60 food establishments were visited by City Health Inspectors this week, and quite a few of them are feeling the love of a top performing score.
They're used to hamming it up with a perfect score. This Valentine's Day you could say the folks at Glazed Honey Ham at 3424 82nd St. have fallen in love with being a Food for Thought top performer that is. This is their 5th time to make the list and owner John Boling says that's because of his winning team. "They know what we expect and what our customers expect and I just have to attribute it to our good employees and our good manager," said Boling.
Boling says he wants to leave nothing to the imagination when it comes to delivering what customers' want. "I want them to know they're going to get consistent food, they're going to get a clean atmosphere, good food and what else can you expect?"
Another top performing certificate this week goes to Sugarbaker's at 4601 South Loop 289. Over the past 15 years it's proven to be one of Lubbock's most popular luncheon and dessert spots and owner Wendy Matthews attributes that to a top rate staff. "When a customer comes through the door we want them to be greeted with the best smile but not only with that, with cleanliness and make sure everything is sanitized and clean."
Cupid also shot a few other local places with a top performing certificate this Valentine's Day. Smoothie King at 4210 82nd St. is a top performer. The list continues at Covenant Health System, that's where three more top performers can be found. Chic Fil A, Burger King, and Itza Pizza at Covenant all earned perfect scores.
Bakery Creations at 3414 82nd Street with no critical violations and Schlotsky's at 3719 19th Street rounds out the list of top performers this week.
Now on to our low performers. Arby's at 3215 50th St. received four critical violations. Violations including:
Other violations included an ice scoop not properly stored, inadequate lighting in a cooler, and a heavily soiled slicer.
NewsChannel 11 was unable to reach management at Arby's for comment, but the inspection report says all violations were corrected on site.
Our next low performer is Mario's Drive In at 2001 Clovis Road. Inspectors reported seven critical violations. Violations including:
The Owner at Mario's tells NewsChannel 11that all violations have been corrected.