Food for Thought Report 4.28 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/28/05

Food for Thought Report 4.28

The only low performer in Food for Thought this week is used to receiving top honors for the way they serve food that's heart healthy. But before we get to that, a couple clues who our top performer is... think car hops and cherry lime aids. Sonic, America's Drive-in at 4611 34th Street sits alone atop the top performer list. Tandy Perry, Sonic's Assistant Manager says, "We have a great team here. They stay busy cleaning at all times. We make sure we keep up with standards and procedures of the health department."

Food for Thought 4.28
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 4/28/05.

It doesn't hurt that Sonic Corporation itself audits each location's health procedures every three months. Perry says, "They're very strict." She also says that's why employees keep busy all day following a strict cleaning process. And that's why they have yet another Food for Thought plaque to place proudly in their window. Perry says, "We're very proud of getting a top performer. We always are. It just means the goal we're trying to achieve every time is, we're accomplishing it."

Bless Your Heart at 3701 19th Street will be working a little harder now to accomplish top performer esteem. Our only low performer had five critical violations.

  • A hand sink was being used to rinse utensils.
  • Dented cans were found in dry storage.
  • Egg whites, vegetable soup, and deli meat were not date marked.
  • A spray bottle containing a toxic substance was not labeled.
  • A cooking utensil and container used to store utensils were soiled.

All critical violations were corrected on site.

Bless Your Heart's owner tells NewsChannel 11 all their violations were minor. They always strive to meet the highest standards and usually get great reviews. They are very disappointed in their latest inspection and look forward to being back as a top performer soon. He also says the restaurant was not used to the inspector's style, they plan to schedule a meeting with him to discuss his expectations.

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