Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report

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The Food Establishment Inspection Report is a weekly report that appears Sundays. Information is taken from reports provided by the Environmental Health Department, and individual reports can be viewed at its website, A numerical grading system is now being used, with a score of 100 points being equivalent to zero demerits.

  • 100 points – No major violation at the time of inspection
  • 85 points – Considered an average score
  • 70 points or below – Requires re-inspection within 24 hours
  • COS – Corrected on site during inspection

These points correspond to the following letter grades:

  • A – 90 to 100
  • B – 80 to 89
  • C – 70 to 79
  • F – 69 and below

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a routine inspection:

Lupitas To Go Mobile, 2807 S.E. 27th Ave.

USM Amarillo Ice Distribution, 505 S.W. 47th Ave.

Walgreens #05614, 1600 S. Western St.

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:

AAMPD, 5461 McKenna Square.

Carries Cakes, 2128 S. Grand St.

El Burrito Rico, 4404 River Road.

Good Day Burritos, 4602 S.W. 45th Ave.

Indian Oven, 2406 Paramount Blvd.

Mimis Restaurant, 1400 Ross St.

Pak A Sak #9, 6001 S. Coulter St.

Panhandle Pizza, 715 S. Buchanan St.

Sonic Drive In, 7100 Bell St.

Starbucks Coffee #57881, 5140 S. Coulter St.

The Barn Yard, 715 S. Buchanan St.

Town Square Nutrition, 7200 S.W. 45th Ave.

These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:

(B/83) Amarillo Fairfield Inn & Suites, 6600 W. I-40. Scrambled eggs and egg sandwiches on buffet line at improper temperatures; expired dates on cooked egg patties in refrigeration in kitchen; apples must be wrapped or tongs offered for serving; opened cheese and deli ham must be date marked; bucket of detergent stored in hand sink; sponge at three-compartment sink. COS

(A/96) Chick-Fil-A, 4510 S. Coulter St. No paper towels at hand sink by drive-thru area. COS. Clean equipment stacked wet;pipe on right side under three-compartment sink not fully draining. Correct by 09/18.

(A/90) Chilis Grill & Bar, 5016 S. Coulter St. Bacon bits and tortilla strips out of date; sanitizer spray bottle not labeled; employee food stored in reach-in cooler with food used for service. COS. Sanitizer dispenser too strong; accumulation of debris on shelves storing clean equipment. Correct by 06/27.

(A/97) Cool Cat Snowcones, 2200 S.E. 27th Ave. Chlorine sanitizer in spray bottle too strong. COS.

(A/95) Donut Stop, 1905 S. Georgia St. Employee personal food and items must be stored in a designated area (repeat violation). COS. Dried food debris on top of dish washer. Correct by 07/01. Exposed wood on bottom shelf of prep table must be sealed (repeat violation). Correct by 09/19. Coving tiles missing or falling apart near front register and in boiler area (repeat violation); floor tiles coming loose in men’s restroom near drain (repeat violation); trash and debris in drain near east drive-thru window. Correct by 12/20.

(B/85) El Charro Mexican Food, 207 E. I-40. Steaks in refrigerated drawer under grill at improper temperature; raw chicken stored over cooked foods in walk-in cooler; several containers of food stored on floor in kitchen; fries and chicken strips in uncovered containers in reach-in freezer; bins of salt and sugar must be labeled. COS. Any container of detergent or sanitizer must be labeled; food handler certificates needed and must be maintained on premises; sanitizer buckets stored on floor (repeat violation); soiled wiping cloths left out on counters; melted, rough and damaged utensils in use. Correct by 07/05.

(B/88) Family Dollar #2383, 2241 S.E. 27th Ave. Heavily rim/seam dented canned food on shelves. COS. No Certified Food Manager; no food handler certificates; hand sink has been removed and must be re-installed; no three compartment sink; hand washing sign needed in employee restroom. Correct by 07/24.

(A/98) Fox Fast Stoop, 1901 S.E. 10th Ave. Sponge present and in use (repeat violation). COS.

(A/96) Georgia Manor Nursing Home, 2611 S.W. 46th Ave. Chlorine sanitizer bucket too strong (repeat violation): ice scoop stored on unclean surface. COS.

(A/91) Georgia Street Taphouse, 2001 S. Georgia St. No Certified Food Manager on site; no soap at two hand sinks in kitchen area and dish washing area. Correct by 07/08. Containers of food stored in sitting water in cooler in kitchen; condensate dripping onto food containers in walk-in freezer; debris and dust near dispensing opening on ice machine; knives not in use stored between prep tables where surfaces are not cleaned; dust accumulating on fan guards in beer cooler (repeat violation); dust accumulating on heat lamps between expo line and cook line (repeat violation); unshielded light bulb in vent hood in cooking area (repeat violation); several lights burned out in vent hoods (repeat violation); trash and food debris in area under beer taps behind bar. Correct by 09/22.

(B/81) Lazy Gator, 6103 Hillside Road Suite 100. Chocolate syrup at room temperature; boxes of broccoli from morning delivery at room temperature; raw shrimp stored above lettuce in cooler; sanitizer tabs being used; sanitizer in bucket by bar too weak; many uncovered food containers in multiple coolers; single-use cups used as scoops; large tubs of powder not labeled; records needed for oysters. COS. Some food handler certifications expired; mold build-up in ice machine; old food debris on shelves in walk-in cooler and dripping onto surfaces below; accumulation of dust on shelves above tea urns. Correct by 07/01.

(A/94) Lupitas Express, 2403 Hardin Drive. No soap at hand sink in restroom. COS. Door sweep missing from back door; windows for drive-thru and walk-up window open and without a screen; heavy grease accumulation on vent hood filter; trash around outside of establishment must be put in dumpsters; toilet flushing slowly. Correct by 10/18.

(A/96) McDonalds, 400 E. Amarillo Blvd. Quaternary ammonium concentration too strong; box of frozen fries stored on floor of freezer. COS.

(B/88) Microtel Inn & Suites, 1501 Ross St. Eggs in container with melted ice at improper temperature; open containers of pool chemical an insecticide stored next to food; advisory needed reminding guests to use clean tableware upon each return to breakfast area; allergen advisory needed. COS. Written procedures needed for employees to follow when responding to vomiting or diarrheal events; no thermometer in cooler holding breakfast sandwiches and yogurt; no food thermometer on site; no sanitizer test strips. Correct by 07/01.

(B/80) Northwest Texas Healthcare System, 1501 S. Coulter St. Deli ham, turkey and cold salads on buffet line at improper temperatures; cubed ham in pizza refrigerator a improper temperature; hamburger patties on grill hot hold in tray line area at improper temperature; sausage and pepper dish in hot hold near main serving line at improper temperature; raw shell egg stored over RTE (ready-to-eat) salsa in reach-in refrigerator. COS. Food on display must be protected from contamination; both dish machines not heat sanitizing dishes properly; build-up in ice machine; back flow prevention device and air gap needed between spray wand and flood level at three compartment sink; improper air temperature in two-door short pizza refrigerator; food employee wearing jewelry on wrists; build-up on refrigerator gaskets throughout kitchen area (repeat violation). Correct by 07/01. Damaged floor in pizza area. Correct by 09/18.

(A/96) Ollies Bargain Outlet, 3440 Bell St. No Certified Food Manager or food handlers. Correct by 07/05.

(A/99) Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 2207 S. Western St. Space 120. All wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses. COS.

(A/93) Palios Pizza Café, 3562 S. Soncy Road Suite 301. Ice in hand sink; uncovered containers of food in reach-in coolers; single-use cup used as scoop. COS. Sanitizer at three-compartment sink too strong; heavy accumulation of dust on shelves holding clean equipment; mold growth in ice machine. Correct by 06/24.

(C/76) Pancho Villa, 4601 River Road. Shredded cheese and cut tomatoes on prep table at improper temperature (repeat violation); shredded cheese and other RTE foods at improper temperature in white refrigerator in back room (repeat violation); rice and beans left out of hot or cold hold at improper temperature on counter; raw shell eggs and uncooked beef stored over RTE foods in kitchen refrigerators; spray bottle of chemical not labeled; improper air temperature in middle white refrigerator in back room; wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses; sanitizer solution container stored over food prep counter. COS. Food Manager certification needed; metal stem thermometer cannot be calibrated; loose and missing wires on fryer basket (repeat violation); live cockroach on wall in kitchen; dust and grease accumulation on vent hood. Correct by 07/01. Three household refrigerators in establishment must be replaced with commercial units. Correct by 12/18.

(A/99) Party City, 8511 W. I-40. Gap at bottom of two blue exit doors must be sealed. Correct by 09/19.

(B/80) Subway, 1915 S. Washington St. Suite 500. Both make table cold hold units at improper temperatures; several bottles of sauce expired; proofed bread/damaged foods in walk-in freezer; spray bottles of chemical uncovered/missing lid or missing label; thermometers missing from both cold hold units in front; thawed food in walk-in freezer. COS. Certified Food Manager certificate expired; walk-in freezer unit not working; current invoice for servicing of grease trap must be provided. Correct by 07/05.

(A/96) Subway #44332, 1501 S. Coulter St. Chlorine sanitizing solution too weak in knife sanitizer station; food handling employee wearing bracelets. COS.

(A/90) Taco Bell #032693, 3309 S. Washington St. Time logs for food on line not being maintained; very heavy debris on drink dispenser nozzles (repeat violation); water pooling in walk-in cooler from hose. COS. Food debris on shelves holding single-service and single-use items; old food debris on several nonfood contact surfaces; one hand sink in kitchen slow draining. Correct by 07/01.

(A/93) Taco Bell #032595, 300 E. Amarillo Blvd. Heavy build-up of substance on soda machines (repeat violation). COS. Fryer not working. Correct by 07/11. Dust and debris build-up on containers (repeat violation). Correct by 09/19. A couple of employees did not have food handler certifications. Correct by 10/01.

(B/88) Taste of Thai, 1900 S.E. 34th Ave. Suite 1100. Several foods in walk-in cooler without date marks; several knives stored in dirty container near cook line; ice scoop next to drink dispenser in container pooling water. COS. Cooked pork and cut tomatoes in reach-in cooler at improper temperatures; several foods missing lids or protective wrappings; rice scoops stored in water at improper temperature; heavy grease build-up around fire suppression lines in vent hood and outer surfaces of vent hood (repeat violation). Correct by 06/27.

(A/99) The Local Wedge LLC, 5461 McKenna Square Unit 102. Boxes of single-use items stored on floor. COS.

(A/93) Torchys Tacos, 3562 S. Soncy Road. Raw chicken in frying station at improper temperature; raw salmon in reach-in cooler at improper temperature (repeat violation); to-go bowl used as scoop in Pico de Gallo. COS. Sanitizer at three-compartment sink not working; mold accumulation in ice machine. Correct by 06/27.

(B/82) Tsunami Restaurant, 2208 Bell St. Make table at improper temperature; shrimp sitting next to raw cut veggies (repeat violation); employees did not wash hands and change gloves when changing tasks (repeat violation); multiple food items not dated; employee took spoon from dirty dish pile and used for food prep without washing it (repeat violation). COS. All employee items must be stored in a designated area; ice build-up on deep freezer; multiple food and drink items without lids; salmon thawing in packaging; cutting board deeply scored (repeat violation); layer of slime build-up on Gold Peak Tea soda spout (repeat violation); ice scoop touching ice (repeat violation); food items in unlabeled containers; dust on fans in coolers and employee fans (repeat violation); light bulbs burned out in two coolers. Correct by 10/22.

(A/98) Verdure Bar, 5701 Time Square Space 100. No soap at hand sink in bar. COS.

(B/83) Verdure Café, 5701 Time Square Space 100. Raw meat stored above RTE foods and leaking blood onto boxes below (repeat violation); chemicals in spray bottles not labeled; hand sink partially blocked with CO2 canisters; back door propped open; wiping cloth used to absorb raw meat blood stored in walk-in cooler on box of RTE foods; boxes of chips stored on floor; raw chicken and meat patties thawing under still water. COS. Dishwasher sanitizer not dispensing. Correct by 06/27. Large white cutting board deeply scored; soda machine nozzles moldy; dust accumulation on AC vents in kitchen; pipes on right side of three-compartment sink leaking and causing water to pool in ware washing area. Correct by 09/22.

(A/99) Wesley Community Day Care-South Campus, 4801 S. Austin St. Raw shelled eggs in refrigerator stored above RTE food. COS.

(A/92) Wienerschnitzel, 1507 Ross St. TCS (temperature/time control for safety) foods at improper temperature in walk-in cooler; TCS foods in cooler not date marked. COS. Walk-in cooler not holding at proper temperature must be serviced. Correct by 06/30. Water damaged ceiling tile in kitchen must be repaired. Correct by 09/18.

(A/97) Yesway #1160, 2305 S.W. 3rd Ave. Broken gasket in walk-in refrigerator; Food Manager certificate not posted in view of public. COS.

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