Six Central Florida Restaurants Temporarily Shut Down in Recent Weeks
Six Central Florida restaurants temporarily shut down in recent weeks. Between July 30th and August 5th, Central Florida had six restaurants temporarily shut down, as reported by data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Orange County Restaurants Temporarily Shut Down:
Napasorn Thai Restaurant, located at 56 E. Pine St. Unit 100 in Orlando, ceased operations on July 31st. During inspections, authorities identified a total of 26 violations, five of which were classified as high-priority concerns. These infractions encompassed issues such as the presence of flying insects, improper separation of raw and ready-to-eat food, roach activity, and incorrect food temperature storage.
Mr. Quick Restaurant, located at 5615 W. Colonial Dr. in Orlando, shut down on August 2nd. Thirteen violations were noted during the initial inspection, with two considered high-priority, involving rodent activity and a malfunctioning dish machine. A follow-up inspection on the same day unveiled ten violations, none of which were high-priority.
Brick And Fire, located at 1621 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando, closed on August 3rd. During inspections, inspectors discovered a total of 19 violations, five of which were designated as high-priority issues. These infractions included employees handling ready-to-eat food with bare hands, the presence of flying insects, roach activity, and improper storage of a chemical substance. A subsequent visit on August 4th revealed six violations, with none classified as high-priority. The restaurant eventually met inspection standards.
Lake And Seminole County Restaurants Temporarily Closed:
Brisas Del Mar Mexican Restaurant And Grill, situated at 360 U.S. 441 S. in Lady Lake, temporarily suspended operations on August 2nd. During inspections, inspectors identified a total of 47 violations, with 11 marked as high-priority. Violations included the presence of flying insects, operating without a business license, roach activity, improper glove usage by employees, and a stop-sale order on food due to temperature issues.
8-8 Panda, located at 500 State Road 436 Suite 1000 in Casselberry, temporarily closed on July 31st. During inspections, authorities identified 15 violations, with four considered high-priority, involving roach/rodent activity, flying insects, and incorrect food storage temperatures. Officials revisited the restaurant on August 1st, identifying six violations, none of which were high-priority. The restaurant ultimately met inspection standards.
The Current Seafood Counter, situated at 212 W. 1 St. Suite 1030 in Sanford, ceased operations on August 1st. Inspectors found 10 violations, with three being high-priority issues, related to food temperature, roach activity, and excessive cloth sanitizer solution concentration. Officials revisited the restaurant on August 2nd and identified one non-high-priority violation. The restaurant eventually met inspection standards.
Additionally, Orange County reported the highest number of warnings and complaints in Central Florida, totaling 53. Volusia had 22, Brevard had 22, Lake had 12, Osceola had 14, and Seminole had 16. Warnings, along with mandatory follow-up inspections, could potentially lead to business closures if the identified issues persist.
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