Restaurant Report Card Aug. 1: Insects, slime found

By Amy Davis, Investigative Reporter/Consumer Expert, adavis@kprc.com
Published On: Aug 01 2013 06:13:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 01 2013 06:43:15 PM CDT

August 1, 2013: Flies, insects and slime are not reasons restaurants want to be featured on our Restaurant Report Card. Amy Davis reports.

HOUSTON -

Flies, insects and slime are not reasons restaurants want to be featured on our Restaurant Report Card. But this week, consumer expert Amy Davis found a host who was more than willing to talk about the violation inspectors found at his restaurant.

“Everyone's everywhere today. We are just really slow,” said Genghis Grill host Ryan Otka. “So we're all just like "shhhh" so we're just hoping that customers come in and stuff like that.”

Maybe we just walked into the Genghis Grill on the Katy Freeway at Bunker Hill at the right time because Otka was more than willing to talk about the flies health inspectors found swarming around the restaurant.

“We do have the back door open about half the day so we can throw out trash and stuff like that, so I probably think that's why,” Otka explained.

Keith Sullins, president of Genghis Grill Houston locations, emailed Local 2 the following statement:
Our restaurants are inspected frequently and in this recent inspection flies were seen onsite. ABC Pest Control was called, immediately serviced the issue and will return to verify the problem is fully addressed. Unfortunately, flies are an issue in Houston in the summer months so all employees have been reminded to quickly close doors to prohibit the entry of flies.”

At Alonti Cafe at 600 Travis, inspectors found eggs, potatoes and tuna all off-temperature and potentially hazardous.

The sausage, shrimp, beef and chicken were all off-temperature at Kublia Khan at 13708 Northwest Freeway.

There were dead insects in the cabinets of the front counter at the 59 Diner at Town and Country.

Inspectors saw something moving in the bags of rice at the K & S Super Mart at 6902 North Wayside. It was weevils and maggots.

And there was a black slimy residue inside the ice machine of the Fuddruckers at 7511West FM 1960.

We've got A's this week for the Subway at 3710 South Gessner and Whataburger on the West Sam Houston Parkway near Westheimer.

>>Click here to see this week's restaurant inspections.

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