Five Lubbock restaurants, perhaps where you and your family eat, are low performers. That makes this edition of NewsChannel 11's Food for Thought report a whopper! Before we serve up the low performers, there is a cherry on top of this week's report. K-mart Supercenter's bakery had zero critical violations during their last inspection, making them our only top performer.
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As for the lows, inspectors found four critical violations at a long time Lubbock favorite. Josie's at 2332 19th Street is our first low performer. Violations included:
All violations were corrected on sight. Josie's manager tells us they strive for excellence at their restaurant.
Two Pinocchio's Pizza locations are also low performers this week. First, Pinocchio's at 1201 University. They had four critical violations.
The Pinocchio's at 5044 Frankford was also a low performer. They had five critical violations.
A Pinocchio's representative tells us everything was corrected on site and they will continue to strive for cleanliness.
Choochai Thai Cuisine at 2330 19th Street is our fourth low performer. Choochai's had four critical violations.
Choochai's manager tells us they buy all their food fresh every day or two, and their kitchen is healthy. All critical violations were corrected on site.
Finally, our fifth low performer. Casa Ole at 4413 South Loop 289 had five critical violations. All violations were corrected on site. Casa Ole even let NewsChannel 11 inside their kitchen to prove they've got nothing to hide.