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Food for Thought: Three top performer and two low performers.

     There are five stops on the menu in this week's Food for Thought: Three top performer and two low performers.

     We start with the good news.


    The name may sound familiar - but the location is still pretty new.

     Burger House at 2405 19th cooks up a perfect score.


     This colonel knows the recipe for perfection.

     Kentucky Fried Chicken at 7902 University is a repeat top performer.


     And finally - our last stop sinks a hole in one.

     The Lubbock Country Club was flawless in their latest inspection.


     Now to this week's low performers.


Golden Corral 5117 SW Loop 289 had six critical violations.

* Cold food was not at the safe temperature of 41 degrees or below.

* Chicken and lasagna were not at least 135 degrees.

* An uncovered drink was on shelf in the meat cutting room.

* Cans were sharply dented.  This can cause bacteria growth inside the can.

* Chemicals were stored above bananas.

* Dirty or broken knives were stored with usable utensils.

Management tells us everything was corrected during the inspection.

The report shows that as well.

Management says their last inspection was a 97 - and they'll be even better on their next one.


Kwik Stop #3 at 4710 58th was cited for eight critical violations.

* BBQ and Corndogs were above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees. They were being kept inside a cooler with an ambient temperature of 60 degrees.

* An uncovered drink was next to food.

* A swollen container of cheese with an expired use-by-date was found. It was thrown out.

* BBQ beef and BBQ sandwiches had no expiration date.

* The inside of the ice machine was dirty. Inspectors noted the machine was to be emptied, cleaned and sanitized within 24 hours.

* There were no paper towels in the restroom.

* There were multiple dirty food contact surfaces.

* And finally - The inspector noted... Because of the scope of the violations and the multiple number of repeat violations - the manager did not demonstrate a knowledge of food safety.

Our calls for comment were unanswered.

The report shows most of the violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

Click here to see this week's report.

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