I usually extol the virtues of the latest addition to the takeaway options in Rangiora, but since sitting watching the Domino's staff for the last 10 minutes, I am no longer so sure.
What sort of training regime is (not) in place when I repeatedly watched more than one staff member lifting their caps and scratching their scalps over food service areas, and wiping their hands across their faces or scratching their faces. No gloves, either
Have standards for food hygiene dropped across the board in the franchise fast food chains, or is this an exceptionally poorly trained crew?
Aug 2, 7:23 am
first clue - you are in a franchised pizza store, that touts the value pizza at $4.99 - you don't get good hygiene and quality food for sub$5 LOL
Aug 2, 7:54 am
OK . thanks for your observations . don't buy the stuff that often ,,,but hell, that is unacceptable. What have you done about it? There must be some one you can call to check it out?
Aug 2, 8:44 am
it doesant matter if the pizzas are 10 cents each . food hygiene standards should not be related to how expensive the food is
Aug 2, 9:41 am
Have personally seen the face scratch that aggrevated a pimple as they type in my order. Love the pepperonis
Aug 2, 10:43 am
Aug 2, 8:04 pm
Aug 2, 8:49 pm
there are two things that really bug me about food places one is the hygiene, no caps, no hair tied back, people handling money and food. Really noticed it after I returned from a trip elsewhere and the other is a lack of itemised billing. I have been to several places here in Welly had essentially the same (small) order yet paid different amounts. I just assume the staff really don't know what they are doing. I want a bill showing me exactly what I paid for each item! So yeah food hygiene is sadly lacking in a lot of places.
Aug 2, 9:02 pm
Still better than shitty pizza hut
Aug 2, 9:38 pm
and then there are restaurants/takeaways that do some of the food preparation and cooking at home kitchens. The food is then later transferred to the outlet.
Aug 2, 10:39 pm
In an ideal world, sure but in reality these franchise stores are forced by head office to offer those silly prices and something has to give. It's not good but it's the reality I reckon.
Aug 3, 12:13 am
I went round to my friends for dinner the other night, I noticed they weren't wearing gloves whilst preparing my dinner. ew.
Aug 3, 4:25 am
I saw something similar the other day when at a coffee shop. Of course halfway through making our bagels, an elderly couple walk in and order after about 5 minutes of indecision and then hand over a $20 note, the assistant takes the note and then gives change to the coots and then back to making our bagels.
Well that was us gone, of course only to deal with more old codgers causing chaos on the roads.
Aug 3, 4:32 am
Pays not to think about it. Ignorance is bliss. If we really knew what was going on at some of these places we would never buy fast food again.
Aug 3, 8:22 am
---or go to some restaurants. If we only knew what went on 'out the back' we would never dine out at all. I could tell a tale or two, admittedly from some years back but it put me off for a while.
Aug 3, 10:39 am
well some places do advertised home cooking, always makes me laugh
Aug 3, 6:59 pm
I love how some food places think gloves are to keep their hands clean in between money handling and food prep, and clearing tables.
Aug 3, 10:36 pm
Oh dear, you think Dominos has poor standards, if you went into some of the Kitchens, in a lot of Restaurants, around Christchurch, you wouldn't Eat at a lot of them, and that's at some of the, so called Top Places too,
Aug 4, 1:02 am
I'm sure Sequoia 88 wouldn't be in the ranks of the not so clean kitchens out of the fine dining restaurants.
Aug 4, 6:45 am
Of course not. They are the absolute epitome of fine dining & have a 10 star rating for hygiene . well I think I read that review, somewhere.
Aug 5, 7:06 am
Ive got a good story. Worked at a Chinese restaurant years ago as a waiter. Went into the kitchen for one reason or other and found a chef soaking his hands in a large pot of chicken and corn soup. I asked him what he was doing and said very cold morning today, Im warming up my hands! No BS its all true
Aug 7, 9:40 am
I believe you except it was an English cook in a pub in London stirring the pot of stew with his hands and hairy arms immersed in it that I saw. It was many years ago but I expect it is still done behind kitchen doors.
Aug 8, 1:45 pm
So anyone on this thread getting takeaways tonight?
Aug 9, 1:31 am
The problem with warming up your hands is it makes your feet feel cold.
Aug 9, 8:23 am
The feet were probably next in the pot.
Aug 9, 11:48 pm
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