NOLA McDonald's adds token system to restrooms

NOLA McDonald's adds token system to restrooms

POSTED: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 5:20pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 5:22pm

A New Orleans McDonald’s restaurant is serving up new rules for its restroom. The restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is utilizing a token system for customers who need to use the latrine.

Employees said they pride themselves on providing a clean and safe environment, and the fast-food restaurant had to take measures to keep it that way.

The bathroom door now has a token meter for which customers will have to request to use the facilities. The token is free upon request.

The sign next to the meter reads, "Vandalism Is Costly -- To help with these costs and continue providing restrooms, this security lock has been installed. Your cooperation is appreciated."

One customer told WDSU that the token system will help keep the trash and unsavory items from ending up in the restroom.

“I believe it's a good thing for the people who come in and purchase something compared to just people off the streets something in to use the restrooms,” said Oscar Pineda. “I could see how they may have more trash in there and maybe some drug paraphernalia or something like that.”

According to the restaurant, the bathrooms are inspected every 30 minutes.

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