Well, just as McDonald’s and Subway have broken some secrets to the world about what helps ticking the numbers at their doors round the clock, year after year, restaurants around the world seem to operate on some close-guarded secrets. And who would know what really happens behind the kitchen doors in restaurants we eat at? But of course, the people who get food out of its kitchens day in and day out and well, also deviously handle customers often getting the better of them. Here are some secrets from restaurants around the world that is extremely classified information.
Kiddies Need Sugar
A waitress at a well-known pizza chain reveals that there’s sugar in kids’ meal - a hell lot extra just to make the food more likeable to kids. And oh, if there’s dough, there’ll be more sugar added to it for the kids to love their pizzas even more.
Vegetarians Suffer Lies
If you’re curious if the restaurant uses any vegetable stock, chances are your doubts are justified. More often or not, you’d not find a restaurant revealing to you that they don’t really have any vegetable stock and its a common stock that’s doing its rounds in the kitchen.
Watch Out for Specials
At many restaurants, specials usually are food items that the restaurant needs to get rid of before it goes bad. Watch out for the ingredients used on the specials menu since they are likely to turn out to be not so great on the taste in case you’re ordering it as a ‘special’ off the menu at a later part of the day.
Tips are pooled
If you’ve had a bad time with the server, don’t take it out on the tip since at many restaurants tips are pooled, and in that case, you’re meddling with the water boy who poured your first glass of water, food runners, the bartender who made your drinks and other waiters too.
Regulars Make Them Happy!
If you’re a familiar face making an appearance on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, you’d be treated with unmatched benevolence. Which means you’d have a complimentary glass of wine or just a free food sample from the chef.
Illustration courtesy- Eater