It's Food for Thought Thursday and if you like to go back for seconds and thirds, we've got just the place for you.
No Low Performers this time, but we will tell you what inspectors found inside two local schools, as well as "whata" local burger chain has to brag about. But let's get this party started with our featured Top Performer. They've made the list before with their buffet that's certain to take care of those hunger pangs. Let's fill up our plates with this edition of Food for Thought.
You can find plenty to pile your plate with at this all day buffet. Don Santos at 4805 Avenue Q has zero critical violations making them a Food for Thought Top Performer. "Good food and it's clean and all in all just a good place to eat," says General Manager Debbie Tello.
Debbie says making sure all this food is fresh and safe, and served in a clean restaurant boils down to team work. "They do a good job and they're constantly just wondering okay is it going to be today that we're going to get checked on but it's a team effort like i said and that's basically how it all works," says Tello.
Also this week, Whataburger at 4802 50th St. beefs up the Top Performing list with zero critical violations.
We've got two schools to tell you about, Hardwick Elementary is where one critical violation was found. A cooling unit did not have a thermometer--that violation was corrected on site.
Then it's over to MacKenzie Junior High where there were two critical violations; a dented can was found among other canned food items. That violation was corrected on site. Also rodent droppings were found inside a wood cabinet. A representative from Aramark, the company that oversees LISD's cafeterias told us the district has a contract with an extermination company and that the violation has been taken care of.