Health inspectors were busy out in the county and inside the city limits stepping into the kitchens of 40 food establishments. What they found equals a full plate in this installment of Food for Thought. Four Low Performers with a combined 18 critical violations will really add some meat to this week's report. But let's first wet our taste buds with those Top Performing restaurants as we take a bite our of this week's edition of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought.
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Next time you've got to take donuts to the office, why not buy them from a Top Performer? Rise N Shine at 6302 Frankford earns a perfect score this week with zero critical violations.
If tacos, tortillas and other Mexican favorites are what you're looking for, then look no further than this popular local fast food chain. Taco Villa at 7110 Quaker also earns a perfect score with zero critical violations.
The first Low Performer this time is Buns Over Texas at 3402 73rd St. That's where four critical violations were found. Violations including:
Other violations included a soiled floor in a freezer and tomatoes on the floor. The Manager at Buns Over Texas told me all violations have been corrected and everything has been taken care of.
New York Bakery at 7239 Quaker is next with four critical violations.
Other violations included wiping cloths not being properly stored when not in use and heavily soiled seals on cooling units. A staff member at New York Bagel told me the Manager was not there to answer our questions and would not be back for the day. When I asked if he could contact the manager and have him call me, he said they did not have the Manager's phone number. The inspection report says all critical violations were corrected on site.
Third on the Low Performing list is Whataburger at 7201 Quaker with five critical violations.
Other violations included broken seals on cooling units, food not covered during storage, a soiled ice machine and a problem with the date marking system. The Manager at Whataburger told us the violations received were just mistakes that had been overlooked, and that the restaurant is one of the cleanest in the Whataburger chain. He said everything was corrected on site, and the report states that as well.
Finally, Cattlebaron at 8201 Quaker gets five critical violations.
Other violations included walls, food containers and other areas in the kitchen that were soiled, and there was a problem with lighting in the freezer. The Manager at Cattlebaron did not wish to comment. The inspection report shows all critical violations were corrected on site.