4. Fruit slices in drinks
A study published in the Journal of Environmental Health found that 70 percent of restaurant fruit slices sampled were harboring sickness-causing germs such as E. coli, as well as fecal bacteria.
Stay healthy: Tell your server to skip the slice. Malloy says that if the fruit wasn’t washed thoroughly, it could have E. coli contamination. Many establishments also leave lime and lemon wedges exposed by the bar where droplets from infected sneezes or coughs could land. And then there’s the question of how often the bartenders wash their hands. If they don’t use tongs to garnish your glass, that beverage might feature more than just citrus flavor.