Health inspectors stopped by several Lubbock restaurants during the holidays to make sure they were keeping clean. It's a short order in Food For Thought this week with only two restaurants on our lists. Health inspectors actually charged our low performer a fee this week, but let's get started at the top! To see the complete list of this week's inspections just click on this FoodforThought link.
Our only top performer, Jumbo Joe's, bagged a perfect score at 3218 34th Street with zero critical violations. The 7-Eleven at 5746 82nd Street wasn't as lucky, they have 8 critical violations. Rust, corrosion, mildew, and mold was forming around their soda nozzles, sausage was not at the safe hot temperature, a scrub brush was in a hand sink, and hand sinks are for hand washing only. The hand sink was also missing paper towels. There was no tip sensitive thermometer and a plastic storage shelf was dirty. Burritos and ham, egg, and cheese biscuits were not at the safe cold temperature, this was a repeat violation. Finally, due to the multiple critical violations, health inspectors say that the manager did not demonstrate food safety knowledge.
Most of their violations have been corrected, but health inspectors did charge the 7-Eleven a re-inspection fee of $90 because of the multiple critical violations and repeat violations. The report notes that their permit will be issued once all the violations have been corrected. KCBD NewsChannel 11 tried getting in touch with management for a comment but haven't heard back.