January 7: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Something wasn't fresh at one local restaurant known for fresh food, according to the State Health Inspector's report. That tops the list of this week's Restaurant Report.

In Richmond, DJ's Fresh Garden Café at 701 East Franklin Street had 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote there was a greenish blue substance on pasta sauce. All violations were corrected during the inspection.

Moving to Henrico, McDonald's at 5520 West Broad Street had 6 critical violations. The report says a worker placed raw burgers on the grill and continued to work without removing their gloves and washing their hands. One violation was corrected during the inspection. A follow-up report is not yet available.

In Chesterfield, Ching Wah at 6207 Belmont Road had 5 critical violations. The report says food was in contact with soiled utensils: a plastic take-out cup with no handle was used to dispense rice. Violations were corrected in a follow-up inspection. The restaurant has received several perfect scores on inspections in the past.

And up in Hanover, Ruby Tuesday at 805 England Street in Ashland had 4 critical violations. Corn, rice, beans, lobster, chicken, sour cream, and cheese sauce were holding at improper temperatures. Ruby Tuesday sent us a statement saying, "We cooperated fully with the health department and moved immediately to correct any and all violations that were cited. They have now all been addressed and corrected."

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 1601 Willow Lawn Drive in Henrico. The restaurant has earned perfect scores on all six of its health inspections over the last two years.

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