RESTAURANT REPORT: New owners correct problems at sports bar

RESTAURANT REPORT: New owners correct problems at sports bar

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A popular sports bar and grill in Henrico had several health inspections over the last three months with a series of repeated violations, due to new ownership.

JJ's Grille at 10298 Staples Mill Road had six critical violations on a recent inspection, plus five non-critical. The inspector wrote, "Too many critical violations." Owner Henry Brummitt says he and some partners bought JJ's in early August and have been working to correct problems.

"There were things that were pointed out that the old ownership was supposed to cover and we took over and we started taking care of a lot of them that weren't taken care of," Brummitt says.

The reports note three refrigerators not keeping food cold enough, so he says they just bought new ones. "We spent about $15,000 in the last two months on that equipment, so all of those issues have been resolved." Brummitt says.

The reports also say some employees weren't washing their hands before donning gloves and making sandwiches without gloves. "We've put in place some processes to make sure the hands are washed and gloves are worn at all times when required," Brummitt says. "We've also talked to all of our employees about getting some Serve Safe training."

The inspector has now issued their annual permit and Brummitt wants to welcome old and new customers. "It's still the same JJ's as far as what they came to love over the last seven years," he says.

Up Next, Big Daddy's at 11467 Robious Road in Chesterfield, which had four critical violations, plus nine non-critical. The report says Tylenol, a hairbrush, flip flops, and a hookah were in the food prep areas and the entire facility needed cleaning. Two violations were corrected during the inspection.

The Hall of Fame Award went to El Mundo de las Delicias, which has five food trucks that have been acing their health inspections while serving up their cuisine to loyal fans.

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