Kabob Cafe scores record number of critical health code violations

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Ariana Kabob Cafe

The Aurora restaurant failed for 17 critical violations in its August surprise inspection. The violations included:

  • Raw meat above ready to eat foods
  • Employees had no knowledge of cooking temperatures, hand washing, glove use and cleaning procedures
  • Dough mixer, refrigerator and sinks soiled

We visited the establishment. Reporter Erika Gonzalez said, “I wanted to speak to someone about the recent health inspections you guys had. The inspector had some issues with the cleanliness here and issues with the cleaning procedures and was wondering if you had done anything to correct the issues you had.”

An employee responded, “She came and she taught us a couple of things on how to keep our hands clean and stuff. And we are serving our food, so we have learned a lot and we are able to serve our food.”

The restaurant passed its follow up inspection in mid-September. It is located at 2767 South Parker Road.

Village Inn - Washington Street in Thornton

The Village Inn in Thornton failed with 10 critical mistakes in August. The mistakes included:

  • Sewage from dish washer splashing on floor
  • Refrigerator pulled from service
  • Fly strip hanging in kitchen

The restaurant’s corporate management sent the following statement:

“We were surprised and disappointed to hear that one of our Denver area Village Inn restaurants, Unit 110865, failed a recent health inspection. Our management team has been diligent in performing routine assessments to ensure we are consistently meeting health and food safety standards. When we heard the news, we immediately took action and investigated the situation. Village Inn promptly passed a health re-inspection, and will continue to make our guests’ and employees’ safety the number one priority.”

The Village Inn restaurant is located at 16775 Washington Street in Thornton.

 Burger King - 10th Street in Greeley

Burger King in Greeley scored an “A” with zero critical violations in two recent routine health inspections. This store is located at 6710 10th Street.

How restaurants appear on our Report

Restaurant Report Card airs on Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. each Friday and features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five critical violations on the previous regular inspection. The restaurant may also fail for ten or more violations in one inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.

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