Restaurant Ratings: Broken Bowls & Dirty Fries

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Didn’t Cut the Mustard:

Panda III at 1070 N. Brindlee Mountain Parkway in Arab: Score of 80

  • Inadequately designed food container.
  • Improper cooling procedures and inadequate hot holding temperatures.

New China Restaurant at 1668 Beltline Road, SW in Decatur: Score of 84

  • Broken Bowl

McDonald's at 4965 N. Memorial Parkway  in Huntsville: Score of 84

  • Fountain drink nozzles and the interior of French-Fry dispenser was dirty.

Golden Spoon:

The Perch Coffee House & Café at 1801 Beltline Road, SW in Decatur: Score of 99

Keep in mind, at all restaurants in the state of Alabama, a satisfactory score is 85 or above.  A score of 59 or less would result in an immediate suspension of a restaurant’s food permit and they would close.

An establishment that scores below 85 is required to correct their critical violations within 24 to 48 hours and be re-inspected within 60 days.  A score of below 60 results in closure and the establishment will not be allowed to legally re-open until all critical violations are abated and their inspection score is 85 or above.

The Alabama Department of Public Health posts restaurant ratings on its website.  Search for your favorite restaurant now and find out their score.