GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - An area sports grill has received critical violations on six health inspections since December for having nearly more seats in the restaurant than they're permitted to have.
The restaurant is the 250 Sports Grill located at 1390 Broad Street in Goochland County.
The report from the Virginia Department of Health said an inspector observed 73 seats when the restaurant is only permitted for 50. The over-seating problem has occurred during six health inspections in a row since late last year.
According to health officials, a restaurant's sewage system has to be tested and evaluated to see if it can handle the additional patrons.
During their last health inspection, the 250 Sports Grill received nine critical violations, along with five non-critical violations, eight of which were repeat infractions.
The inspector's report says some chicken was not cooked to a high enough temperature, so they re-cooked it.
When asked, the owner said the extra seats mentioned in the reports are stools but, they have since scaled them back.
The owner went on to say that all violations were corrected right away and they are currently working to sell the 250 Sports Grill.
Indian restaurant Lehja, located in Short Pump Town Center has also had its share of violations, receiving four critical infractions, plus seven non-critical violations during its last inspection.
Those inspection records note that sauces were not being adequately cooled to prevent bacteria growth and rice was not being kept hot enough. Those and one other violation were corrected immediately.
On a return inspection days later, the report says Lehja earned a perfect score and its annual permit was renewed.
The NBC12 Restaurant Report Hall of Fame Award was given to Panera Bread at 7104 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield.
The popular sandwich and salad shop not only bakes its own bread, it has aced seven out of nine health inspections over the last three years.
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