Health inspectors have been busy little bees over the past month, tracking down kitchen nightmares like Gordon Ramsay on a coke binge. Their latest haul: a KFC location in Oakland Park that found itself in deep water -- literally.
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More filthy restaurant stories after the cut.
So about that KFC: I'm not sure if this is part of the Colonel's secret recipe, but the Kentucky Fried Chicken
at 4098 N. Andrews Ave. in Oakland Park has some serious sewage problems
On October 19, inspectors found greywater
backing up out of several floor drains in the restaurant. That wastewater was being tracked throughout the kitchen by employees; it even
found its way into the parking lot.
It sounds like a septic issue, but it's not really as nasty as you
might think. Greywater differs from what industry peeps call
blackwater, which is water from toilets and food disposals. The stuff
found floating around at KFC is basically dishwater or wash water --
it's probably not super clean, but it's not as bad as what happened at this local restaurant a few months back
Elsewhere in Inspectionville:
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale
(505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) was given a slap in late September for giving room and board to
roaches. The hotel's Meeting Room Pantry was temporarily closed on September 29
for live roach activity in the reach-in cooler; apparently the bugs
were nesting in a broom kept there. The problem was corrected, and the
pantry reopened for boardroom business the following day.
Denny's #7642 in Lake Worth
(6946 W. Lake Worth Road) was closed on October 19
for "unlicensed activity." The restaurant is in the application process at the moment.
The reason I don't eat at Chinese buffets: King's Super Buffet in Lauderhill
(7101 W. Oakland Park Blvd.), which racked up 12 critical violations on October 5
Those include dead and live roaches found chilling in storage, rodent
droppings in the electrical room, slime buildup in the ice machine,
improperly stored food, and "objectionable odors" in the employee
bathroom. Sounds like someone's been eating too much beef with
Snappers Fish & Chicken
(600 W. Hammondville Road, Pompano Beach) is dealing with rats. It was closed on October 13
for rodent activity, which basically means fresh droppings found
throughout the restaurant, including one dead mouse in dry storage.
Inspectors found some other dirty habits, including hand-washing gaffs
and storing raw chicken above cooked seafood in the coolers. The
restaurant had a follow-up inspection the next day and reopened for