Food for Thought Report 9.9 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/9/04

Food for Thought Report 9.9

Our first top performer is a brand new Lubbock restaurant. The Lunch Box at 1620 Avenue Q just opened on September 1st and had zero critical violations during their first inspection. Co-owner Tracy Barden says the goal is fast, home cookin'.   "Homemade recipes.  It may be a little cliche but our food is from the heart."

Our next stop, is Taco Villa at 5139 80th. Manager, Chris Arellano says, "We pride ourselves on a safe environment for our customers and the way we start is by hiring the right people."

Food for Thought 9.9
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 9/9/04.

Another Taco Villa at 7110 Quaker is also a top performer with zero critical violations.

Last but not least, the Sonic Drive-In at 101 North University had a perfect inspection. 

La Malinche Restaurant at 1105 2nd Place is our only low performer this week. They had six critical violations. Violations including: 

  • Rice, beans and ground beef cooling at room temperature
  • Eggs and shredded cheese above the required cool temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Ground beef on the food line at 75 degrees well below the reqired hot temperature of 140.
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