The 19 Most Disgusting Things Restaurant Employees Have Done


Worked at a Wendy's when I was a teenager, saw people not wash their hands when leaving the bathroom and go back to working.


Ole boi doing dishes saw me toss a half eaten burger in the trash and pleaded I didn't, I said bro you don't want this. I walked away and the mf picked that thing right up and ate the whole thing.


I worked at an actual sit-down restaurant called Calico Jacks and every disgusting thing you can think of went down in that restaurant. Scooping dead palmetto bugs out of the fry grease in the mornings, spitting in people's buffalo wings who were acting like total assholes, letting oysters sit in refrigerators for probably too long after losing power and still serving them to customers, dishwashers that basically just spread all the dirty food all over everything, and we'd just quickly rinse them off before setting them to dry – etc.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of