Crumbl Cookies, fried chicken, your neighbour’s bake sale—it seems like any food is fair game for reviewers. Every video seeks to raise or bastardize the profile of restaurants and influence where and what people are eating. But these ubiquitous reviews are also affecting an unrelated business.

“People are disgusting,” said John Roslyn, owner of John’s Car Detailing. “I had a woman drop off her Toyota Tercel the other day and the driver’s seat was covered in dried curry.”

No longer is in-car dining restricted to fast-food burgers and goldfish crackers. A walk through any parking lot reveals scores of TikTokers and Instagrammers, chowing down on everything from pastries to five-course meals as they record their reactions.

“We used to see granola bar crumbs and the occasional French fry,” said car cleaner Cyrus Lee. “Now customers are pulling up with a buffet’s worth of food stains that start in the driver’s seat and somehow spread throughout the entire vehicle.”

Mooseclean’s asked Lee about the worst offenders. “Birria tacos,” replied Lee without hesitation. “It’s just the juiciest thing going, and I see splashes of that stew from the ceiling to the floor of a car when I close my eyes at night. I can’t wait for that trend to die.”

But not everyone is complaining. “We have social media accounts just to like, follow, and subscribe to these slobs,” said an elated Roslyn. “As long as they refuse to wait until they get home to film themselves eating, we’ll stay in business.”

We asked Roslyn to rank the top offenders and he gave filled spiral croissants a 9.6 out of 10 and anything dipped in ranch dressing a 9.8 out of 10.

By Molly Donovan

I grew up in the USA, but don't hold that against me because I'm also Canadian. Just think of me as the mole.

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