Restaurant Scorecard: Inspectors discover dead pests, meat resting in blood

Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 at 10:33 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Inspectors said they uncovered unsanitary situations while going through some Myrtle Beach restaurants.

At the Dairy Queen at 2103 South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, inspectors noted that ice cream cakes were observed being stored without being covered.

Inspectors also found the blizzard mixer with build up, nozzles on the soft serve had build up inside the nozzle and a bag of chili was found in the french fry warmer thawing.

A case of pre-cooked grilled chicken was found open inside a box, stored under a leaking fan, according to inspectors. They also found a box of sprinkles sitting in a pool of spilled strawberry syrup.

Wet and soiled towels were found stored on the prep line without being held in the sanitizer, the inspection report stated. Single service sundae containers were also being stored on a wet floor in dry storage, inspectors said.

Inspectors gave Dairy Queen an 80 out of 100.

Next up is Harley’s Roadhouse at 3810 Highway 9 East in Little River.

Inspectors found the cook assembling a burrito with his bare hands.

They also saw raw hamburger with blood running on a tray with a pack of hot dogs resting in blood.

The inspection report also found open packages of hot dogs were found without date markings and the kitchen ceiling had patched and unpainted ceilings.

Grease build up was found in the kitchen on shelves, filters, the sides of the grill and other cooking equipment, according to officials.

Harley’s Roadhouse received an 81 out of 100.

Finally, Mi Mexico at 3600 2 and 3 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach

Inspectors found cheese stored with raw animal proteins. They also said the back door was not self closing.

Dead pests were found in the bottom of the meat cooler, according to inspectors.

They also said ready-to-eat items were being stored on the floor throughout the facility.

Officials also discovered a hole in the wall near the chest freezers and personal items were found being stored on prep tables and on bulk containers

Mi Mexico received an 83 out of 100.

No perfect scores this week but we do have news of two restaurant closings.

Steak and Shake at 116 Loyola Drive off 17 bypass just south of 544 in Horry County has closed.

Salt Water Creek Cafe on 4660 US Highway 17 Bypass South in Murrells Inlet has also shut its doors.

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