How restaurants fared in health inspections for December 3

The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected the following restaurants from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1:

Bottom scores

• Chinese Fast Food, 2200 Beatties Ford Road – 80
Violations include: raw chicken stored over shrimp and beef in the walk-in cooler; walk-in freezer used as a cooler; observed uncovered egg rolls in the walk-in; bucket of lemonade on the floor next to prep sink; utensils washed in the prep sink.

• Bellacinos Pizza & Grinders, 20129 N. Main St., Cornelius – 88
Violations include: several employee drinks stored on prep table in kitchen; excessive mold build-up inside ice machine; dishwasher not sanitizing properly; flies in kitchen; employees preparing food without hair restraint.

• Forte, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive – 90
Violations include: spoiled lettuce covering part of top shelf of reach-in cooler; spoiled tomatoes stored in containers; several products stored uncovered, including blue cheese, can of anchovies, shredded cheeses; pan with food debris stored as clean; sliced tomatoes and fresh salsa stored in prep cooler above safe temperature.

• Ricky J’s Bar & Grill, 2627 Sam Wilson Road – 92.5
Violations include: uncovered tea in urn; beverage concentrates stored on floor; sanitizer solution strength too strong.

• Wing Palace, 519 Little Rock Road – 92
Violations include: wings stored at unsafe temperature; toxic substances stored above foods on shelf; hot-water supply too cold; supplies stored inside hand-wash sink; towels not at sink.

Other scores

Mountain Island
• Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza, 3800 Brookshire Blvd. – 94.5
• Latino Grill, 4601 Sunset Road – 97.5
• Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 3542 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road – 95.5
• Quik Shoppe, 5600 Brookshire Blvd. – 94.5
• Tungs Chinese Restaurant, 4005 Sunset Road – 96
• Bamboo Garden, 231 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road – 97.5
• Casey’s Grill, 2707 Little Rock Road – 97
• Food Lion, 2526 Little Rock Road – 98
• Hardees, 2604 Little Rock Road – 96.5
• Shoneys, 2539 Little Rock Road – 94
• Tank Town Café, 430 Little Rock Road – 98.5
• Wok Bo, 527 Little Rock Road – 93

Lake Norman

• Amos’ At The Lake, 9501 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 101
• Bojangles’, 20214 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 99
• Bonsai Grill & Sushi Bar, 101 Depot St., Davidson – 97
• Brixx Pizza, 16915 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville – 98
• Dragon Express, 9815 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville – 94.5
• Fuel Pizza, 402 S. Main St., Davidson – 99.5
• Gators Hometown Grill & Bar, 19707 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius – 96.5
• Hero Japanese Steak & Sushi, 20465 Chartwell Center Drive, Cornelius – 98
• Hickory Tavern Birkdale, 9526 Birkdale Crossing Drive, Huntersville – 94.5
• Huntersville Oaks cafeteria, 12019 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville – 100
• International House of Pancakes, 16801 Caldwell Creek Drive, Huntersville – 98
• Jin Jin, 14231 Market Square Drive, Huntersville – 98.5
• K&W Cafeteria, 8311-8 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius – 95
• Lancaster’s BBQ, 9230 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville – 94.5
• Lowes Foods deli, 17001 Kenton Drive, Cornelius – 98
• Mac’s Speed Shop, 19601 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius – 98
• McAlisters Deli, 9930 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 100
• Noodletasia 14211 Reese Blvd., Huntersville – 96
• Panda Express, 918 Knockando Lane, Huntersville – 99.5
• Peninsula China Bistro, 19906 N. Cove Road, Cornelius – 94.5
• Pizza Hut, 20300 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 96.5
• Pho Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, 18059 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 96
• Quiznos Subs, 9905 Rose Commons Drive, Huntersville – 96.5
• Red Mango, 9918 Knockando Lane, Huntersville – 99
• Sabi Asian Bistro, 130 Harbour Place Drive, Davidson – 98
• Sebastiano’s Due, 19905 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 97
• T1 Tapas, 8625 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville – 96.5
• Taxco Mexican Grill, 9719 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville – 99.5
• Tenders, 18341 Statesville Road, Cornelius – 100
• Tonys Pizza, 9548 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville – 96
• Tree of Knowledge Grill, 19733 Statesville Road, Cornelius – 96
• Waffle House, 14106 Statesville Road, Huntersville – 95
• Wendy’s, 14139 Statesville Road, Huntersville – 100
• Wendy’s, 20410 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – 99
• Yoshi’s Grill, 9826 Gilead Road, Huntersville – 97.5

About the grades
Restaurants are given grades of A for scoring at least 90 percent, B for 80 to 89 percent and C for 70 to 79 percent. The state revokes permits for restaurants that score below 70 percent. Restaurants are eligible for two bonus points if an employee has completed a food service sanitation program within three years.

– Compiled by staff

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