DHEC drops by yogurt shop, restaurants

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Inspectors with the Department of Health and Environmental Control stopped by several restaurants this week, and we're breaking down how they scored.

First up is Lola's on Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach. It scored 73 out of 100 points - a "C" rating.

The inspector said it had critical risk factors, noting the restaurant's hand sinks weren't stocked with soap or paper towels and raw eggs and pork were stored over ready to eat food.

Both violations were corrected. Lola's will get a follow-up inspection.

An inspector gave Longbeards on Carolina Forest Boulevard a score of 80 - a "B" rating. DHEC reportedly found bags of onions stored on the floor and a hand sink missing soap.

Longbeards is also scheduled to get a follow up inspection.

Our last restaurant is "Anything Froz." The frozen yogurt shop sits along Highway 544 in Conway. It scored a 99 - an "A" rating.

The store's manager, Carmin Rogers, credits that rating to a staff focused on cleaning.

Carmin said, "We sweep, and we mop every single night. We make sure to wipe down everything. We go over and beyond just to be sure that it's clean because when you go in a place that you're going to have food, you expect it to be clean, so we try to live up to that expectation."

There is an added bonus if you go to Anything Froz this month. Let them know you saw this story, and they'll give you 99-cents off your order.

Every restaurant is required to post its DHEC score, so if you don't see it - just ask.

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