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.”

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