Why would you sign a waiver with a burger?

photo: shutterstock/mathias facello

An American tourist in Canada posted a photo after they ordered a burger at the Toronto Airport Hilton . . . and had to sign a WAIVER to get it cooked medium.

The waitress took their order and brought the burger.  Then she handed them a “food waiver” that said they couldn’t sue if it made them sick.  

It’s not actually a new thing.  Canada has had laws on the books for years that say restaurants have to do burgers well-done to kill off any possible E. coli.  That’s at least 160 degrees.  Medium is 140 to 145 degrees.

The person who ordered it said they didn’t even end up eating the burger.  They took a few bites, but being told it might KILL them kinda ruined their appetite.

A spokesperson for Hilton said it’s something they do at that specific hotel, but it’s not “standard practice” for Hiltons in the U.S. 

photo:shutterstock/mathias facello