Lack of soap, grease on utensils lead to violations at two restaurants

Restaurant Report: Popular chain locations get bad reports

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - In this week's restaurant report we're breaking down some of their most recent health inspections at a couple of popular chain restaurants and a food truck.

O’Charley’s on Tennessee Place in Midlothian had 12 violations including four priority violations, two priority and six core.

A health inspector found no soap at the hand washing sink in the bar as well as the food-contact surfaces of some plates and utensils were not observed sanitized.

The restaurant’s manager says the violations were minor and everything has been corrected. He had no other comment.

America’s Best Wings, which has locations in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia, had seven violations, four priority violations and three priority foundation violations at its Nine Mile Road location in Henrico.

The inspector found food debris and grease on utensils and equipment. The manager says they have addressed the concerns with staff members and everything has been corrected.

This week’s Hall of Fame award winner is Caribbean Grill II. The food truck’s last five inspections were perfect.

Each year the owner, Fillmore Moses, travels to the Caribbean and learns new recipes from his family, adding one new item to the menu each year.

Last week’s Restaurant Report mentioned violations at La Hacienda Street Food and Tequila, located in the Stony Point Fashion Park.

The restaurant had 21 violations, which included salsa and sauces in the fridge that should have been discarded three days prior, and grime on the fry vat, oven and small prep table.

The manager said last week he would show NBC12 around and explain more of his side. We reached out multiple times this week and have not heard back.

This is how the Virginia Department of Health describes its violations on its website:

  • Priority identifies a provision in the Regulations whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention, or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard.
  • Priority foundation identifies a provision in the Regulation whose application supports, facilitates, or enables one or more Priority items.
  • Core identifies a provision that is not Priority or Priority foundation and that usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities, equipment, or general maintenance.

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