MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Each restaurant received an "A" grade from health inspectors on this week's Restaurant Scorecard, however, not all "As" are equal.
Panda China Buffet in Conway got an 88 out of 100 points from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, which is considered an A grade. Points were deducted because an employee was seen washing hands in the wrong sink, the dish machine was not properly sanitizing, some food was not being held at the right temperature, and scoops without handles were seen in the rice and stored foods.
Longbeards in Myrtle Beach also received an 88 out of 100. Inspectors noted that there was build-up on a food slicer, mildew in the ice machine, and food in the walk-in cooler was not cooling at the correct rate.
Logan's Roadhouse in North Myrtle Beach also received 88 point during its inspection. Points were deducted because there was no employee health policy, or vomit and diarrheal clean-up policy. An employee was seen handling raw chicken with gloves and not washing hands after changing them. Paper towels were not dispensing at the hand sink. Chili in the walk-in cooler was not cooling properly, and shelves and some cooking equipment was dirty.
Hooks in Myrtle Beach also received an A with a score of 88. Inspectors stated that utensils and knives were stored dirty, coolers did not have thermometers, bulk food did not have labels, some non-food surfaces were dirty, and the shelving in the walk-in cooler was rusted.
Chipotle in North Myrtle Beach and Pacino's Restaurant in Garden City each received near-perfect scores: 98 and 99, respectively.