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Dirty Dining: Beef 'O' Brady's rodent problem

Posted at 10:56 PM, Feb 29, 2016
Beef 'O' Brady's advertises itself as being one of the fastest growing kid-friendly restaurants in the country, but inspectors weren’t so friendly when they visited one bay area location.
 
On Thursday, the state shut down the Beef 'O' Brady's location in Auburndale at 102 W. Polk Street due to evidence of rodents in the kitchen.
 
According to the inspection report, they observed approximately 65 soft, dark rodent droppings on the floor under the food preparation table, near the soft drink area and soft drink cases.
 
Our I-Team uncovered that rodent rub marks were also seen along the walls and ceilings, and on the plumbing pipes in the food preparation area. It's the same violation Beef 'O' Brady's was cited for during their last inspection six months ago. On Aug. 26, over three dozen rodent droppings along with rodent rub marks were found by the state. 
 
Other violations written up recently include 20 to 30 small flying insects in the food prep area, the dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at the proper minimum strength and not washing dishes thoroughly. They also include no certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. In August, temperature issues were also a problem with cold food well above 41 degrees Fahrenheit in the cooler, which was not working properly.
 
Inspectors found ham at 63 degrees, turkey at 60 degrees, cooked chicken at 62 degrees, roast beef at 60 degrees, and corned beef at 60 degrees. A stop sale was issued due to the interior of the ice machine having soiled residue and a black, mold-like substance touching the ice.
 
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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 FSC Franchise Co., LLC Beef 'O' Brady's & The Brass Tap