Weird souvenirs taken from Jamie Oliver's restaurant
Jamie Oliver has revealed that visitors to his Jamie's Italian restaurant chain take some pretty weird things home with them as souvenirs.
The celebrity chef told Radio Times that 30,000 napkins are stolen from the eatery per month, and that people even take things from the bathroom to remember their time at Jamie's Italian.
He said, “Thankfully, we’re ridiculously busy. But I have noticed things in this recession.
“Like people nicking the linen napkins from our restaurants. We now lose 30,000 a month.
“And there’s another thing: every restaurant of mine has the old-fashioned Thomas Crapper toilets because I’ve always thought they look wicked. But they’re really expensive and we’ve had to have the handles and flushers welded on because people were unscrewing them and nicking them."
The chain now has 30 locations in the UK and five overseas, including one in Sydney.