Indeed. Pixar has taught us to know better.

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Flopsy
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1 month ago

I want to be grossed out but the mouse is so cute! Also it could have parasites. But it's so cute!

miniarmour 42
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1 month ago

Legit my thought process right here

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Cigdem Kanburoğlu
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1 month ago

Nothing is wrong here. The rat is the cook.

Hilary Mol
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1 month ago

The part of me that's grossed out wouldn't ever want to eat there. The other part of me is *squeeeee*-ing quietly so I don't scare the cute mouse.

Romy Claassen
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1 month ago

Remmy, is that you ?

Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

Wow, I remember this picture from the early days of the internet, good to see that it's still kicking!

Cameron Alford
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1 month ago

no comment

Kitty Luna Darrow
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1 month ago

And yet you commented

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Laura Mende
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1 month ago

It's a tiny little mouse! This happened in Munich subway once. There are vending machines at the stations and one night I saw a mouse climbing inside the machine and feast on a snickers. It was lovely. Sooo cute!

Toko Danganronpa
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1 month ago

Aaaw little sweetie...wonder how he ended up in there! I hope they get him out. A little gross but still so cute :)

F. H.
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1 month ago

I once walked past a bakery in one of the best parts of a town at night and the rats where almost dancing inside. It was truly a sight to see.

Janoel Murrey
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1 month ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

kjorn
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1 month ago

splinter has trouble to feed his boys

Debra Robinson
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1 month ago

Splinter is a rat:).

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Donkey boi
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1 month ago

That mouse is they only thing I buy from there.

regi stra
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1 month ago

very low hygiene standars, I can see a lot of dirt over the mouse

Viviane
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1 month ago

Rated five stars by Sylvester, Morris, and Garfield.

Sofie
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1 month ago

Maybe he's the actual chef, like in that movie.

Rancho Schicklgruber
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1 month ago

Nothing wrong with mouse. Quite delicious, although I prefer them roasted.

WholesomeArmyweeb
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1 month ago

I like mine extra crispy

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Ezra Matson
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1 month ago

I thought the rat was a spoon...

WholesomeArmyweeb
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1 month ago

Then someone still eats it, mice included “MmmNnnNmm, pRoTeIn”

Christy Smith
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3 weeks ago

That little fur ball is adorable

ChIcKeN bReNt
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1 month ago

'Eck naw boi

Tully Cloud
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1 month ago

NONONONNONONONONONONOOOOOOO!!!! My family has been there eating them pizza!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!

Clearly sunny
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1 month ago

Thought it was a caper berry for a minute there!

Pantherkatz
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1 month ago

This was NOT taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport. https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/mice-on-pizzas-charles-de-gaulle-airport-paris/

Id row
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1 month ago

I'd have to assume that mice have been over every inch of all of that food. Oh my god.

Znaya
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1 month ago

Missed the rat the first time I saw the picture, ewwww! 😀

Michael Parker
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1 month ago

Looks like some mice tails sticking out of the sandwich.

Jane Martin
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1 month ago

just threw up a bit in my mouth

Natalia
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1 month ago

*faints

Chimmels
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1 month ago

All you can sheet buffet

Shelli Aderman
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1 month ago

🤢

Random Ruocen
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1 month ago

its out looking for cheese

TheGirlWithTheZen
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1 month ago

He's grabbing a quick snack while he waits for his flight !

Faith Nicole
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1 month ago

Little dudes gotta eat too

Mishka Katira
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1 month ago

but the mouse is SO cute.

Sawyer Kidder31148
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1 month ago

I threw up in my mouth!

elizabeth
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1 month ago

Extra protein

backatya
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1 month ago

Rats are free no need to pay extra

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

ex... extra p-protein? For t-the bravest of h-heart...

Anna roberts
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1 month ago

Are mice extra?

Ruth Kilpatrick
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1 month ago

In Paris, not at the airport.

CharliAnn Olney
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1 month ago

NO! Just NO NO NO NO

Iara Ra
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1 month ago

Ratatouille! Finally found you. How is the quiche?

cocoapicasso
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1 month ago

Remi! 🐭

Sheryl Thompson
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1 month ago

Nah it's a mouse making the final touches to his mouse-akka

M Kate McCulloch
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1 month ago

ratatouille

Roberto Durante
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1 month ago

Ratatouille is a French chef culinaire rat, isn't

El Dee
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1 month ago

As recommended by A. Mouse

Simzabandz
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1 month ago

I feel cringed at this sies man

pamela good
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1 month ago

Remy!

Debra Robinson
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1 month ago

@ Abigail Green-look:) Untitled-6...4e9f9f.jpg Untitled-602f23b4e9f9f.jpg

Gyro Pilot
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1 month ago

Is ha' lal?

Lexi Mitchell
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1 month ago

That just means it’s good!

Antoine Gagnon
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1 month ago

Ratatouille?

مها أبو اليزيد
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1 month ago

Ratatouille

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

How else do you think they cook the food?

Jane Doe
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1 month ago

Remy!

Debra Robinson
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1 month ago (edited)

Not a rat.

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Isog Sargent
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1 month ago

France. There are no rules.

Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

But ze mouse iz verry fresh yes?

소피아
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1 month ago

this rat speaks italian

Catie Reams
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1 month ago

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The mouse is adorable. That's not why I wouldn't eat there though. The food looks gross. All parasites and tapeworms. Ewww.

geometric_dolphin
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1 month ago

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Just kill the rat, fillet it, and add it on the pizza (that was a joke if you couldn't tell)

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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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Shieshie Sweetie Kiss
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1 month ago

Nooo

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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month ago

is that food or toilet paper

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#17

Driving Past

Driving Past

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Holey hell

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