Restaurant redemption: UK kebab shop owner cleans up
Posted: December 30th, 2010 - 8:44am
Who hasn’t made mistakes? Mine are documented in all sorts of ways and places.
Resat Gundogdu, a U.K. restaurant owner who was fined £24,000 after E. coli was found in his kebab shop, has now been praised for his impeccable hygiene standards, earning the maximum five stars in his latest Scores On The Doors hygiene inspection.
This is Sussex reports Mr Gundogdu pleaded guilty to six charges of failing to maintain proper standards in food hygiene and health and safety, when he appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court last November.
The court was told how council officers found high levels of the bacteria on food surfaces, taps, food boards and floor tiles.
But in just over a year, Mr Gundogdu, 51, has transformed the restaurant and even renamed it, calling it Real Barbecue and Bar.
"I know I have made mistakes. All I can do is apologize for what happened last year. I have apologised to customers about the way the restaurant was kept."
Now, Mr Gundogdu is looking forward to being presented with his five star Scores On The Door window sticker and certificate, in the new year.
“I will be making sure I put my sticker proudly in my window. What matters is I have learnt from my mistakes."