McDonald’s flushed with success after winning toilet award


Fast food bosses have no time for loo-sers, after a trio McDonald’s restaurants in Milton Keynes scooped an award for their toilets.

The restaurants in Brickhill, Westcroft District Centre and the Sports Village have been awarded top prize at the annual independent Loo Of The Year awards – known in the industry as the ‘Toilet Oscars’ – which recognises and rewards the best washrooms across the UK.

Milton Keynes franchisee Ken Tomkins and his team bagged Gold awards for the quality of the restaurant’s toilet facilities, which were judged on a wide range of criteria including cleanliness and hygiene, fixtures and fittings, air quality and décor.

He said: “Staff at my Milton Keynes restaurants 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.”

Since its introduction in 1987, and promoted by the British Toilet Association, the awards aim to promote the highest standards in public lavatories focusing the spotlight on ‘away from home’ toilets throughout the UK.

Loo Of The Year contenders, with the owner’s or manager’s permission, can be nominated by anyone, including staff, customers, visitors, managers, owners or contractors.

Following nomination, the entries are critiqued and receive a grading ranging from Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum following an unannounced visit from an independent Loo Of The Year Awards inspector.