Food for Thought Report 1.4 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/4/07

Food for Thought Report 1.4

We begin the new year with only one low performer. As for the rest, if their New Year's resolution is striving for no violations four food establishments are off to a great start.

Food for Thought 1.4
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 1/4/07.

Let's take a look at this week's top performers:

Danny's Catering at 5101 Avenue Q South Drive set-up a flawless place for an inspection. They had no critical violations.

Colonel Sanders would be proud: Kentucky Fried Chicken at 6411 19th street is a repeat top performer.

If you've ever received food from South Plains Food Bank, know that it's handled with care. The warehouse at 4612 Locust Avenue was free of any violations.

Our final top performer is Pinkie's BBQ. They've been out here on "The Strip" for 50 years, but they've never been inspected by the City of Lubbock, until now.

"We've really always tried to follow the state regulations," Pinkie's BBQ manager Ty Scott says.

Lubbock City Council annexed Pinkie's BBQ and the rest of the area known as the strip into the city just more than a month ago. And their first inspection was great - just like their food, "If you've had this BBQ you're probably not going to want any other BBQ," Ty says.

Ty says they go through 1200 pounds of chicken gizzards and 300 gallons of sauce a week.

So what makes them so special? "It's a secret," Ty says. "We have quite a few people who come through town who haven't been in Lubbock in 20 or so years and they come out here just to get a sandwich."

Now to our only low performer.

Inspectors cited Wendy's at 5729 4th Street for four violations.

  • Raw hamburger patties were between 43 and 47 degrees. And the walk in cooler was holding at 45 degrees. Both must be 41 degrees or colder.
  • There was no hot water at hand wash sinks.
  • Due to the lack of hot water, employees were not properly washing their hands.
  • And finally an uncovered drink was found near food contact surfaces.

Management at Wendy's says all violations have been corrected. The report shows none were corrected during the inspection.

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