It would be nice to have inside info on restaurants cleanliness.
I know a guy who runs a huge food service which serves several thousand people at a time tho usually it is not that many. I can remember when that place used to have a case of food poisoning about once a Summer. The food was great but the cooks were not very clean.
After this guy took over, there was never another case. He was a fanatic about cleanliness.
“The food was great but the cooks were not very clean.”
Guess that’s part of the art ... ;-)
Then look at the bathrooms. If they are out of soap or paper towels or the bathrooms are not clean, then you can bet the filter basket on the dishwasher only gets emptied when it's full.
I've worked in a lot of restaurants, I'll eat in very few.
The place I mentioned earlier where every Summer we all got food poisoning was also a place I worked during the Summers.
All the cooks were Black. They were a nice bunch and as I said, turned out great food but I do blame them for the food poisoning. I remember one time I got it, I awoke during the night with my insides hurting. My roommate was already up and he asked if I had it too?
I asked what he was talking about and he said everyone had food poisoning. Within seconds I was on my way to the toilet.
Maybe a half hour later the retreat Dr. (we had a staff Dr. back then) was in the boys dorm recreation room passing out medicine out of gallon jugs. It contained heroin I was told. It did work but boy I was sick.
On the other hand, I ate at the training table at Troy University. We ate in the main dining room after everyone else had eaten. They would close the line and we would go through. We got the same food the students got plus a few extras such as steaks. These cooks were also Black but we never had a case of food poisoning there and we ate for 9 months a year.
I have never been a fan of turnips but they really knew how to cook them at Troy back then. They were delicious.