2 Knox County restaurants are re-inspected after low grades

KNOXVILLE (WATE) –  Two area restaurants that scored low health inspection grades had a chance to turn things around.

The two restaurants had similar violations, risk factors that could potentially make customers ill if not corrected. The issues have been checked and corrected.

Viet Taste Restaurant, 213 N. Peters Road – Grade: 79 New Grade: 95

When Viet Taste Restaurant on North Peters Road was first inspected the grade was a 79. Problems with hygiene, hand washing as well improper date marking of food have been resolved and the restaurant’s new re-inspected grade is a 95.

During their semi-annual health inspections close attention to given to food temperatures, how well food is protected, cleanliness not only of the facility but the workers as well, and inspectors check for plumbing issues.

Previous story: No soap for cook staff at Knoxville Vietnamese style restaurant

Bida Saigon, 8078 Kingston Pike – Grade: 80, Reinspection Grade: 95

When Bida Saigon on Kingston Pike was first inspected a few weeks ago, some of those critical violations, food temperatures and employee hygiene, were noted.
They’re been corrected, the old grade of 80 has been upgraded to a 95.

Web Extra: This week’s full inspection reports [PDF]

No critical violations were noted at the top scoring restaurants of the week.

Top Scores of the Week:

  • Jubilee Banquet Facility, 6700 Jubilee Center Way – Grade: 100
  • Burger King, 6706 Clinton Highway – Grade: 100
  • Sutherland Deli, 2608 Sutherland Avenue – Grade: 100
  • Connor’s Steak & Seafood, 10914 Turkey Drive – Grade: 99
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 11683 Parkside Drive – Grade 99
  • Arby’s, 408 Lovell Road – Grade: 99
  • Petro’s Chili & Chips, 631 Emory Road – Grade: 98
  • Pizza Inn, 5420 Clinton Highway – Grade: 97
  • Amber Restaurant, 6715 Maynardville Highway – Grade: 95
  • Archer’s BBQ, 7650 Oak Ridge Highway – Grade: 94
  • Bojangles, 7505 Oak Ridge Highway – Grade: 94
  • Arby’s 6903 Kingston Pike – Grade: 93

Restaurant inspections are unannounced. If you notice a problem politely let the manger know. If no action is taken call the health department in the county where you live.

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