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Foodbme

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What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 1:42 PM (permalink)
Question courtesy of Tom Fitzmorris, food writer & critic in NOLA www.nomenu.com
C'mon, you've all done it!
What IS the most stolen item taken from restaurants? Take a guess. I'll post the answer a little later
<message edited by Foodbme on Mon, 02/27/12 1:44 PM>
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 1:49 PM (permalink)
    Snail tongs
     
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      Foodbme

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      Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 1:51 PM (permalink)
      CCinNJ


      Snail tongs

      Close, but no cigar!
       
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        Sundancer7

        Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:28 PM (permalink)
        salt and pepper shakers???
         
        Paul E. smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
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          Sundancer7

          Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:32 PM (permalink)
          Oyster forks???
           
          Paul E. smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
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            porkbeaks

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            Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:44 PM (permalink)
            Steak knives?
             
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              ces1948

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              Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:48 PM (permalink)
              Splenda
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:48 PM (permalink)
                Sundancer7


                Oyster forks???

                Paul E. smith
                Knoxville, TN

                CONGRATULATIONS!
                The 6 foot stuffed Panda Bear goes to Sundancer!!! (Tell me you didn't look it up!)
                 
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                  mar52

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                  Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:48 PM (permalink)
                  Sweet and Low packages?
                   
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                    Sundancer7

                    Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:54 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme


                    Sundancer7


                    Oyster forks???

                    Paul E. smith
                    Knoxville, TN

                    CONGRATULATIONS!
                    The 6 foot stuffed Panda Bear goes to Sundancer!!! (Tell me you didn't look it up!)

                    I sorta recall my many trips to NOLA
                     
                    Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN
                     
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                      ces1948

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                      Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 2:56 PM (permalink)
                      I guess I shouldn't admit it but I probably haven't been to 5 places in my life that even had oyster forks :)
                       
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                        Foodbme

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                        Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 3:03 PM (permalink)
                        Sundancer7


                        Foodbme


                        Sundancer7


                        Oyster forks???

                        Paul E. smith
                        Knoxville, TN

                        CONGRATULATIONS!
                        The 6 foot stuffed Panda Bear goes to Sundancer!!! (Tell me you didn't look it up!)

                        I sorta recall my many trips to NOLA

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN

                        So, do you have a complete service for 8 or 12??
                         
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                          kland01s

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                          Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 3:04 PM (permalink)
                          I wouldn't know an oyster fork if I saw one! The only thing I remember ever taking from a restaurant was in the early 1970's and my drunk friends and I took a squeeze bottle of horsey sauce from Arbys for use at home. We would return it and trade it for a fresh one from time to time! I still like horsey sauce when I get something from Arbys about every 2 years or so. They do have a good fish sandwich during Lent.
                           
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                            chewingthefat

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                            Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 6:02 PM (permalink)
                            My plastic soup spoons go out of here by the carload!
                             
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                              sk bob

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                              Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Mon, 02/27/12 10:33 PM (permalink)
                              the BIG forks from steakhouses.
                              you just can't find them in stores. ..... so I've heard.
                               
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                                Benzee

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                                Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 2:54 PM (permalink)
                                Hello all ,
                                 
                                Salt and pepper shakers , sugar packets ,
                                little saki cups from those Japanese restaurants
                                Benzee
                                 
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                                  CajunKing

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                                  Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
                                  menus
                                  sweet & low/sugar packs
                                  tableware
                                  unique glasses
                                   
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                                    lleechef

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                                    Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 3:27 PM (permalink)
                                    In my restaurants it was always S & P shakers.
                                     
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                                      Mosca

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                                      Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 5:03 PM (permalink)
                                      I would have guessed Splenda. Not because it's expensive, but because people who like it prefer it above all others, and many places only have pink and blue.
                                       
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                                        porkbeaks

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                                        Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 5:04 PM (permalink)
                                        I know a LOT of those giant beer mugs disappeared from the Lum's in Gulfport, MS in the 1960's what with all those larcenous airmen at Keesler AFB. pb
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Tue, 02/28/12 9:28 PM (permalink)
                                          Condiment packets...Salt, Pepper, Catsup, Mustard, Sugar.  You name it, if it is laid out for use by the customers, it will disappear.
                                           
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                                            FriedClamFanatic

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                                            Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Wed, 02/29/12 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                            In ALL, Restaurants, I'd have to go with S and P......If it was just roadside or fast food type places, I'd bet on condiment packs
                                             
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                                              bartl

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                                              Re:What's The Most Stolen Item from Restaurants? Wed, 02/29/12 11:17 AM (permalink)
                                              I recall a couple of decades back, Wendy's (at least in the New York metropolitan area) had to make their packets of hot sauce for their chili only available from the clerks; it is a pretty decent hot sauce, with a nice cumin top note, and they were being stolen in droves from the condiment counter.
                                               
                                              Bart
                                               
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