Diners get an appetite for Jamie's napkins
TV chef Jamie Oliver has complained that diners at his restaurants have developed a taste for items that are off the menu -- linen napkins and toilet flush handles.
The star, who has just opened an outlet in Dundrum, Dublin, says that thousands of napkins go missing every month. He has even been forced to weld the handles on to his toilets.
Oliver, whose empire is worth €185m, linked the thefts to the recession.
He told the 'Radio Times': "Thankfully, we're ridiculously busy. But I have noticed things in this recession, like people nicking the linen napkins.
"And we've had to have the handles and flushers welded on [the toilets].
"Some people were coming out for a meal and going home with half a toilet."