DHEC hands out several B’s during restaurant inspections this week

Restaurant Report Card

Vintage Coffee, Kickin’ Chicken, La Hacienda, Mellow Mushroom, and My Three Sons all get a “B” from the Department of Health and Environmental Control after recent inspections.

At Vintage, the inspector reported evidence of rodent activity in an upstairs storage area.

The inspector also docked Vintage for proper date marking on foods, and another for not having a consumer advisory on the menu for “undercooked animal foods”.

Proper cooling methods and meats stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler contributed to the grade.

Kickin’ Chicken in Mount Pleasant had its grade lowered by DHEC after a routine inspection on October 14.

A priority violation for cleaning of food contact surfaces because of an issue with the “warewashing” machine.

The inspector also flagged the restaurant for a sanitizer bucket being stored above ready-to-eat chicken wings, and proper cold holding temperatures.

UPDATE: DHEC inspectors returned to Kickin’ Chicken on October 16, and the restaurant earned a 100% raising the grade back to an “A”.

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