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How Come Fast Food Joints Have Very Bad Toilets?

Not all of the fast food joints in Lagos have bad restrooms but a good number of them do. I choose not to mention them here because this piece is not to ‘name and shame’. It is my musing as I explore the city in doses.

These joints have fine names and even nice structures but very very bad restrooms. There is one of the fast food joints in Ogba that is particularly notorious for this. Most of the time, the joint is teeming with a huge crowd. One will think that a fast food joint with such a crowd will know the essence of having well kept rest rooms and in abundance too but they obviously do not know or do not care.

It is bad enough that there is only one rest room for both male and female customers, it is worse that the place is never well kept. God and His Angels help you if your seat is near the toilet. You will be filled up with gas oozing out of the rest room. I have complained several times but the manager just doesn’t seem to care.

Not only in Ogba but other outlets I have visited too. It’s either the air freshener makes you want to throw up, the tap is broken or the WC just won’t flush. Many times, they leave all sorts of peoples’ crap in the toilet and it swells up. It is a terrible sight for anyone. Some of them do not leave tissue papers in the place. Their attitude to having a good restroom is a nonchalant one.

One thing they ought to know is this: anybody selling food should understand how nature works. If you provide a place where people can take in food, then a place where they can pour it out is the next most sensible thing to do.

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more like shame on the Op for not putting the source he copied this from

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Just saw this thread on Punch online.

Kudos to OP and Nairaland.

http://www.punchng.com/blog_read.aspx?read=214

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Even if the one at their house is worse, is still no excuse for a restaurant to have a dirty loo.

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speechless!

*so many pipu wey dey complain for here, dia toilet for house worst past d 1 wey dem dey complain*

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Waiting to see some pictures and name of the restaurants

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good point, if they can't clean a toilet then how do they clean their kitchen or store their foodstuff?

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we need name

pls no picture here i did not want to throw up

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if the toilets don't have water, that definitely means that there is shortage of water in these food joints. Have you ever stopped to think about the hygiene consciousness of these food handlers? What if they wash their nyash with their hands after pooing and do not wash their hands well? and there after, they handle your food? just think about that

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I wonder why many Nigerians will continue living like this.

These fast food joints are even worse during festive periods and special days like valentine.

Just go ahead and name the eateries, I think i will start by saying name and location. Tantalizers Ogba, Allen Avenue, Tastee fried Chicken Ogba, Tastee Fried Chicken Opebi, I think Mr Biggs is doing a lot to control their oulets but the franchice is too expensive making the operators cut cost and standards.

Please name the others.

I heard it is the duty of the Local Govt council to regulate them as they are not under the control of any federal or state agency but I know Lagos state govt can wade into the matter afterall they are using them to collect VAT and consumption taxes.

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some of them don't even have restroom. I have gone to a fast food that has pit toilet. Na grass u go ezz urself

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What does it really take to employ a cleaner for their restroom??

the LAGOS State government is all noise not action!!!

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I can't believe what i read from someone. The person suggested ignoring the toilet situation because you don't have to use it. NOT TRUE. If the toilet is dirty then you might as well be playing russian roulette with your life. What if the cook or chef just finished using the dirty toilet and maybe didn't even bother flushing. Most of the time, i check the toilet and if its dirty, i'm out.

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if you have a toilet cleaning business just say so.

sheesh.

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If to name then i will name the one i visited this last December.

The MR BIGGS beside MAMA CASS at Ilupeju,it wasn`t just dirty but the water wasn`t running also.

The entrance to the female rest room was locked, i guess that is meant for the Staffs.

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Fantasia in warri has d bestest toilet I have seen rite naw.

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@Fhemmy: i agree with u man, it was a tantalizers outlet i entered. We need to do something to draw the attention of the "i dont send" authorities to this establishment. . .

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The guilty fast food joints should be named and shamed period.

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original article from the punch

http://www.punchng.com/blog_read.aspx?read=214

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It's not every fast food that has bad toilets.

But ones in Nigeria have got ridiculously dirty and nasty restrooms.

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^^^ And then, because u're staying in low income house in US, now u forgot when u're serving in that restrooms?

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Then, that is serious and such people shd be made to use their hands to wash the washroom

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Not really, but the problem is that Nigerians are duty. When most Nigerians use th toilet they don't flush.

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I wonder who will do something about, if people see a place like that and yet still decide to patronize such places.

If people refuse to eat there and they know why they losing business, they will fix it

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I agree wiv u poster. Last wk friday at alaba i entered dis popular eatery to grab a bite and on my way out entered their restroom to ease myself, gosh i almost threwup cos of the state of da place. Somethin drastic needs to be done ASAP about this disgusting trend. .

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Nigeria is 100% useless and miserable. just imagine, the last topic was about the dirtiness of universities in Nigeria,

now, restaurant.

many of Nigerian restaurants do not have toillets at all, simple because no govt. to enforce or inspect them. so every body now follow the most profitable behaviour and culture. if it continues in this manner, in 2020 human excretion will be used to plaster our roads and environment.

shame to you Nigeria, i am seriously searching for a new citizenship

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What in the name of holy cow did you go to do in this fast food joint toilets?

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i can tell you -

more than a few eateries are little more than mama puts once you go to the back

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You never have anything tangible to contribute, all you do is talk crap and criticize the country.

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Please name and shame.

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Ewww! You guys use public toilets? See brave people! Abeg, name and shame these nasty locations; if their bathrooms are filthy, what makes me think the kitchen won't be the same?

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Nobody really cares, what are the necessary agencies doing?

I believe 90% of fast food joints in this country have crappy loo.

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Cos the standard in Nigeria for such is bad, and govt are not enforcing it.

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Do u always go to the restrooms in fast food joints ?

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I took my Nephew to Drumsticks in Maitama Ammusement park, he wanted to use the toilet, I took him in, but me when i saw the horrible state of the toilet, Poo poo everywhere, blood, i told the boy to ease himself on his body i will wash it myself, worse was that we had ordered our food but had not eaten yet, I lost my appetite that whole day

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Finicky near kilobustop !!! horrible mess!!

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I will definitely take pictures over the weekend. KFC has noy joined the league of extradirty restrooms yet. Pictures coming soon.

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The topic should have read fast food joints in nigeria.

Im sure fast food joints in ghana have clean toilets.

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Na wah for Niger people self ooooooooooooo. Instead make una blame the corrupt politician, una dey use style dey blame the common man wey dey find ways to survive. Na today una know say some Niger toilet bad?

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Government should take a serious step and sanction those with bad restrooms. Let us improve on our maintenance culture in this country.

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Hasty generalisation, I guess

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I do not need to name names as we all have, at one time or the other, visited these fast food joints

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seriously its sad that nigerian restuarants dont uphold health and safety. common illnesses and infections can be prevented if not only the dining areas are clean but also the restroom.

restaurants are quite notorious. hotels seem to fair better.

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name them so that the Health Ministry will act.

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