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This Blog is about doors that you will specifically find in a restaurant. I went out for a meal last week and as usual, I was drawn to the doors. There was nothing special about the doors themselves, but more the way in which they were used within the restaurant.
Like most restaurants, this one featured an “in door” and an “out door” to and from the kitchen. This allows waiting staff to pass in and out with plates of food without bumping into each other; this is a simple, yet effective system. Many offices with double doors feature a similar system to allow people to pass each other with hot drinks. I assume this is a health and safety recommendation often the drive for most things like this within a work environment.
Another special door requirement within a restaurant is inside the kitchen and something we patrons don’t normally get to see. Walk-in chillers and freezers must feature an opening from the inside. If like me, you are a fan of thriller films and crime and detective television programmes, you will certainly have come across an incident where a poor victim is locked inside a freezer. This seems to be a common crime scene. However the reality is that health and safety advice dictates that this should not be possible as the door must be able to open from the inside and written instructions must state how to use the door. An audible alarm should also be fitted and tested on a regular basis so if someone does end up locked inside the door they can raise the alarm.
If you own a restaurant and you are looking to update your facilities, why not check out the collection of doors at Doorsan? We have a variety of styles from traditional to modern and a variety of sizes as well as custom sized doors. We also offer a variety of fire doors, available in stylish designs, to complement your establishment, some of which are available in custom bespoke sizes.