Restaurant Scorecard: 2 restaurants receive lowest scores WMBF News has ever reported

Updated: May. 3, 2019 at 9:20 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A long list of issues turned into two of the lowest scores that WMBF News has ever reported on.

Inspectors with the Department of Health and Environmental Control went to Marco Polo at 513 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach where they found an employee handling food, then removing gloves to handle cash, then putting gloves back on without washing their hands.

Documents showed that soiled towels, boxes and equipment were observed being stored in hand sinks throughout the facility.

Inspectors noticed there were no hand towels at the hand sink but were found in it and they also noted the pizza dough press had significant build up.

The slicer had food dried on and around the blade, dirty tongs were stored with clean equipment, pizza sold by the slice was missing discard times and dates and chicken was thawing in the prep sink submerged in water, according to a DHEC inspection report.

Inspectors found frozen fish uncovered in the walk in freezer, cooked ground beef patties were stored uncovered in the low boy on the cook line and corn meal and flour were being stored on top of a trash can.

The pizza cooler on the service line was not operational, the lid to the chest freezer in the ice cream area was observed with rust, ceiling tiles had water damage in the wait staff area and there were missing and damaged tiles throughout the kitchen, documents showed.

Inspectors gave Marco Polo a 64 out of 100.

DHEC also paid a visit to The Royal Crab Seafood at 610 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

Inspectors said they found no hand towels at the hand sink. They also noted improper hot and cold holding temperatures for a variety of food.

Inspectors observed ready-to-eat food without proper date markings. uncooked shrimp was found thawing on the drain board by the sink, calamari was thawing on the prep table and salmon was not receiving proper air.

Dead bugs were found in the storage room with chest freezers, cucumbers were found being stored on the floor of the walk in cooler and the cucumbers were under the condenser which was dripping water onto the cucumbers and pooling onto the floor, according to the inspection report.

Documents showed that wet and soiled towels were sitting on prep tables and offee cups were being stored inverted and on soiled napkins.

Inspectors found missing floor tiles in the kitchen and exposed cement that was not smooth or easily cleanable.

The Royal Crab Seafood received a 75 out of 100.

This week’s perfect score? Mister Softee of Myrtle Beach. The musical ice creamery on wheels scores a 100.

Costa Bowls is coming soon to Conway in between Mountain Man Honey and Bank Of America.

Costa Bowl is starting to franchise, in fact this is the first franchised location. Owners said the Conway store may open as early as June.

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