Here's something that will fill you with disappointment.
Everyone knows getting hooked up with two chicken wings and a portion of chips for £1 is one of life's simplest pleasures. But that being said the least we, the public, would ask for from any food establishment is good hygiene. So you can imagine our dissatisfaction when a new report found that more than 1 in 5 of Chicken Cottage shops were found to have 'below satisfactory hygiene' last year.
With over 117 stores across the UK, official figures published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) found that 25 of their restaurants were lacking the required hygiene standards.
According to BuzzFeed News:
"Of those inspected by the watchdog, 12 were found to require 'major' improvements and one – in Finchley Road, north London – was found to need 'urgent' attention."
This isn't the first time the Chicken Cottage franchise has come under fire; the BBC discovered back in 2014 that 29% of their restaurants "did not meet a good standard of cleanliness." Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Chicken Cottage CEO Gerry Rankin said he was:
"disappointed that a percentage of our restaurants did not meet the required hygiene standards on this occasion," but was quick to point out that "the majority" of its restaurants were meeting and exceeding the required hygiene standards."
Despite the poor hygiene reports, we doubt this will stop most of you from getting that £2.50 deal of six wings, fries, and a can of coke.