"We call it controlled chaos," Chris Tzemos says lunch and dinner rushes are a family affair at his repeat top performer. "A perfect score makes us feel like we achieve our goals in a clean and sanitary restaurant."
Serving Lubbock for more than 35-years, Pete's Drive In at 529 34th Street cooks up yet another perfect score. "It's not hard to keep your establishment clean. It's just simple things like cleaning what employees are suppose to and taking temps of food and everything else," Chris says.
When it comes to the food, Chris says, "The burger. The burgers are the best. Pastrami is also good. Pastrami sandwich."
So still going strong after more than three decades, what's their recipe for success? "Fresh ingredients everyday," Chris adds.
Our only other top performer agrees. Their motto: "Better ingredients. Better pizza."
Papa John's at 2420 9th Street also delivers a perfect performance.
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Food for Thought 7.10
Now to this week's low performers.
The Windows Restaurant inside the Lubbock Inn at 3901 19th street had six critical violations.
Management was not available to comment, but according to the report, most of the violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.
Next we head to the Texas Café and Bar at 3604 50th Street. Where health inspectors also found six critical violations.
Management was unavailable to go on camera, but says all violations were immediately corrected. According to the report, all violations were corrected during the inspection.
And finally inspectors found seven critical violations at Doodle Bug Square 2. The daycare is located at 3309 101st Street.
We're told all violations have been corrected. According to the report, all except one violation was corrected while the inspector was there.