First phase of access implementation for Café Rouge

First phase of access implementation for Café Rouge

Café Rouge has implemented the first phase of its activity with AccessAble, conducting and publishing a full survey of the accessibility across 50 sites.

The activity follows July’s announcement that the French bistro had become the UK’s first major restaurant chain to work on detailed access guides with AccessAble.

The company has also updated the signage on easy access toilets from ‘disabled’ to ‘accessible’, in support of those who suffer from Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The next phase of activity includes plans to introduce two-handled cups for customers with dexterity challenges and portable ramps for branches with stepped access.

“It’s great to have implemented the first phase of our strategy with AccessAble,” says Greg Gibbons, brand director at Café Rouge. “We firmly believe that everybody should feel comfortable in visiting our restaurants, and the swift delivery of these guides demonstrates our commitment to achieving this.

“Many disabilities are invisible, and something as simple as adding a sign to our easy access toilets, can make a fundamental difference to those with specific needs. This is something we’re immensely proud to be implementing and we very much look forward to welcoming all customers for fantastic experiences over the Christmas period and into the New Year.”