How restaurants fared in health inspections for March

The Mecklenburg County health department conducted inspections at the following Lake Norman and Mountain Island area restaurants from Feb. 28 to March 11:

Lowest scores

• Waffle House, 14106 Statesville Road, Huntersville: 93; Employee drinks improperly stores; meats stored incorrectly; cheese and tomatoes left on prep table.

• Waffle House. 6308 Banner Elk Drive, Charlotte: 93; Boxes of raw chicken stored above boxes of beef steaks inside walk-in cooler; sanitizer not mixed at proper concentration, sliced cheese, raw chicken breasts and diced ham stored above 45 degrees on cookline (chicken and ham were thrown out and cheese was put in cooler); must begin labeling discard times for eggs stored on top of the grill.

• Mountain Island BP: 93.5, 2211 Vinnie’s Way, Charlotte: 93.5; Build up inside soda machine nozzles and on black deflector plate inside ice machine.

• Dragon Buffet, 20430 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius: 93.5; Dish machine not working properly (technician was called to repair it while inspector on site); minced garlic and oil sitting out at room temperature.

• Bellacinos Pizza & Grinders, 20129 N. Main St., Cornelius: 93.5; Low temperature chemical dish machine was not sanitizing properly.

• Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte: 94.5; Pink and brown colored mold build up inside ice machines.

• Jack in the Box, 6328 Banner Elk Drive, Charlotte: 94.5; Box of curly fries stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler; sanitizer not mixed at proper concentration.

• Pho Nam Vietnamese Cuisine, 18059-5 West Catawba Ave., Cornelius: 95; Raw beef stored over soup that had cooled; food debris on blade and other food contact surfaces of the slicer.

Other scores

Huntersville
• Donatos Pizza, 10109 Northcross Center Court: 100
• Jersey Mikes, 105 S. Statesville Road, Huntersville: 99.5
• Jet’s Pizza, 14316 Reese Blvd.: 98.5
• Killington’s Restaurant and Pub, 10010 Rose Commons Drive: 98
• Little Caesars, 102 N. Statesville Road: 96.5
• McDonald’s, 14220 Boren St.: 98.5
• Quiznos Subs, 9905 Rose Commons Drive: 95
• Starbucks Coffee, 9832 Gilead Road: 100
• Starbucks Coffee, 9932 Knockando Lane: 99
• Brian’s Dog House Grill, 9931 Rose Commons Drive: 98.5
• Burger King, 16800 Caldwell Creek Drive: 98.5
• Chili’s Grill & Bar, 16633 Statesville Road: 98
• Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, 8711 Lindholm Drive: 99
• Hardees, 14101 Statesville Road: 97.5
• Panda Express, 9918 Knockando Lane: 100
• Pizza Hut, 14210 Market Square Drive: 98.5
• Dragon Express, 9815-G Sam Furr Road: 95.5

Cornelius
• Lowes Foods Market, 17001 Kenton Drive: 100
• Lowes Foods Seafood, 17001 Kenton Drive: 101.5
• Lowes Foods Deli, 17001 Kenton Drive: 98
• McDonald’s, 20500 Torrence Chapel Road: 98.5
• W.A. Hough High School cafeteria, 12420 Bailey Road: 99.5

Davidson
• Bonsai Grill & Sushi Bar, 101 Depot St., Davidson: 98
• Davidson Hot Lunch, 212 Gamble St.: 98.5
• Donato’s, 610 Jetton St.: 98
• Exxon Shop, 601 W. Griffith St.: 98
• Ming’s Bistro, 624 Jetton St.: 97.5
• Sabi Asian Bistro, 130 Harbour Place Drive: 99

Northlake Mall area
• Sam’s Mart, 2519 Beatties Ford Road: 97.5
• Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 5029 Beatties Ford Road: 97.5
• Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive: 97
• Harris Teeter Melon Bar, 3540 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road: 98
• Harris Teeter Deli, 3540 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road: 98.5

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.


For more details on restaurants go to http://mecklenburg.digitalhealthdepartment.com.

– Compiled by staff

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