RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It may not sound like a big deal, but the health department says it is. When foods are not kept at proper temperatures, bacteria can grow and make you sick. That's what inspectors reminded some restaurants about, as you'll see in this Restaurant Report.
We begin in Henrico at Hardee's at 4841 South Laburnum Avenue with 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that some chicken batter was found at 72 degrees when it should have been maintained at 41 degrees or below. The batter was thrown out and other violations were corrected on the spot. We contacted Hardee's but did not hear back.
Same problem just up the street, Teppanyaki Grill Supreme Buffet at 4338 South Laburnum in Henrico, with 9 critical violations. The report says sushi rolls, won tons, and mussels were all too warm. Some lo mein and cantaloupe were too warm on the next inspection, where 5 criticals were noted. But the restaurant had them all corrected on another follow-up inspection.
In Chesterfield, American Diner at 11001 Midlothian Turnpike had 4 critical violations. The report says staff were washing their hands at a sink with no soap, and that the facility needed to be cleaned. The diner had two critical violations on a follow-up, and was required to show the inspector a cleaning plan. All violations were corrected for the next follow-up ten days later. We called the diner, but did not receive comment.