Fast food restaurants on the Strip receive low health inspection

Fast food restaurants on the Strip receive low health inspection scores

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By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Not a single restaurant failed its inspection this week, but that's not to say that some didn't come close.

Lowest Score:

McDonald's, 1720 Cumberland Avenue - Grade: 72

Keep in mind, 70 is the lowest score a restaurant can receive and still pass.

The inspector noted a dirty ice dispenser. There were also chemicals stored in the wrong place as well as food and cups stored under sewer lines.

The inspector also noticed a cook who did not wash his hands after handling raw beef.

Other low scores:

Zaxby's, 2024 Cumberland Avenue - Grade: 74

That's another passing grade, but there are critical violations.

Fruit flies were found in the restaurant. Also, a bulk food container was not labeled properly.

Some raw chicken was not stored at the proper temperature, and the inspector found mold on a self-serve ice machine.

Top scores:
    

  • Melinda's Country Cooking, 465 Park 40 North - Grade: 99
  • Volunteer Princess, 956 Volunteer Landing - Grade: 99
  • Soccer Taco, 6701 Kingston Pike - Grade: 99
  • Hilltop Vineyard, 6535 Kingston Pike - Grade: 98
  • Hibachi Factory, 1815 Cumberland Avenue - Grade: 96
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1701 Cumberland Avenue - Grade: 96
  • Icearium Concession Stand, 110 South Watt Road - Grade: 96
  • Jacob's Time Out, 5307 Middlebrook Pike - Grade: 96

Those scores in the 90s are outstanding, especially the two almost perfect scores we saw this week.

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