The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected these restaurants from July 2 to 8:

Lowest Scores

• Chili's Grill & Bar, 2521 Sardis Road N. – 82

Violations include: Lack of oversight observed throughout kitchen; handsink had drink-build up and a straw; corn cobs, penne pasta and salsa weren't cooling fast enough; corn cobs weren't held hot enough; chicken tenders, chicken breast filets, cheese slices and sliced tomatoes weren't held cold enough; and sliced turkey dated June 24 was still in reach-in.

• Fiesta Mexican Cuisine, 11329 E. Independence Blvd. – 87

Violations include: Certified food protection manager wasn't available; paper towels were missing from handsink; raw meat was stored over ready-to-eat foods; dish machine wasn't dispensing sanitizer at proper concentration; cheese dip, refried beans, rice and shredded chicken weren't held hot enough; cut lettuce, shredded cheese and cooked pork didn't have date marks.

Matthews

• Cmak European Deli, 1544 Matthews-Mint Hill Road – 98

• Fiesta Mexican Cuisine, 11329 E. Independence Blvd. – 87

• Pizza Spiga, 3509 Matthews-Mint Hill Road – 94

Mint Hill

• Char Bar No. 7, 7312 Town View Drive – 92.5

• Hop Feng II, 9229 Lawyers Road – 94

• Papa John's, #6607032 Brighton Park Drive – 94.5

• Showmars, l6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Road – 94

Charlotte (28227)

• Chili's Grill & Bar, 2521 Sardis Road N. – 82

• Sunrise Restaurant, 8923 Albemarle Road – 96

• Taqueria Express Grill, 6927 Albemarle Road – 94

• Tazikis Mediterranean Cafe, 7107 Waverly Walk Ave. – 95

Charlotte (28270)

• Be Em Asian Kitchen, 1848 Galleria Blvd. – 91.5

• Best Wok, 1717 Sardis Road N. – 95

• Circle K, 9726 Monroe Road – 97

• Tony's Pizza, 1605 Galleria Blvd. – 93.5

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