Cockroaches, expired salad leads to lower inspection score at Maryville restaurant

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Cockroaches and brown, wilted salad led to a lower score at a family-style restaurant in Maryville.

Huddle House, 2426 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville – Grade: 75

The Huddle House on Lamar Alexander Parkway scored a 75. That is a passing score.

The health department considers a grade below 70 as “unsanitary.”

The inspector writes numerous live roaches were seen in the dining area and around food equipment. The restaurant’s pest control company was called.

Bugs weren’t the only risk factor violations marked off in the report.

In the refrigerator, the inspector found brown and wilted salad about to be served to customers. There date mark on the salad, showing when it was first put into the fridge, had passed. The salad was thrown away.

In the kitchen, there was excessive old food debris and grease behind and under equipment. Also, the employee health policy was not posted in the kitchen area.

Finally, the inspector writes there was poor managerial control at this Huddle House due to the priority violations. A reinspection is expected soon.

House of Dragon, 1907 Cumberland Ave. – Grade: 72; new grade: 94

In Knoxville, near the University of Tennessee, House of Dragon on Cumberland Avenue has been reinspected. Last week we reported a score of 72. The new follow-up grade is 94.

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