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Watch Funny or Die Explore the Secret World of Busboys

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Ever wonder what happens after the busboys clear your plates? Funny or Die did, and their answer is: pretty gross shit. The busboy (actually a buslady) here eats meatballs off a customers plate straight from the bus bin ("it didn't have any teeth marks on it"), only to be told by another busboy that that's a surefire way to get herpes. The central debate is whether eating leftovers off a customer's plate is "waste not want not," or, in the words of a disgusted busboy, whether it's just "eating garbage." Go, watch.

Video: Dummy Comedy: Busboys

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