Dirty Dining: Beef 'O'Brady's closed for roaches

Posted at 11:31 PM, Dec 14, 2015

Beef 'O'Brady's Family Sports Pubs have been around since 1985, with their first sports bar and grill opening here in Florida.

But one location scored pretty badly with inspectors recently.

The ABC Action News I-Team uncovered last Tuesday Beef 'O'Brady's at 1231 US Highway 41 North in Inverness was temporarily closed due to live roaches crawling near food.

On December 8, inspectors discovered over 30 live roaches by the prep table, refrigerator, shelf and walls in the storage area, back door, and in the mop sink.

Further, dead roaches were seen on the cook's line, under the three compartment sink and inside ceiling light covers.

The state also documented food at dangerous temperatures that could make you sick.

Turkey was at 50-degrees, cheese at 51-degrees, and sliced beef at 50-degrees when all cold food should be held at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Other violations in this recent inspection includes an accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine along with turkey, corned beef and salami -- all opened and held more than 24 hours without being properly date marked.

Inspectors found holes in the ceiling near the back door, above the storage shelves near the prep table, and in the dish room and multiple holes behind shelves in the prep room.

A total of 43 violations were written up over a two- day period, and this location has been given a warning by the state before.

Inspectors issued an administrative complaint on May 4, 2015 due to repeat violations not being corrected.

Beef 'O'Brady's other restaurant locations have also had issues with bugs.

The Wildwood location was shut down twice this year.

That restaurant at 840 S. Main Street was shut down in November and August of 2015 for roach activity.

And the Beef 'O'Brady's in Brandon was also temporarily closed in July of 2015.

That Brandon restaurant is located at 9331 E. Adamo Drive.

Beef 'O'Brady's Statement:

"Beef 'O'Brady's takes every measure to ensure a safe and clean experience for our guests. Cleanliness is a top priority, and we have taken all the necessary steps to rectify the situation."

Heather Boggs Vice President of Marketing