london - Self-service in the fast food restaurant is of course super convenient, generally you are quicker and you can endlessly scroll through the various food items while you are gazing at the screen. Yet it is not all rose fragrance and moonshine. A tour around several McDonald's branches in the United Kingdom shows that bacteria were present on screens in all these chains that normally only occur in the intestinal tract or faeces.
This is shown by research by the British Metro. In total, eight restaurants were put to the test in London and Birmingham. 'This kind of microbes can cause infections that people normally only incur in hospitals,' says Paul Matawele, a specialist in microbiology at London Metropolitan University.