Restaurant Report Card: Inspectors find roaches at popular breakfast spot


HOUSTONHey, keep your bare hands off the pepperoni!

That’s the message health inspectors sent to workers at Little Caesars Pizza on Cullen Drive.

An employee was caught not wearing gloves while preparing the spicy pork.

The pizza spot was also warned for having flies in the kitchen. In fact, an inspector spotted houseflies resting right on top of the pizza in the kitchen. That food was immediately thrown out.

Food stored at unsafe temperatures landed Liberty Kitchen on San Felipe in hot water with Houston health inspectors.

They found sausage, potatoes, butter and pork stored at dangerously warm temperatures and ordered it chilled down right away.

At Swirl Donuts, the popular breakfast place on Reed Road, inspectors found roaches inside the restaurant.

The owners tell Channel 2 News that a plastic strip had to be installed at the bottom of the door to the kitchen to keep the insects out. They say that has been completed, and an exterminator was called in to wipe the pests out.

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McDonald’s in the 7600 block of Wertheimer was also warned to get rid of live roaches.
Houston restaurant inspectors report finding roaches throughout this Mickey-Ds.

A McDonald’s spokesperson told Channel 2 News that the inspector came back the next morning and gave the restaurant the all clear.

At Zero’s Sandwich Shop at 1110 Lamar Street, 300 pounds of ice was condemned after being deemed not safe for human consumption.

It was contaminated with black residue. The ice machine was quarantined until it can be cleaned.

And at the Market Street Bar & Grill at 311 Travis, inspectors threw out 27 pounds of food found not safe for human consumption. Rice, mayonnaise, chicken salad and mushrooms were all being stored at dangerously high temperatures. The refrigerator was found to be 18 degrees too warm.

And this week we are proud to award our A-plus rating to Pappas Bar-B-Q at 7007 Highway 59 South.
Congratulations to all of their hardworking employees on a spotless inspection.