If you've got an appetite for a sweet breakfast treat or piping hot pizza, then you're in luck. Let's take a bite out of this week's edition of Food for Thought.
If doughnuts are the way you like to start your day, why not get some from a Top Performer? Jack N Jill Donuts at 8001 Quaker earns a perfect score this week with zero critical violations.
Pappa John's at 3300 82nd Street is also a Top Performer this week with no critical violations.
Now on to the Low Performers starting with Pinkie's at 4906 East Highway 84 with four critical violations. Violations including:
Pinkie's management could not be reached for comment, but the report states all violations were corrected on site.
Burrito Sabroso at 1212 MLK Boulevard is where five critical violations were found.
The owner of Burrito Sabroso said the person who handled trash before cooking without washing his hands was not a restaurant employee, but someone hired to take out the trash, and then compensated with a meal. The food he was preparing was for himself, not for customers. The owner said the open bag of rice on the floor was an oversight and as for the roaches, he says they exterminate regularly.
Arby's at 4020 82nd street is our next Low Performer. Four violations were found there.
Other violations included improper storage of an ice scoop, exposed wood on a counter, seals on cooling units not maintained and a soiled lid on an ice machine. The manager at Arby's said all violations have been corrected.
Whataburger at 7201 Quaker had five critical violations.
Other violations included extreme build up inside a warmer, inadequate lighting in a freezer, a heavily soiled lid and exterior on an ice machine, exposed wood on a counter, a heavily soiled cooler and employees smoking in the back room.
The manager at Whataburger told us an employee had been cracking eggs and accidentally left a shell behind. He also said a spray bottle of cleaner was only sitting near the condiments and drink station momentarily. The manager said they appreciate the inspectors and all they do to keep Whataburger doing what they need to do for the public, and all violations have been corrected.
Santa Fe at 401 Avenue Q is our next low performer with five critical violations.
Other violations included heavily soiled floors in the kitchen and back room area. The manager of Santa Fe said all violations have been corrected.
Finally Texas Burrito at 2219 50th is a low performer this week with five critical violations. Violations including:
Other violations included beans found stored on the floor, food being improperly thawed, an unapproved dispensing container in the hot sauce and a dead roach on the floor. The manager at Texas Burrito says all violations have been corrected.