Eating out is not good clean fun
07 March 2013
The British are not convinced about the hygiene standards of staff in restaurants and fast-food chains, a new survey has revealed.The Tork Toilet Barometer, is an annual survey of washroom trends commissioned by Tork manufacturer SCA to coincide with World Toilet Day. 4,000 Europeans took part in the survey including 500 from the UK.
The study showed that 65% of UK diners have walked out of a restaurant because it had a grubby appearance.Meanwhile 88% suspect that if a restaurant toilet is dirty, the same standards will be reflected in the kitchen.Nearly a quarter of UK respondents (22%) said the cleanliness of the toilet was a significant factor for them when visiting a restaurant.
"Diners need to feel confident about the hygiene standards in an eating establishment or they will simply not stay," says Julie Ray, SCA product and segment manager.
"One way restaurants can help to instill confidence is by providing clean, hygienic toilets equipped with single-use paper towels and soaps in sealed cartridge systems."