You could get banned from McDonald's and KFC
A McDonald's and KFC in the Midlands have hired security staff to keep their customers and staff safe after a rise in anti-social behaviour in and outside of their restaurants.
This act of hiring security occurred after the two side-by-side fast food restaurants, McDonalds and KFC on Park Street in Walsall, experienced an increase in anti-social conduct. The temporary security measure, taken in consultation with the local police, has been put into action to safeguard the restaurant's staff and customers.
Park Street is one of the main shopping avenues in Walsall and has a popular collection of shops and establishments.
Some may say that it’s an odd place to see bouncers and security staff, but with the rate of negative behaviour happening in and outside of their restaurant's proactive measures have to be taken.
How is Walsall that bad that maccies and KFC needs bouncers hahahahah
— George Wood (@georgewood9) February 3, 2018
The local police didn’t say that these occurrences were down to the individual businesses but instead, the West Midlands Police Tweeted:
Due to an increase in ASB inside and out of KFC on Park St, Walsall Town Centre security are now at the location and anyone causing ASB will be removed and banned. #ASB #saferwalsall pic.twitter.com/vP20JWboox
— St Matthew's WMP (@StMatthewsWMP) January 31, 2018
Since the rise in anti-social behaviour, Walsall council have implemented proactive measures in the town centre to push down on their zero tolerance to ASB.
Officers have been out tonight in Walsall Town Centre and have put the Public Space Protection Order notices on McDonalds , KFC and Betfred with the managers approval to make it absolutely clear that ASB on the town centre will not be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/xHzvGfYZjE
— St Matthew's WMP (@StMatthewsWMP) February 6, 2018
The Safer Walsall Partnership is an initiative that coordinates activity throughout the borough to improve community safety, anti-social behaviour, reduce crime, alcohol and substance abuse and environmental crime. Comprised of bodies like the Walsall Council, West Midlands Police, NHS Walsall, Walsall Probation and other key agencies; this partnership has successfully brought partners and communities together to help tackle local issues. You can follow the partnership on Twitter under the hashtag #saferwalsall.
However, having security outside our fast food restaurants isn't a new thing as some of us have seen bouncers around the restaurants before, especially inner-city locations, and the response to it has been hilarious.
— Dan Bunn (@danbunn1) November 16, 2017
I don’t think I’ll ever not find it funny walking past kfc near Liverpool St station when they have bouncers there during the week. WHO is causing that kind of trouble at 9.30pm on a Monday?! 😂
— Rachel Wheeler (@rachelhappyface) November 27, 2017