Restaurant Report Card: Sept. 30, 2013
WSIL -- Hardee's in Murphysboro received an 84 the last time the health inspector visited.
There were two critical violations; an employee was spotted going from raw to ready-to-eat food without washing their hands between glove changes, and there were fruit flies in the restaurant.
The inside of the ice machine, handles and doors of the ovens, pan racks in the cooler, and the mop sink all needed to be cleaned. Additionally, some of the baseboard in the ladies restroom was missing. The report notes Hardee's had good food temperatures and labeling.
A re-check a week later showed many of the issues, including the critical ones, were fixed, but the ice machine and cooler racks were still dirty. When the inspector returned for a third visit everything was corrected.
The manager says she keeps in close contact with the health department, and the inspector happened to come in on a busy day when they were short staffed.
It was an 89 for Denny's in Carbondale. The lone critical problem was part of a refrigerator not staying cold enough. It was empty at the time of the inspection.
Some cutting boards, the waffle iron and part of the wall were dirty. Damaged gaskets to the dish machine needed to be replaced, and a box of cups wasn't being stored off the floor. A follow-up the next day found the critical violation was fixed.
Aunt Minnie's Nibble and Chat in Pinckneyville scored a 92.
The only critical deduction was for a hand washing issue. Aunt Minnie's also lost a few points because some items weren't labeled correctly.
Southern Illinois favorite 17th Street Bar and Grill in Murphysboro was a high scorer with a 97. There were no critical issues, but the keg-erator in the bar needed a new drain system. Also, one of the tables in the kitchen needed to be cleaned.
And taking top honors this week, Gabby's in Ava with a perfect 100. The inspector praised Gabby's for good cleaning and labeling.
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