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If you’ve ever seen an episode of Hell’s Kitchen, you should know that incompetent cooks lead to heightened expenses. If they make mistakes constantly, restaurant owners are looking at thousands of dollars of waste annually. But it’s not just cooking mistakes that can cost a restaurant a huge sum of money.
They also have to deal with expired goods. Restaurants purchase ingredients in bulk, so a lot of the stuff goes bad before they can even open the containers. To keep costs down, and to avoid hefty fines from the health department, restaurants commonly replace these expiration labels. Think of this next time you order something from a restaurant.