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Food for Thought Report 6.22

We begin at 402 Avenue Q. Where this Taco Bell crew works diligently every day making sure everything is perfect. And it is! Making them a Food for Thought top performer.

Food for Thought 6.22
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 6/22/06.

At our next stop, this prince feels like he is king of the world. Prince Castle Owner, Asaad Mousadiajam started working on this building at 811 50th Street more than a year ago. Dinning at marble tables and surrounded by Greek columns, your food is served on fine china. Now, Asaad's attention to detail is paying off with a perfect health inspection score. "Beauty of this location is we have an open kitchen. You can see everything is open and customers are watching," Asaad said.

"They can see pretty much what's going on with their food and how it's being made," says manager Crystal Hernandez.

My only question is with such a huge menu and so many food items - how do they keep everything so fresh? "Everything is visible and we don't make anything until customer orders," says Asaad. "When they order it we drop then and there. We don't just have it sitting there waiting; so everything always fresh," Crystal said. "Everything is fresh and all the meat is daily and soon as you call or walk in here, we start making for you," Asaad said.

So with such a variety, what does the prince and his crew suggest? "The quesadilla! It's huge, so I've always go to share it," Crystal said. "Everything's good! Everything!," Asaad said.

And finally, we head next door for our only low performer.

El Jalapeno at 5001 I-27 had four critical violations.

  • A cooler was holding at 44 degrees, it must be 41 degrees or colder.
  • A cook was not washing hands between tasks.
  • Employees were also not using sanitizer or glovers when handling ready-to-eat foods.
  • Several dishes were cracked or broken - not allowing for proper cleaning or sanitizing.

NewsChannel 11 contacted El Jalapeno for a comment, but did not receive a call back.

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