How restaurants fared in health inspections for Jan. 14

Health departments in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties inspected the following restaurants from Jan. 3 to 7:

Bottom scores

• Ming Garden, 16610 W. Catawba Ave., Huntersville – 93.5
Violations include: Employee seen scooping rice after eating without washing hands; sanitizer wasn’t at correct concentration; fried chicken seen at 89 to 100 degrees, cooler than recommended 135 degrees or above; dry good containers were not labeled; containers were stacked wet; food debris/grease buildup between the wok, in the microwave and on shelves; hood system was greasy; and back and screen doors open at start of inspection.

• Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 651 River Hwy., Mooresville – 93.5
Violations include: Hot water units weren’t operating properly; food prep table and drawers too warm; hot water was not available; prep unit needs “thorough attention;” garbage area needed sweeping; floors under and behind movable equipment were not cleaned thoroughly; and hand wash sink was blocked

Other scores

Mountain Island
• Food Lion, 237 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road – 101
• Little Rock Deli, 2615 Little Rock Road – 95.5

• Taco Bell, 20329 W. Catawba Ave. – 99
• The Cook House, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road – 97.5

• Bi-Lo Deli-Bakery, 9815 Rose Commons Drive – 97
• Friendly’s Ice Cream, 9818 Gilead Road – 96.5
• Harris Teeter Bakery/Deli, 9925 Rose Commons Drive – 100.5

• Burger King, 267 Williamson Road – 99.5
• Burger King, 256 Plaza Drive – 100
• Donatos Pizza, 119 Morrison Plantation Pkwy. – 98
• Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 842 Williamson Road – 98
• Starbucks Coffee, 109 Williamson Road – 100

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.

For more details on Mecklenburg County restaurants go to For grades for Iredell County restaurants, go to

– Compiled by staff

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