According to Fox 28, the health department calls out a popular Mexican restaurant chain for repeated violations, and The Clean Plate Award goes to a Gahanna icon one of its bartenders wound up buying.
ABC 6 Investigator Tom Sussi is On Your Side with his weekly Dirty Dining Report.
This week’s Dirty Dish Award goes to Chipotle Mexican Grill, at 1960 E. Dublin Granville Road in Columbus. Three times, over the past three months, Columbus Public Health Department inspectors uncovered unsafe food temperatures.
State law requires cold foods be held at 41 degrees or below. During one recent inspection, diced tomatoes were holding at 58 degrees in a walk-in cooler.
The Clean Plate Award goes to Gatsby’s, at 151 N. Hamilton Road in Gahanna. Five straight inspections without a single critical violation. Owner Doug Vance says it’s all about teamwork. “I’ve got a good staff,” says Vance, “who are great at their jobs.”
Vance says he started out at Gatsby’s as a bartender and waiter. He bought the place fifteen years ago.