"We're at 2013 N. Ash right behind Pharr RV," Belinda de los Santos said. She opened Belle's Kitchen in April and already this hidden treasure in Northeast Lubbock is once again a top performer.
She says the recipe for a perfect health inspection score is hard work and routine, "Just follow the proper sanitization and cleaning that's required by our health department and make sure that all our food is kept at the right temperatures."
It's her cooking that keeps the customers coming back, "They come out a lot for the burritos in the morning. We get pretty busy then, but then we're really busy at lunch. We're doing hamburgers and stuff like that at lunch."
From breakfast burritos to Belle's Burgers, chili dogs and chicken strips - everything is made to order, no matter what time it is, "We've had people come up here and want a hamburger at 9:30 in the morning."
So how does it feel to be a two-time top performer? Belinda says, "It feels great! Exciting! It makes it all worthwhile."
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Now to our two low performers.
Ranch House Restaurant at 1520 Buddy Holly had six critical violations.
Management says all violations have been corrected. The report shows all but one were corrected during the inspection.
Our final low performer is Applebee's at 6501 4th Street where health inspectors found eight critical violations.
Management says all violations have been corrected. The report shows most of the violations were corrected while the inspector was there.