You may have heard about how cheap and yummy Goood Frickin' Chicken is. The place has a growing legion of fans from critics and regular customers alike. They give you heaps of freshly made food for a relatively low cost--most meals run in the $6 to $10 range with lots of leftovers. Don't forget how wonderful the housemade flat bread smells and tastes. These things of course impressed me on a recent visit. What really blew me away, though, was a walk down the stairs, to the restroom.
The stairs leading to the bathroom give a grand view into the prep kitchen, where produce is diced, chickens are marinated, and flour is mixed for bread. There were two prep cooks bent over their work, and one ran passed me to grab some supplies. Everything was clean and immaculate. I've worked in many restaurants and know it's a real challenge to keep mice and cockroaches at bay. It can turn into a constant battle unless all staff strictly follow clean up and storage procedures. Goood Frickin' Chicken looks like they have obliterated all messes and potential cockroach visits completely.
The above counter space can easily turn into a haven for little bugs, because its an ideal place to hide and consume sticky stuff, and crumbs. At Goood Frickin' Chicken, the pots and pans were stored in an orderly fashion. There was no dust, crumbs, or bugs anywhere. The soap containers at the hand washing station were full and had obviously been used to wash hands (rather than produce or poultry-a Biiig no-no) recently. Goood Frickin' Chicken has great food and low prices, but it's the clean factor that has wooed me to more visits. For a self proclaimed germ freak, that is Goood news.