There aren’t many restaurants where you can order burritos and spring rolls off the same menu, but Chico & Chang, 447 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, is such a place.
When the restaurant’s health inspection score took a tumble last week, management acted quickly to turn things around. They voluntarily closed the business after receiving a failing score of 51 on a routine Fulton County health inspection July 25.
There was much work to do. The entire facility needed detailed cleaning, according to the inspector’s report. Management was instructed to deep clean all equipment, including the walk-in cooler and freezer. All gaskets, fryers and shelves also needed cleaning.
In addition, prepared food wasn’t labeled and stored correctly. Some food items were kept in grocery bags, and others were on the floor instead of shelves.
Employee Kelly Yum, the owner’s daughter, said the staff “just did what the inspector told us to do.” “Basically it was reorganizing and cleaning,” she said.
Chico & Chang received a passing score of 70/C on a follow-up inspection the next day, then reopened for business.
There were repeat violations of improper separation of raw meats and prepared foods in the refrigerator. Some food was still not properly dated for disposal, and the fryer needed cleaning, according to the report.
Because of the passing score, Chico & Chang will not have another follow-up inspection. Earlier scores this year were an 82/B and a 75/B.
Here are more recent restaurant inspection scores from across the metro area.
— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog
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