The Duluth location of Applebee's is one of of the locations that is tied to an outbreak of E. coli in Minnesota; Thirteen cases have been reported so far with seven of the patients having Applebee's as their common link. Five Applebee's locations have been mentioned in the investigation: Blaine, Duluth, Monticello, Roseville, and Woodbury.
Last week I posted on the filthiest item in the average household. Today it's the filthiest surface in a restaurant. When I lived in New England, I was on the Board Of Health, and I learned a lot from that experience.