More than 20 kitchens were on the agenda for city health inspectors this week. Out of those, there are two Top Performers and four Low Performers.
They boast the funny name but serious sandwich, and we're taking their perfection in the kitchen seriously too. Schlotzky's at 5204 Slide Road is a Food for Thought Top Performer with zero critical violations.
Taking the cake, and a Top Performance certificate is Bakery Creations at 3414 82nd St. They also had zero critical violations.
The Low Performing list starts at Town and Country at 8112 Avenue H. Inspectors found four critical violations. Violations including
Other violations included improper storage of wiping cloths, personal items stored with food products, exposed portions of wood on kitchen equipment and products in original unlabeled containers.
The manager at Town and Country tells Food for Thought that all critical violations have been corrected, the inspection report states that as well.
Pizza Hut at 1905 50th St. is our next Low Performer with four critical violations.
Other violations included inadequate lighting in a walk in cooling unit, the interior ceiling of a walk in was heavily soiled with dirt, lint and mold, there was build up on an ice machine lid and utensils were not protected during storage.
A representative at the franchise office for Pizza Hut tells Food for Thought that this is the first time a local Pizza Hut has ever been a Low Performer, and that they take food safety very seriously. All managers are certified in a food safety course, and they will be watching to make sure they are not a Low Performer again. The inspection report states that all critical violations have been corrected.
Our next Low Performer is Taco Villa at 1911 50th St. The six violations found there included:
Other violations included a ceiling and fan soiled with dust and lint inside a walk in cooler, improper storage of wiping cloths and tiles missing from a wall.
A representative at Taco Villa's corporate offices told us all critical violations have been corrected, and this restaurant has been a Top Performer in the past. The inspection report says all critical violations were corrected on site.
Our last Low Performer is Arby's at 3215 50 Street. Inspectors found six critical violations. Violations including:
Other violations included inaccurate lighting in a cooling unit, toxic items not properly labeled, a dead roach found on the floor and wiping cloths not properly stored when not in use. The manager at
Arby's told us they are in the process of correcting all violations.