West Ashley Chick-fil-A closed by signs of rats & renovations

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A Chick-fil-A in West Ashley is expected to open back up Friday after being closed for the last week due to rodent droppings and renovations.

A Department of Health and Environmental Control inspection report shows the establishment on Magwood Drive received zero out of a possible two points in the “unauthorized animals” category. The inspection was conducted August 23.

DHEC inspectors noted:

Rodents droppings observed in kitchen and front of house cabinetry and shelving violation not corrected – verification required. Excess black flies present in kitchen violation not corrected- verification required.

The restaurant received a 95/100 health grading by DHEC. The franchise’s owner issued a statement saying:

“Safety and cleanliness are our utmost priority. We voluntarily closed the restaurant on Aug. 31 for facilities maintenance and we expect to reopen later this week. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate our guests’ patience while we were closed.”

A spokesman for DHEC says if a critical factor is spotted, the establishment is given a chance to correct it before any action is taken.

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