South Charlotte-area restaurant health inspections: Nov. 16 to 23

The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected the following restaurants from Nov. 16 to 23:

Worst Scores
• Burger King, 1729 Sardis Road N., 28270 – 92
Violations included: Open food container and sauces and uncovered drink kept on food preparation area; employee didn’t wash hands between serving and handing cash register; employee used bare hands to handle ready-to-eat foods; flies in kitchen and dining area; employee needed to trim his/her fingernails; employee wearing jewelry on hands while preparing food; faucets needed repairing; general cleaning needed.

• Waffle House, 4739 South Blvd., 28210 – 92
Violations included: No employee health policy in place; dish machine not reaching sanitizing temperatures; biscuit gravy not kept at safe temperature while in use; food not kept at safe temperature in cooler; cooler not working properly; date marking not used on ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods; sanitizer pans not labeled; stem thermometer not calibrated correctly; utensils not stored correctly; gaskets need replacing; general cleaning needed.

All Scores
28134
• Applebee’s, 10921 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 96

28210
• Food Lion, 10120 Johnston Road
Produce – 99.5
• Musashi Japanese Restaurant, 10110 Johnston Road – 95
• Quail Hollow Middle School cafeteria, 2901 Smithfield Church Road – 98
• Taipei South, 10106 Johnston Road – 94.5
• Tin Tin Buffet, 10215 Park Road – 96.5
• Waffle House, 4739 South Blvd. – 92
28211
• Bojangles’, 4435 Randolph Road – 97.5
• Cotswold Elementary School cafeteria, 300 Greenwich Road – 98
• Food Lion, 931 N. Wendover Road
Deli – 99.5
Meat – 98.5
• IHOP, 336 S. Sharon Amity Road – 97.5

28226
• Blanchard’s Deli, 5721 Carmel Road – 95
• Sonny’s, 3351 Pineville-Matthews Road – 96

28270
• Burger King, 1729 Sardis Road N. – 92
• Providence Day School cafeteria, 5800 Sardis Road N. – 97.5

28277
• City Tavern, 7828 Rea Road – 96
• The Flying Biscuit, 7930 Rea Road – 97
• Hickory Tavern Raw Bar & Grill, 11504 Providence Road – 96
• McAlpine Elementary School cafeteria, 9100 Carswell Lane – 99
• The Meat House, 8410 Rea Road – 99
• Papa John’s, 16049 Johnston Road – 98
• Providence Spring Elementary School cafeteria, 10045 Providence Church Lane – 98.5
• Red Bowl, 10822 Providence Road – 95
• Shining Stars Academy cafeteria, 14115 Lancaster Hwy. – 97
• Stadium Sports Tavern, 8155 Ardrey Kell Road – 97
• Villa Antonio, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way – 95.5
• The Wok, 11508 Providence Road – 97.5

About the grades
Restaurants are given grades of A for scoring at least 90 percent, B for 80 to 89 percent and C for 70 to 79 percent. The state revokes permits for restaurants that score below 70 percent. Restaurants are no longer eligible for two bonus points if an employee has completed a food service sanitation program within three years. Find more details on Mecklenburg County restaurants at the health department’s website, http://Mecklenburg.digitalhealthdepartment.com/.

- Compiled by Mike Parks

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