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Restrooms Are For Customers Only

December 18, 2014 Featured, Retail 3 Comments

We’ve all encountered businesses that keep their public restroom(s) under lock & key, requiring you to ask for a key at the counter. The other day I had lunch with a couple of friends but the restroom access was simple while keeping out non-customers.

Restroom sign & lock at the Chipotle at the "Flying Saucer" on Grand.
Restroom sign & lock at the Chipotle at the “Flying Saucer” on Grand.

Each receipt has a restroom code, the deadbolt you lock on the inside shows to others if the restroom is occupied or vacant. Great solution! I’m not sure how often they change the code, still probably easier than messing with a key on a stick or letting non-customers use the restrooms.

— Steve Patterson


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  1. Sgt Stadanko says:

    great idea- hope it catches on thanks, Sarge

  2. Cheryl Hammond says:

    I hate asking for the key or for someone to unlock the restroom. For example, at Walgreens. I love this idea. Even better would be to just let the public use the restrooms. But I don’t know the economics of that.

  3. Sgt Stadanko says:

    This is a great idea. If i am paying good, hard-earned money at a restaurant, I would hope to have a clean restroom. The problem with opening it up to non-customers, you get the lowest common denominator using it and it becomes filthy.

    Check out a Walmart restroom that isn’t serviced on the hour. Disgusting. The Public is full of filthy slobs that use excessive toilet paper and clog the toilets up. Then someone getting paid minimum wage has to clean up after this scum.

    Hats..err? Sombreros off to Chipotle! Thanks, Sarge


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