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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Out at the "Plate"

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(WMC TV) - Malfunctioning equipment contributed to a Tipton County, TN, restaurant rating one of the lowest health inspection scores on the Restaurant Scorecard.

Casa Piatto Caffe, also known as Home Plate Caffe, 45 Reeder Rd. in Munford, failed its April 9 health inspection with a 54.

Some of its critical violations, according to Tennessee Department of Health Restaurant Environmentalist Teddy Burns:

"...moldy sausage in walk-in cooler..."
"...excessive dented cans on the racks..."

"...ham in the prep area & slaw in the cooler (at unsafe food temps)"

"...make table (cooling/heating) not working properly; walk-in cooler not working properly..."

"...dishwasher not sanitizing..."

"...unlabeled chemical bottles stored beside food items..."

"I love the restaurant," said regular Barbara Frison of Munford. "But after seeing its score, I really was concerned whether we should go ahead and eat the eggs and bacon or not."

Jim Anglin, a partner of the restaurant, said a contractor has fixed problems with the walk-in cooler and prep table, but he said he must still hire a plumber to fix other issues.

Anglin added the restaurant does not have a history of poor scores. State health records indicate Home Plate Caffe has failed inspection once before with a 61. But it did earn a perfect 100 last October after it changed owners.

"We've had nothing in past grades like this before, but that's no excuse for it," Anglin said. "We've got some things that we've got to do. 

"We don't want to poison anybody. We've built up a business here, and we don't want to watch it go to Hell in a hand-basket."

"We don't want to see it go away, either," said Frison. "But we want it to be held accountable. Nobody wants to get sick from eating breakfast."


Taco Bell, 8033 Highway 64, Wolfchase Area/East Memphis, 99 on April 12

Papa John's Pizza, 6828 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 98 on April 11

Bar Louie, 2125 Madison Ave., Overton Square/Midtown Memphis, 98 on April 8

Papa John's Pizza, 830 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 97 on April 8

Boneheads, 555 Perkins Extd., East Memphis, 97 on April 11

Pizza Hut, 714 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 97 on April 8

Wendy's, 4605 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 97 on April 12

Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 2100 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 97 on April 8

Court House Deli, 22 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 97 on April 9

Sweden Kream, 1472 National St., Nutbush/East Memphis, 96 on April 8

Little Bob's, 2002 Chelsea Ave., North Memphis, 96 on April 9

Memphis Donut Shop, 3119 Poplar Ave., Chickasaw Gardens/East Memphis, 96 on April 9

Panera Bread, 4530 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 96 on April 10

Joann's Family Affair, 2550 N. Watkins St., Frayser, 96 on April 2

Szechuan Hot Wok, 2578 Frayser Blvd., Frayser, 96 on April 12

Domino's Pizza, 5784 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., East Memphis, 96 on April 12

Subway, 4990 Navy Rd., Millington, TN, 95 on April 11

Be Rutus Restaurant, 1482 E. Shelby Dr., Whitehaven, 95 on April 10

Corky's, 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on April 9

One Block North, 645 Marble Ave., New Chicago/North Memphis, 95 on April 10

Chili's, 4609 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 95 on April 12

Burger King, 1330 Poplar Ave., Crosstown/Midtown Memphis, 95 on April 10

Rendezvous, 52 S. 2nd St., Downtown Memphis, 95 on April 10

IHOP, 2810 Wolfcreek Pkwy, Wolfcreek Shopping Center/Wolfchase Area/East Memphis, 95 on April 12

Coleman's BBQ, 5175 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 94 on April 9

The Side Car Café, 2194 Whitten Rd., Hillshire/East Memphis, 94 on April 10

Interstate Bar-BQ, 2265 S. Third St., South Memphis, 94 on April 12

Huey's, 4872 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 93 on April 10

El Ranchito Taqueria, 3916 Macon Rd., Highland Heights/East Memphis, 92 on April 8

Mi Tienna Columbia, 5883 Summer Ave., East Memphis, 89 on April 10

Ryan's Steakhouse, 8115 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 85 on April 8

All Star's Hot Wings, 7537 Hwy. 64, East Memphis/Bartlett, 84 on April 12

One & Only BBQ, 567 Perkins Extd., East Memphis, 84 on April 11

McAllister's Deli, 7710 Poplar Ave., Germantown, 82 on April 8

Emerald Thai Restaurant, 5699 Mt. Moriah Rd., Fox Meadows/SE Memphis, 80 on April 9

Hurricane Wings, 212 N. Fourth St., Downtown Memphis, 79 on April 9

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