Fort Worth, TX inspections: Restaurants with most violations

Several Fort Worth restaurants have recently been found violating city health regulations to protect customer safety, possibly even more crucial during the coronavirus pandemic. These violations include employees who fail to wash their hands or disinfect surfaces and managers who fail to keep logs for sick people.

According to a comprehensive database of health inspections in July and August, many restaurants also faced problems such as mold, cockroaches and rodents, as well as “dead or trapped birds”.

The overview compiled by Star-Telegram gives an insight into the inner workings of the restaurants in Fort Worth and the processes behind the kitchen doors. Health inspectors distributed violations with appropriate scores, and any restaurant that scored above 30 was instructed to take corrective action within 48 hours. According to the database, only one restaurant fits this category – Tres Betos Taqueria on NE 28th Street, which scored 43 points.

The restaurant reportedly did not have a written employee health policy and was unable to restrict food contact with bare hands and the proper disposal of wastewater. According to the database, the employees had not completed an “accredited food handler course” within a week of the start.

Three Fort Worth restaurants fell a point below 30 after compiling long lists of violations: Ashim’s Hibachi Grill on West Fourth Street, House of Pho on South Hulen Street, and Hoya Korean Kitchen on West Third Street.

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Two restaurants struggled with masks, including Panther City BBQ on East Pennsylvania Avenue – where staff “did not wear required masks” – and Napoli’s Pizza on North Beach Street, where workers never wore masks. The database did not contain any information on social distancing violations.

The tool from the Star Telegram allows the user to search for keywords, from specific violations to the names of restaurants.

15 companies were found without violations:

  • AP Catering Service on Bryan Avenue
  • Belenty’s Love Mexican vegan restaurant on the Blue Bonnet Circle
  • Biscuit Bar on East Exchange Avenue
  • BNSF Cafe on Lou Menk Drive
  • Courtyard Fort Worth on the West Freeway
  • Dukes on Boat Club Road
  • La Jaiba Brava Mexican food on the Jacksboro Highway
  • Pazthor on East Berry Street
  • Renaissance Worthington Hotel on Main Street
  • Sear-N-Dip on the North Tarrant Parkway
  • Sonic on Clifford Street
  • Taqo Guy on Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Trinity College Irish Pub on Currie Street
  • Wayback Burger on Saginaw Boulevard
  • Whataburger on Golden Triangle Boulevard

According to the Fort Worth City Health Inspection website, “The results here are only a snapshot of the facility at the time the inspector arrived. Conditions could be better or worse with no inspector present. “

Here are the inspection results and violations for restaurants within Fort Worth city limits for July and August 2020. Results are based on an error system. 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 restaurant inspections July through August. 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.

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