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What's one of the dirtiest things in a restaurant?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many items

Some customers notoriously do not wash their hands often, even after using the bathroom. Bathroom faucets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, door handles carry many germs.
Use paper towel to turn off water & open door to leave. Condiment dispensers & menus are infrequently sanitized; so carry hand sanitizer with you to prevent transferring others' germs to your mouth/food. [more in comment].

In brief: Many items

Some customers notoriously do not wash their hands often, even after using the bathroom. Bathroom faucets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, door handles carry many germs.
Use paper towel to turn off water & open door to leave. Condiment dispensers & menus are infrequently sanitized; so carry hand sanitizer with you to prevent transferring others' germs to your mouth/food. [more in comment].
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Studies have shown high bacteria counts in lemon/lime slices on rims of glasses.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some customers

Restaurants try not to get a bad reputation and so their imployees are supervised.
This is generally true. So the dirtiest thing in most restaurants is the occasional customer that is filthy.

In brief: Some customers

Restaurants try not to get a bad reputation and so their imployees are supervised.
This is generally true. So the dirtiest thing in most restaurants is the occasional customer that is filthy.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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