Fort Worth restaurant inspections: Roaches in TCU Chick-Fil-A
The Chick-Fil-A at the TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union was temporarily closed on May 6 after a health inspector observed live cockroaches in a dishwasher, according to a health inspection report and a college spokesperson.
The restaurant, one of dozen inspected in Fort Worth last week, was told it would have to close pending corrective action for the “serious violations,” the inspection report shows. Despite the order, the inspector said, the facility’s management refused to “close”.
However, a TCU spokesman said in an email on Wednesday: “The instructions from the health department have been followed and the facility has been closed for 90 minutes. During this time the problem was resolved and the health department approved the reopening. “
The inspection was one of three inspections conducted at Brown-Lupton University Union on 2901 Stadium Drive last Thursday. A TCU spokesman confirmed that the restaurant that had to close was the Chick-Fil-A.
Sodexo is the company that runs the restaurants within the union.
“We appreciate our long-term partnership with Sodexo and have great confidence in their cleanliness standards,” said the TCU spokesman in the statement. “TCU and Sodexo consider the Tarrant County Health Department our partner in maintaining the highest standards.”
The facility received only four total violations, which fell among several other facilities inspected between May 2nd and May 8th.
While no restaurant scored 30 or more points on its violations in the past week – the limit at which a restaurant must take immediate corrective action – there have been some that scored over 20. That includes Ninja Sushi and Grill on the 4714 Southwest Loop 820 a score of 26, the highest. The violations included keeping sushi rice outside for more than four hours, the inspection shows, and keeping food in a refrigerator at the wrong temperature.
Two restaurants had 23 violations, one had 22 and one had 20 after inspections.
Three restaurants had no violations.
One of the most common violations over the past week was the storage of food at unsuitable temperatures, for which 10 restaurants were cited. Seven reportedly had organics in ice machines or, in one case, in seals on a cold holding unit at a prep station. Three, including the Chick-Fil-A, learned that it did not control insects or pests.
On a follow-up exam, the Lone Star Oyster Bar received a score of 9.
The Star Telegram publishes the previous week’s health inspections in a database every week. Users can scroll through inspections or use the search bar to find restaurant names or keywords.
Here are the inspection results and violations for restaurants within Fort Worth city limits May 2-8, 2021. The results are based on a system of errors. If the total exceeds 30, the restaurant must take corrective action immediately for all critical violations identified and then has 48 hours to take corrective action for all other violations. Enter a keyword or restaurant name to search the restaurant inspections. You can also sort by score.
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Jack Howland is a news and corporate reporter. Before joining Star Telegram in May 2019, he spent two and a half years as a breaking news reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.