Restaurants Add Sugar to Kids Meals and Other Insider Tidbits

Also, never order hot tea


Looks like today is the day to get schooled on the restaurant lingo: Readers Digest has released a list of 50-plus tidbits from servers in the know, and while some are good, others are just downright disgusting.

On the "What You Don't Want to Know" front, one waitress shares that kids meals tend to have more sugar. "We put sugar in our kids' meals so kids will like them more. Seriously. We even put extra sugar in the dough for the kids' pizzas," one anonymous waitress said.

As for lemons, those are never washed; "We just peel the stickers off, cut them up, and throw them in your iced tea."

At the same time, don't piss off your waiter by ordering a hot tea. "You've got to get a pot, boil the water, get the lemons, get the honey, bring a cup and spoon. It’s a lot of work for little reward," said Christopher Fehlinger, a New York City maître d’.

And if you do piss them off, you may have to whip out another card. "If a server doesn’t like you, he might try to embarrass you in front of your business associate or date by bringing your credit card back and saying, 'Do you have another card? This one didn’t go through.'" one waiter said. All good things to know (other than tip 20 percent, always). Check out the full list here.


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Sugar consumption may increase the facts of obesity issues among human being, therefore experts are advice to avoid sugar factor in human diet as sugar consists of high calories that ultimately helps to increase body fats. We should be more concern our diet plans and recipe and follow a strict diet plan that contains less sugar, calories and cholesterol factors.
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Disgusting. The sugar in the food part, I expected....the pissed off waitress should quit her damned job. Making someone a cup of tea is really not hard work toots. Even if it was, it's my prerogative to order it and your job to make it and bring it. If you don't like it, there's the unemployment line.

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I can't believe what I'm reading here.I have spent 16+ years in this industry and have worked in several restaurants over the years. You need to do your homework a little better before you spout such inaccuracies. In all the places I have worked, not once have we ever put extra sugar in any of the food prepared for a kid, in fact, most of the places I've worked in has strived to create a healthier kid friendly menu. As for the lemons, incorrect. It is a standard practice to wash all fruit that comes in. Most times it's done by the prep person and then done again by the wait or bar staff. I'll agree there are certain people who do not uphold all standards and in time, lose their jobs because of their actions, or lack thereof, but it is inflammatory for you to write what you have and accuse us all of doing these things. As for the credit card, lady we are there to make money, not lose money by embarrassing you. Hot Tea is a pain in the ass, I'll grant you that, but that doesn't mean that we don't do it..afterall, we are there to take care of you. What you should be writing about is how horrible patrons treat the wait staff. We bend over backwards to make them happy only to be treated like a servant. We are not servants, we are servers. We provide you with a dining experience that you can't create for yourself. We welcome you in, take care of your every need and try to make your night worth while, all for a crappy 10-15% tip...let me break it down..that worthless little tip you just left is usually divided up with 3% going to the bartender, 2% to the hostess and 2% to the busser..so when you leave a 10% tip, the server only gets 3% of that tip...think of that the next time you wanna be rude to your server...I've had night where people have come in with the intentions of getting free food and no matter what I did, they couldn't be pleased. After coupons and discounts they tipped me on the leftover and I wound up paying money to tip out the hostess, busser and bartender. You aren't helping this situation by reporting this absolute b.s. that you did up there...you should be ashamed of yourself, and I hope you do get that one server outta the millions that does those things, because you deserve it.

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