May 19: Restaurant Report

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico restaurant had a series of bad inspections. Now they must pass their next inspection or they won't get their permit renewed.

The restaurant is the King of Szechuan at 3991 Glenside Drive in Henrico, which had seven critical violations, including roaches in the facility. The restaurant had 3 critical on a follow-up inspection, and 4 critical on another follow-up.

Since the restaurant's permit expired April 30, the inspector says the restaurant was given a 30-day temporary permit and will be re-inspected before the end of May. The inspector says all violations must be corrected to get their permit renewed.

The restaurant manager says all violations are now correct, they receive regular pest control, and that he is ServSafe certified. We'll keep you posted on the outcome of their next inspection.

Moving to Hanover, Buckhorn Restaurant at 100 North Carter Road had 6 critical violations. The report says the meat slicer was soiled. Violations were corrected during the inspection. Travel Centers of America, which owns the restaurant, sent us the following statement:

"On May 2, our company made a management change to our Buckhorn Family Restaurant on 100 North Carter Rd. in Ashland. The previous Manager had been on leave requiring an interim Manager who took responsibility for the location in April. On April 19, the Health Department made the new Manager aware of previous inspection issues and the new Management made a firm commitment to make all corrections within 48 hours. He did that. On April 25, the Health Department came back out and we passed the inspection completely without incident.

Our new site management embodies the high standards we embrace for all of our 163 company run restaurants across 41 states and we invite any Channel 12 viewers to visit the restaurant and provide their feedback directly on their experience."

In Chesterfield, the Hong Kong King Buffet at 10334 Midlothian Turnpike had 4 critical violations, including that the slicer had old food debris build-ups. The restaurant had all but one critical corrected by the re-inspection. We contacted the restaurant but did not receive comment.

McDonald's at 103 South Carter Avenue in Hanover wins the NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award. It's earned perfect scores on 3 out of its last 4 inspections and hasn't had a critical violation in two years. How do they do it in the fast paced world of fast food?

Answered William Washington, the owner and operator of this McDonald's location, "McDonald's as a whole is very committed to food safety in the community, good safe food at all times, no matter whether we're slow or busy."

You can feel happy that your Happy Meal came from a clean kitchen.

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