How Much Bacteria Is on the Silverware at This Popular Chain Restaurant?

April 28, 2022

Now that restaurants are springing back to life, perhaps it’s time to start wondering just how clean all those forks and plates are. Most restaurants use industrial dishwashers, which clean dishes and silverware with scalding hot water and commercial-grade soap. But what happens between the wash and the time the dinnerware reaches your table? Inside Edition swabbed utensils and dishes from several high-profile restaurants in New York City and sent the carefully collected samples for testing.