The Franklin County Health Department inspects restaurants and other food service establishments at least twice a year. Retail food establishments are inspected at least once a year. Food storage, sanitation, preparation, personnel, equipment facilities and other health conditions are checked. The inspections can be viewed on the health department’s website, www.fchd.org.
Each asterisk (*) indicates one critical violation. If an establishment has a critical violation, it fails the inspection and is inspected again with 10 days. The scores for the regular and follow-up inspections are shown for establishments that had critical violations.
A perfect score is 100. Points are subtracted if department guidelines are not met. Below is a breakdown of scores.
For those listed under food/service establishments there are two scores. The first is for the food service and the second is for the retail section of the establishment.
85-100 without a critical violation means the establishment is in compliance with departmental guidelines.
70-84 without a critical violation calls for another inspection within 30 days.
70 and below means the establishment is automatically served notice of the department’s intention to suspend its permit.
>Asian Buffet, 108 Brighton Park Shopping Center, 68*
Violations: Lemons improperly stored on ice used for consumption; soiled dishes stored by food in the box drink room behind the grill; manager states no one was to wash hands at hand sink in the grill area; personal drinks and food improperly stored by utensils/napkins/food in various areas; hair restraints not used by all employees; hood vents missing over the grill; food equipment shelves soiled in the food prep area; single-service food pans/bowls not stored inverted in food prep area; soiled utensils stored with clean utensils/pans.
Follow up inspection: 97. All recommendations were followed. Trash bags/carry-out bags used for direct food/food equipment contact; no self-closing door, no sanitary towels, no covered waste can in employee restroom.
>Ayres Family Orchard, 525 Wilson Lane, 100
>Bluegrass Meadows Beef, 546 Sulphur Lick Road, 100
>BP Food Mart, 895 Louisville Road, 99 (food), 100 (retail)
>Brick Alley, 323 St. Clair Mall, 100
>Cabinet for Health and Family Services Cafeteria, 275 E. Main St., 90*
Violations: Employee witnessed wiping food gloves with a wiping cloth sanitizer; employee witnessed putting utensil under arm so he could properly wash hands; long-stem thermometers stored directly in sanitizer and not being properly air dried before putting into food; unused trash bags stored on food shelf; mop sink is leaking at the back flow; ceiling tiles missing in the automatic dishwasher room; brooms stored directly on the floor.
Follow up inspection: 95. Employee issue corrected immediately.
>Candleberry Tea Room, 1502 Louisville Road, 99
Violation: Hood vent dusty.
>Celebration Catering, 201 St. Clair St., 98
Violations: Single service items stored directly on floor in storage room; can opener is unclean.
>China Buffet, 1300 Suite B, U.S. 127 South, 98
Violations: Dumpster covers not used properly.
>Frankfort Youth Football, Harrods Field, Capitol View, 97
Violations: No self-closure on restroom doors; restrooms are dirty and need to be cleaned; no soap/paper towels provided in restrooms; wall area in men’s room has missing tile where plumbing leak is located around commode.
>Gibby’s, 204 W. Broadway St., 100
>Great Beginnings Childcare, 181 Doctors Drive, 100
>Jim’s Seafood, 950 Wilkinson Blvd., 98
Violation: Apron improperly stored on food gloves.
>Johnny Carinos, 1303 U.S. 127 South, 98
Violations: Cutting board at prep sink has deep cuts and stains; black “to go” boxes on wire rack have dust on top container.
>Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1411 Versailles Road, 100
>La Chiquita, 4 Grandview Drive, 98 (food), 99 (retail)
Violations: Unlabeled spice in ziplock bags next to corn flour mix; personal items in ladies restroom; unshielded lights in food prep/kitchen area.
>La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St., 84*
Violations: Shrimp thawed to room temperature; employee storing towel on shoulder; hand sinks are not easily accessible; wall outlet is in bad repair; brooms stored directly on the floor; no hand towels.
Follow up inspection: 93. Towel and hand sink issues corrected immediately.
>Linney’s Pizza and Pasta, 721 E. Main St., 100
>Little Lamb Preschool, 1 Hudson Hollow, 100
>Long John Silvers-A&W, 1234 U.S. 127 South, 90*
Violations: Fryer covers stored directly on the floor; walk-in freezer door is not closing properly and is in bad repair; fountain drink waste tray drain is not properly insulated and causing condensation to drip on straw bags; grease dumpster cover is not used property; sidewalk at front and back door have a heavy grease traffic buildup; walk-in cooler/freezer floor is soiled; wall borders are in bad repair in the food preparation area.
Follow up inspection: 95
>McDonald’s, 310 Versailles Road, 97
Violations: Ice paddle has visible soil buildup; single service food containers stored on a pressure washer and directly on the floor; unauthorized personnel (a child) in the food preparation area.
>The Meeting House Cafe, 519 Ann St., 100
>Mero Street Cafe, 200 Mero St., 98 (food), 100 (retail)
Violations: Interior ice machine has mold buildup; cutting boards have deep cuts and stains and should be replaced.
>My Guadalajara, 1232 U.S. 127 South, 84*
Violations: White PVC waste pipe leaking at bar hand sink; knife and cutting board stored on hand sink in bar; jug of margarita mix stored in ice used for drinks at bar; Liquid Plumr industrial strength cleaner and Windex stored on shelf above clean glasses and open tea urn; Hot Shot bug killer stored on shelf above salsa bowls; toothpaste, toothbrush and cup, makeup bag stored with salsa bowls on shelf; wall area around floor mop sink has holes; door gap at exit door, rear restrooms and at exit door near walk-in cooler; hole in ceiling in water heater room.
>Penn Station East Coast Subs, 1303 U.S. 127, Suite 101, 95
Violations: Several coolers up front have no thermometers, especially check cooler with raw chicken; some metal shelves are unclean; no hair restraints; new employees need their food handlers card.
>Sage Garden Cafe, 3690 East/West Connector, 99 (food), 100 (retail)
Violations: Utensils not stored with the handles inverted.
>Snack Bar, 201 Athletic Drive, 100
Violations: Fountain drink dispensers are sticky.
>Sower Soccer Complex, Glenns Creek Road, 100
>Steak-N-Shake, 335 Leonardwood Drive, 94
Violations: Mop head on floor; floors are slick; some coolers and preparation areas are unclean; walls unclean in kitchen; no hair restraints.
>Stokes Vending, 702 Capital Ave., 100
>Subway, 1100 U.S. 127, Bldg. D, 100
>Subway #51462, 238 W. Main St., 98
Violation: Brooms improperly stored directly on the floor.
>Subway #3273, 503 Eastwood Shopping Center, 100
>Two Sisters, LLC, 1410 Versailles Road, Suite 2, *91
Violations: Employee witnessed wiping hands on cloth towel tied to her waist; sanitizer at automatic dishwasher was too low.
Follow up inspection: 100. Violations corrected immediately.