Café Rouge has announced that it will become the first major restaurant business to provide disabled people, carers and all those with access requirements detailed access guides of its facilities via AccessAble.
The “breakthrough” step, which the company said “clearly demonstrates” its efforts to provide “outstanding” dining experiences for all, will see extensive research conducted across the business’s estate, analysing the existing facilities.
The guides, which will be available via both the Café Rouge and AccessAble websites, will detail the facilities available across its estate, ranging from car parking spaces and accessible toilets to hearing loops and lighting levels helping the UK’s 13 million disabled people, and seven million carers, make informed decisions on where best to dine.
Greg Gibbons, brand director at Café Rouge, said: “We recognised that three out of four people with access needs will not visit a new place unless they have the confidence that such guides can bring. We’re proud to be the first major restaurant business to take the progressive step of increasing awareness of accessibility across our estate and to be supporting issues faced by millions of people across the UK.”
He added: “By working closely with AccessAble to publish the guides, we can make the vital move to ensuring that the well-loved, traditional Café Rouge offer and the heritage of the brand can be enjoyed by all.”