How local restaurants fared in health inspections

The health departments of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties inspected the following restaurants May 25- June 20.

Ranked by scores

• Shoneys, 2539 Little Rock Road, Charlotte. 90.

Inspectors observed food debris left on several metals pans and plastic food containers stored as clean and sanitizer at improper concentration. Hand sanitizer mixed at improper concentration. Observed potentially hazardous foods and improper temperatures.

• Backwoods Fancy Vittles, 119 N. Main St., Mount Holly. 92.

Inspectors found employee drink on food prep area and no paper towels at washing sinks. Potentially hazardous foods above proper holding temperature. Sanitizers mixed at improper concentration.

• Mr. D’s Pizza Palace, 104 Rankin Ave., Mount Holly. 93.

Inspectors found potentially hazardous foods stored above proper temperature.

• Jin Jin, 9115 Samlen Lane, Charlotte. 93.5.

Inspectors found poultry stored above uncovered, ready-to-eat vegetables inside prep cooler and container of raw chicken stored directly on top of container of raw beef. Sheet pan of raw chicken stored on top of sheet pan of raw beef inside walk-in freezer. Containers of raw chicken stored directly on top of sauce.

• Chinatown Restaurant, 2910 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte. 95.5.

Inspectors observed raw chicken stored over eggs and sauces for ready-to-eat food and sauces and noodles uncovered in prep cooler. Bucket of rice found stored on floor. Observed employee prepping green beans at table meant for customers.

• Church’s Fried Chicken, 1735 W. Trade St., Charlotte. 95.5.

Inspectors observed an uncovered employee drink stored on shelf over the fish breader bin and metal pans stored as clean inside the walk-in cooler with food and flour debris. Sanitizer at improper concentration.

Mountain Island (28214 zip code)

• Mr Geero, 2910 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 98.

• Showmar’s, 2540 Little Rock Road. 97.

• US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 95.

Mountain Island (28216 zip code)

• Bojangles, 4322 Sunset Road. 98.

• Bojangles, 1401 W. Trade St. 96.

• Bull & Barrister Draft House and Grille, 3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 96.5.

• Chilis Grill and Bar, 8325 Northlake Commons Blvd. 96.5.

• Fu Shing, 8134 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 100.5.

• Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 3542 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 97.

• Mimi’s Café, 10224 Perimeter Pkwy. 98.5.

• Panera Bread, 9309 Center Lake Drive. 100.

• Red Bowl Asian Bistro, 3538 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 97.

• Red Robin, 8425 Northlake Commons Blvd. 97.

• Subway, 2119 Beatties Ford Road. 96.

• Sunset Soul Food, 5009 Beatties Ford Road. 97.5.

• Sweet Creations, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. 100.

• TGI Fridays, 6840 Northlake Mall Drive. 98.5.

Mount Holly (28120 zip code)

• Billy’s Famous BBQ, 1127 W. Charlotte Ave. 96.

• City Café, 128 S. Main St. 96.

• Hojo’s and CC’s Wing Shack, 130 W. Charlotte Ave. 96.

• Side Trax, 121 W. Central Ave. 98.5.

• Tai Pho, 303 N. Main St. 97.

• Vasileios Italian Kitchen, 200 S. Main St. 97.

– Staff report

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