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Fast food chain uses bouncers to deter yobs

Postby Dave » 12 Feb 2009, 14:33

http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk

Fast food chain uses bouncers to deter yobs

McDonald's bosses say they will keep employing bouncers hired to deter yobs who have plagued their Windsor town centre restaurant.

The fast food giant hired doormen about two months ago to stand guard at the Thames Street site on Friday and Saturday evenings and said the atmosphere has now greatly improved.

Police said numbers of loutish incidents are down since a dispersal order was introduced before Christmas, around the same time the McDonald's bouncers were hired.

McDonald's spokesman Alison Purves said the company decided to act because youths had been loitering inside and outside the premises and intimidating customers.

She added that the reduction in yobbery since the doormen were introduced proved the 'system was working' and that 50 other restaurants in the chain of 1,250 UK outlets also used bouncers.
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Postby Shiner69 » 12 Feb 2009, 14:49

Its been happening a while in our town - Admittedly it was Subway and a Pizza place.

Sad times! :roll:
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Postby Mattsmith1990 » 12 Feb 2009, 14:54

Shiner69 wrote:Its been happening a while in our town - Admittedly it was Subway and a Pizza place.

Sad times! :roll:
Yeah they do subway up near mine, and some shite takeaway.
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Postby doggyc69 » 12 Feb 2009, 16:12

mac d's in cardiff have had security for years
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Postby dave_hedgehog » 12 Feb 2009, 17:04

Since the change in licencing laws some places have had to have them if they want to open after 10pm the same as a pub, club or casino in a number of cities.
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Postby Glen » 12 Feb 2009, 19:01

I have contracts on several fast food outlets supplying FL DS including McDonalds, the lads are never to keen to work there though :lol:
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Postby Gepard » 12 Feb 2009, 19:45

I'm guessing you can work at these on a SG badge?
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Postby noise stopper » 12 Feb 2009, 23:49

The subway in Uxbridge has DS on at the weekend, he always looks deeply unhappy on his own! I believe that they have to be DS as there is an element of possible hands on required so the SG badge is not enough. You have to be specially trained to shout "Stop Stop!"

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Postby danny56o » 13 Feb 2009, 07:18

[quote="Gepard"]I'm guessing you can work at these on a SG badge?[/quote I would imagine so as mcdonalds does not serve alcohol so in that case its no different to standing in a shop dealing with groups of youths being a pain in the butt. Having said that thought i think most places as noise stopper said want the ds badge holders
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Postby dave_hedgehog » 13 Feb 2009, 11:53

Where it's a licence condition the council/ police always insist on a minimum of a DS (orange stripe) SIA licence.

I don't see thats it's much different in principle to what store guards and shopping centre security do and they have SG (blue stripe) licences.
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Postby dalton » 13 Feb 2009, 12:37

Spoke to head of investigation at SIA last year, apparantly if you work at food premesis ie subway,macdonalds you do not need to be licensed if it is not a stipulation on the venues license, the same applies to taxi marshalls. Thoughts ???
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Postby karlbee » 13 Feb 2009, 14:35

Dalton that would only apply if you worked in house,if you are sub contracted you will be performing a security role and therefore need at least a SG badge
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Postby djrobski99 » 13 Feb 2009, 17:22

Maccy D Wycombe uses doorstaff - he's a one man door, but the guy I work for supplies other venues in the area (as well as Maccy D) - so we are only a radio call away if anything happens.

Guess it's all money for D/S but I'd not want to have it as a regular spot.
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Postby nicebloke » 13 Feb 2009, 17:51

We seem to hear more shouts over the radio for police assisitance, from maccy dees than any other venue lately!!
I dont know anyone in their right mind that would work there.... It would be like running a creche!!!
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Postby HoT-MetaL » 13 Feb 2009, 18:45

I once worked a fast-food place for a while, it was one of two kebabs surrounded by five nightclubs and I can safely say it was one of the roughest venues I ever worked.
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