Hot liquids are known to leach chemicals from plastic containers, and most delivery joints don’t use BPA-free plastic.
Bacon is undeniably best fresh and hot. If it’s not cold and floppy, it’ll probably be cold and slightly burnt.
Like most deep-fried foods, onion rings are delicious when they’re hot and crunchy. After sitting in a closed container for 15 minutes, however, the breading will be falling off of soggy, cold onions.
Salads are usually pre-made once or twice a week and sit in plastic containers until the toppings are added. Due to the moisture levels and the fact that they’ll be served raw, salad greens are a breeding ground for bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella.
Often made from leftover beef patties that dried out under a heat lamp, or ground beef that needs to be cooked before it expires, chili is already a catch-all for old meat. Then, it moves from the fridge to the warmer for days, being reheated each morning.