This is why you should avoid ordering soup when out for a meal
If the 'Soup of the Day' is your starter of choice when dining out, you might want to look away now.
Alternatively, you should probably keep reading so you find out exactly what goes on with the soup that usually arrives perfectly presented, complete with garnishes.
Apparently, soup can be left for a very long time on the cooker/stove and there's a key warning sign that can tell you if that's the case with your meal.
If it's very salty, this can indicate that it's been left at a lukewarm temperature for quite some time.
The Reddit thread "people who work at restaurants.. what is something people order all the time that grosses you out and you would never eat?" includes some eye-opening information about certain dishes.
According to one Reddit user, this is how soup is stored in some businesses:
"Soup. It never gets cooled properly at night in the big container so it stays luke warm for hours".
Someone else agreed, saying:
"Yep. I always thought it was OK until my server hinted the soup was lukewarm because it sat in a vat for hours without proper heating. Ick".
Oh and if that's not enough grossness for one day, just wait and see what this person had to say about the 'red flags' when ordering soup.
"There's a lot of red flags when it comes to soup, and I love me some soup. If it's real salty you know it's been on the heat all day. If it's watery, they just added cream/water to it. If it's thick, it's been on too long. The only places I order soup from are soup places".
NEVER. ORDERING. SOUP. AGAIN.