October Restaurant Scores

The following restaurant scores were reported in Pineville between Sept. 12 and Oct. 11:

Lowest scores

• China Express/Ming’s Restaurant, 315 S. Polk St., 28134 – 93
Violations included: No paper towels at back hand-washing station in kitchen; four severely dented cans stored with other cans; pink mold on ice shield and mold on tea urn; food not cooled properly; general cleaning needed.

• TLC Wings & Grill, 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road, 28134 – 93.5
Violations included: Raw eggs stored on top of container of lettuce and cheese, allowing for possible contamination; mold build up in two tea urn nozzles; food not cooled properly; employees not wearing hair restraints; general cleaning needed.

• China Buffet, 9931 Lee St., 28134 – 94
Violations included: Paper towel dispenser at preparation sink damaged; label needed on bottle of bleach; food not cooled properly; containers not dried properly; general cleaning needed.

28134

• 7-Eleven, 105 S. Polk St. – 96
• Applebee’s, 10921 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 97
• Buca Di Beppo, 10915 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 96.5
• Captain D’s, 10601 Centrum Pkwy. – 95
• China Buffet, 9931 Lee St. – 94
• China Express/Ming’s Restaurant, 315 S. Polk St. – 93
• Corner Café/Fish Fare, 11200 Nations Ford Road – 98.5
• Delicias Colombianas, 212 N. Polk St. – 94.5
• Dive N, 109 N. Polk St. – 96
• Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant, 10015 Lee St. – 96
• Great Wraps, Carolina Place Mall – 96
• Harper’s Restaurant, Carolina Place Mall – 97.5
• Monkey Joe’s, 601 N. Polk St. – 98
• Olive Garden, 9421 Pineville-Matthews Road – 96.5
• Sterling Elementary School cafeteria, 9601 China Grove Church Road – 99
• Sweet Tea’s Restaurant, 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road – 97
• Taco Bell, 10917 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 97.5
• TLC Wings & Grill, 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road – 93.5
• Wasabi Sushi, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 96.5

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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