Restaurant Scorecard: Food improperly thawed; ready-to-eat foods stored uncovered

Published: May. 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Saint George at 503 8th Ave., in Myrtle Beach. Inspectors observed the hand sink being used to wash utensils, which were not being rinsed and sanitized.

Residential bug spray was found in the facility, while chicken wings were found cooling improperly on drain boards of the three-compartment sink.

Diced ham was also thawing on the counter, while uncooked wings and shredded mozzarella were thawing on top of the chest freezer. A container of salt was found behind the microwave and not labeled with a common name, and condiment cups were being used as scoops for granulated garlic.

Single-service items were observed not being stored inverted and pizza boxes were found stored on the floor. Inspectors gave Saint George an 80 out of 100.

Next up is Lucky Panda at 1399 S. Commons Drive in Myrtle Beach. Inspectors found tongs being used by employees to handle ready-to-eat items, and they saw knives stored dirty on the knife rack. The facility is lacking a mechanical-ware washing machine.

Chicken was thawing on the counter at room temperature while the back door is not tight fitting and wasn’t shutting on its own. Ready-to-eat food was found stored uncovered throughout the facility in the storage room and coolers. Utensils were found in standing water at room temperature and sheet pans were on the floor.

Lucky Panda received an 88 out of 100.

This week’s perfect scores? There are three: Marina Bar and Grill at 2051 Bridge View Court in North Myrtle Beach; Grind at 5009 Main St., in Loris; and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at 11990 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet each scored a 100.

A new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, located at 112 Loyola Drive, is now open and ready to serve gourmet sandwiches. Owner Logan Rogers grew up in Myrtle Beach and is excited for customers to try new products including grab-n-go Frenchies, and 16-inch giant sandwiches.

Rogers said he plans to hire around 25 employees. Anyone interested can stop by the store to apply. It’s open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Speaking of hiring, Captain George’s Seafood at 1401 29th Ave. North in Myrtle Beach is hiring for the summer season.

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