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Tell us about your most disgusting experience in a restaurant
The Houston Chronicle ^ | 22 March 2013 | Cindy George

Posted on 03/23/2013 4:07:54 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

On Monday, I stepped up to the line at my trusty downtown Chipotle Mexican Grill just as the server was replenishing the sour cream. She had on one glove, but the operative hand was bare and she got a few dots of the creamy, white stuff on her palm.

Then, she LICKED it off.

I tried to play it cool and asked the server to wash her hands as she slipped on a glove covering the contamination. The transaction didn't happen, needless to say. After leaving the restaurant, I tweeted my outrage. Chipotle corporate folks responded lickety-split — in two minutes — via Twitter to say they would investigate.

They later told me privately on social media that they had viewed the entire incident (as well as my unfiltered reaction) on video.


"There is no rule that says you have to wash your hands after handling money, especially if you're not handling money with your bare hands," Gray said. "But, we always recommend to management that people wash their hands after handling money because money is dirty."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; chipotle; food; sourcream
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

and his other hand had his index finger run up his nose picking out burgers and flipping them away

You can’t imagine what kind of visual I got from that typo!

61 posted on 03/23/2013 9:04:12 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

At a breakfast buffet, a girl of about 12 years old with Downs or Asbergers had trouble serving herself. She scooped up large piles of scrambled eggs she dropped with her bare hands and put them back into the warmer. I changed my order from buffet to a club sandwich.

62 posted on 03/23/2013 9:06:33 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Roach on its back all 6 legs up in the air on top of my pork fried rice. No extra charge for the meat. :-)

63 posted on 03/23/2013 9:17:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Starstruck
I worked at Sizzler and we had a dishwasher who would take a poop and never washed his hands after. Some customer complained when he saw the guy putting out "fresh" plates later.

Imagine the manager having to call this guy into the office. "Uh, you see, after you wipe, you really need to uh, wash your poopy paws..."

64 posted on 03/23/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This is a true story. I was in college in Texas. A friend of mine and I went to a restaurant named Snappy’s, not far from the college. As students we were broke and it was cheap to get a meal there. Snappy’s was noted for chicken-fried-steak with cream gravey. We sat down and ordered. While waiting an older man and woman came in with a young boy, maybe a grandchild. The boy was clean and dressed decently. The old man and woman were a little loud and had obviously been drinking. The little boy, I guage about 7-8 years old seemed scared. They ordered. Well, our order came and then their order went to their table. The old man was talking loudly and we watched them. All of the sudden, after he had eaten about 1/2 of his chicken-fried-steak he suddenly vominted into his plate. Then, he seemed to stir the contents on the plate, mixing vomitus, uneaten mashed potatos, and the gravey.....and ate all of the plateful. He ate it all, again. This is a true and accurate story,...I saw it with my own eyes.

65 posted on 03/23/2013 9:35:53 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
most disgusting experience in a restaurant

Any place with homos, mexicans, liberals, commies, or savages-with-tattoos-and-bones-in-their-nose™ handling the food. That's pretty much every chow house except oriental and local American places.

Cat Chow Mein at the Peking Moon is probably safe, because that wok grease will kill anything chopped up in small chunks.

Same, I guess, with Billy Bob's Deep-Fried Surf & Swamp Critters.

66 posted on 03/23/2013 9:37:59 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Texas Songwriter

WTF? That sounds like the guy watched the remake of “The Fly” one time too many!

67 posted on 03/23/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: ontap
Not restaurant related, but when I was a lieutenant in 1st ID, our company motor sergeant was a repulsive little troll of a man who looked like a hobbit with horn-rimmed glasses. While very adept at his job, and an exceptionally talented mechanic, the guy had few other socially redeeming features. On one NTC rotation, I went to his maintenance track one evening to check on the status of one of my vehicles and he was sitting on the back ramp of his M113, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, boots and socks off, digging between his toes with this ancient looking pen knife that he carried around. I discussed the business I needed with him and the whole time he sat there scraping under his toe nails, and liberating the toe jam and dead skin from his feet with that little knife.

The following morning the cooks had prepared T-ration bread pudding which they had left in the heated pan, cut into little cubes.

There was Staff Sergeant ________ stabbing at the cubes with that very same pen knife, feeding himself.

68 posted on 03/23/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

LOL! It should have been BOOGERS! But still, once it is on the grill it is a burger!;-D

69 posted on 03/23/2013 9:58:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: Liberty Wins

Business travelers clean their underwear in those room coffeemakers.

70 posted on 03/23/2013 10:14:10 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: PapaNew
This is a good reminder to check out the kitchen before you eat there.

It's also important to check out the bathrooms. If the bathroom isn't clean, you don't want to eat at the restaurant, since they don't care enough to even make an attempt to clean a public area, what are the areas behind the scenes like?


71 posted on 03/23/2013 11:58:43 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Worked at a deli. Another clerk dropped a rotisserie chicken on the floor, picked it up with tongs, put it in the aluminum-lined bag and served it to a customer.

A relative worked for a large school. She noticed little worms in a container of chopped walnuts. She reported it to the cook who promptly threw them...into a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough he was mixing.

72 posted on 03/23/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

I was at a Myrtle Beach fast food joint (Wendy’s ?) on a Sunday noon back in 1988. I was coming down with bronchitis. As I exited the restaurant, this nice family comes bounding up towards me, all dressed up from church. Just as they do, I let loose with some nasty projectile vomiting (not only out my mouth, but out my nose, too). They froze in horror and swiftly returned to their car.

Ah, memories.

73 posted on 03/23/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I ordered a fried chicken at a fancy restaurant hotel. As soon as I cut into it, it started spurting blood. I lost my appetite. The maitre’d went back into the kitchen and FIRED the chef on the spot. For the next 10 minutes, all you could hear was shouting and utensils/plates, etc. being thrown about.

74 posted on 03/23/2013 2:03:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Some of the grossest places are at the deli counters in big-cahin grocery stores. The gal will be mopping the floor, then you come up, she puts the mop down and comes to serve you, without washing her hands.
It was so bad, that I finally had to demand the managers, instruct all their employees to wash their hands before serving customers. Did it help? No?
If I were to ask them to wash first, thay would pissed at me for bringing it up.

75 posted on 03/23/2013 2:46:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“... you think that’s bad, you should see how he makes donuts.”

76 posted on 03/23/2013 2:57:02 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Venturer

I work with raw and cooked food everyday for a very busy restaurant. Within 4-5 minutes, I change these gloves 2-3 times depending on which hand is doing what.

77 posted on 03/23/2013 5:46:26 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: Hardastarboard

Owned. McDonalds sold their share back in 2005.

78 posted on 03/24/2013 12:46:10 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

After my Grandma’s funeral there was a formal get together at a restaurant, I’m not sure what it was officially called, a reception maybe.

My cousin ordered a certain brand of beer and the waitress misheard her, I spoke to correct her and she snapped at me to “wait my turn”. I was in mourning and I am not a child and I was your CUSTOMER you unprofessional piece of crap. I regret not chewing her out.

I was never more disgusted in a restaurant, the one that reeked of burnt cheese and garlic and the MacDonalds with the clogged toilet are second and third.

79 posted on 03/25/2013 12:20:07 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Trteamer

>”My sister found a bandaid in her soup”<

New or used?

80 posted on 03/25/2013 12:36:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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