Restaurants Add Sugar to Kids Meals and Other Insider Tidbits
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.