Restaurant Report Card for week of May 30
Texas Roadhouse on La Salle Avenue in Waco passes with a 91, but they will need a follow-up inspection due to some repeat violations.
There was no sanitizer in the bucket, pans were being stacked wet and ice tea spoons were being stored with the handles down, so they had to be re-washed.
Flies were also seen landing on the food prep table and an employee had rubber bands on the wrist, which has been a problem for the restaurant.
The lowest score of the week belongs to the Starbucks on North General Bruce Drive in Temple.
They made an 85.
The inspector found uncovered milk containers in the fridge directly under racks that had buildup on them, and mold and mildew that had built up behind the equipment in the back storeroom.
Fourteen out of 20 employees didn’t have their health certifications, and there was water seeping out of the base of the toilet in the men's restroom.
The permit was withheld until the violations were corrected.
In Killeen at the Asian Buffet on East Central Texas Expressway, they were storing trays of squid and shrimp on the floor of the freezer rather than at least 6 inches above the ground as required.
The soda spigots were moldy and there was no soap at the hand sink.
The inspector also saw rodent droppings all over the storage room.
They made a 92 but had a follow-up inspection showing they are working with a pest control company to stop the rodent problem.
This week's Clean Plate winner: Pablo's On the River in Belton where breakfast is served starting at 6:00 a.m.