The New York Post is reporting The Chew frontman Mario Batali is allegedly installing alarms in his New York restaurants to warn workers that a food inspector is on the premises.
From the article:
A button at the hostess stand triggers a loud buzzer in the kitchen, said a Batali employee, and gives staff a chance to toss out what’s on the stove or in the oven and go on break before the inspector enters.
“You’re supposed to keep pressing that button,” the employee said.
Batali's business partner Joe Bastianich denied the claims to thetabloid. The Goal Post on All My Children never had to worry about such shenanigans!