Roaches, bugs and the whole kitchen sink
Dining out this weekend? The inspectors at the Hamilton County Health Department had a great week reporting no failing grades among the more than 18 restaurants inspected.
Inspectors are still working overtime each night dealing with the food vendors at Riverbend.
According to Lead Inspector Jack Falcon, they have had tremendous success with the vendors this year, who understand what Hamilton County expects of them and their quality of food preparation and cleanliness.
Each week give you the low score and this week it's a 78, where we have a tie.
Remember, a failing grade is anything lower than a 70.
China Gourmet on Browns Ferry Road needs to pay more attention to their kitchen along with the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard.
At China Gourmet: Inspectors found roaches and other insects in the kitchen, food was not being thawed correctly, the floor was dirty and the can opener rusty. But this is bizarre; inspectors found the chef preparing food in the dish sink.
At McDonalds: Inspectors found waste water leaking in the food prep area, excessive flies in the kitchen, food was being stored on the floor and the freezer needs a good cleaning.
Once again, both restaurants scored a 78.
The high score of the week once again is a Subway restaurant, and this one on Amnicola Highway wins big with a 97.
Remember, if you have any complaints about a restaurant, hotel or motel, daycare center or swimming pool, you are welcome to call the Hamilton County Health Department Complaint Line at (423) 209-8110 or feel free to email me.
Enjoy your meal!