Dagenham McDonald’s scoops toilet award

The McDonald's restaurant in Cook Road, Dagenham has won a top prize for the quality of its toilets

The McDonald's restaurant in Cook Road, Dagenham has won a top prize for the quality of its toilets (Pic: PA/Rui Vieira) - Credit: PA WIRE

While the Hollywood A-listers bask in their Golden Globe success, a fast-food eatery in Dagenham has scooped a top prize of its own.

The Cook Road McDonald’s restaurant was showered with praise at the annual Loo of the Year awards – dubbed the ‘Toilet Oscars’ – which recognises and rewards the best washrooms in the country.

Franchisee Zulfikar Somji and his crew bagged a Platinum Award for the quality of the loos last month, which were judged on a wide range of criteria including cleanliness and hygiene, fixtures and fittings, air quality and décor.

Zulfikar said: “Staff at my Dagenham restaurant work exceptionally hard to ensure our customers enjoy a high quality service throughout their visit, and this includes having access to hygienic and safe washroom facilities.

“Our toilets are maintained to a very high standard for all our customers to enjoy, so it’s a great to be recognised for our ongoing hard work with this prestigious award.”


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Promoted by the British Toilet Association, the awards aim to promote the highest standards in public lavatories throughout the UK.

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