Dirty Secrets Restaurants Don't Want You to Know

When you're dining out, you shouldn't have to worry about putting your health at risk. But certain restaurant violations and food choices could be doing just that. Learn the secrets restaurants keep that could be making you sick and the small changes you can make to protect yourself.

Secret: It’s unwise to let the waiter pack your leftovers.

Secret: It\u2019s unwise to let the waiter pack your leftovers.

When you give your half-finished dinner to your server to have it boxed up, remember, there's no special "leftover boxing-up station." Your plate could be left in the kitchen next to dirty dishes and garbage. You have no idea how your food will get into your leftover container.

Solution: Always ask for the to-go container and pack your leftovers at the table.

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