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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Thai China Dragon's Double Fail

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Thai China Dragon Restaurant, 7960 Winchester Rd., failed its Nov. 25 follow-up inspection with a 65, the same score it received Nov. 14 from the Shelby County health department. Thai China Dragon Restaurant, 7960 Winchester Rd., failed its Nov. 25 follow-up inspection with a 65, the same score it received Nov. 14 from the Shelby County health department.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The owner of a Southwind-area Chinese restaurant blames renovations for the establishment's second failed health inspection in 11 days.

Thai China Dragon Restaurant, 7960 Winchester Rd., failed its Nov. 25 follow-up inspection with a 65, the same score it received Nov. 14 from the Shelby County health department.

Health officials told the Restaurant Scorecard the establishment failed again because it did not correct several critical violations cited in the original inspection report, including:

"roaches...crawling in kitchen"

"drain line is still leaking on the floor"

"the faucet does not reach all of the sinks in the 3-compartment sink...replace"

"This restaurant's 15 years old," said Thai China Dragon's owner George Shu. "It's been pretty busy. I'm trying remodeling. It's an old restaurant. I try to do so many things. So, you know, it happened."

Roaches don't just 'happen,' though. In fact, that drain line leak is what was attracting them for so long.

The Restaurant Scorecard's own inspection revealed Shu had finally repaired the leak and replaced the short faucet on the 3-compartment sink.

Traps under the sink confirmed Shu has hired a pest control professional to address the roach issue. "They put more chemical stuff in there, so it's been fixed," he said.

Thai China Dragon Restaurant is awaiting its third and final inspection of the year from the health department.

 

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

Hilltops Bakery, 6880 Hillshire Dr., Hillshire/East Memphis, 100 on Nov. 22 

Marciano's Mediterranean-Italian Restaurant, 780 W. Brookhaven Cir., White Station Area/East Memphis, 99 on Nov. 25 

The Forum Deli (Bogie's), 6750 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 99 on Nov. 27 

Houston's Restaurant, 5000 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 99 on Nov. 27 

Olive Garden, 5679 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 98 on Nov. 27 

TCBY, 3445 Poplar Ave., Dillard Square Shopping Center/East Memphis, 98 on Nov. 25 

Papa John's Pizza, 9160 Highway 64, Lakeland, TN (with Arlington city address), 97 on Nov. 22 

Firehouse Subs, 5062 Park Ave., Eastgate Shopping Center/East Memphis, 97 on Nov. 27 

The Half Shell, 6882 S. Mendenhall Rd., White Station Area/East Memphis, 97 on Nov. 27 

Ellen's Soul Food, 634 S. Bellevue Blvd., Midtown Memphis (south of Central Gardens, north of Lamar Ave.), 96 on Nov. 26 

Front St. Deli, 77 S. Front St., Downtown Memphis, 96 on Nov. 25 

Wendy's, 2811 Getwell Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 96 on Nov. 25 

Milano's Pizza, 7936 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 96 on Nov. 27 

Jason's Deli, 3473 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 95 on Nov. 25 

New Lin's Garden, 215 S. Pauline St., Medical District, 93 on Nov. 27 

Nagasaki Restaurant, 3951 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 93, date not listed 

Yang's Deli, 4985 Summer Ave., East Memphis, 93 on Nov. 26 

Love Shack, 2886 Walnut Grove Rd., East Memphis, 91 on Nov. 20 

Eighty3 Food & Drink, 79 Madison Ave., Downtown Memphis, 90 on Nov. 25 

Republic Coffee, 2924 Walnut Grove Rd., East Memphis, 90 on Nov. 26 

Ty's Smoke House, 7174 Highway 64, Bartlett, TN, 88 on Nov. 27 

Grand Pacific Buffet, 6105 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 84 on Nov. 25 

Chili's, 4609 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 69 on Nov. 26 (FAILURE)

..."cold-holding chicken, hot-holding chicken, chicken strips (at potentially hazardous food temps.)"

..."food not covered in deli freezer"

..."waste water leaking from drain pipe under handsink"

..."dishwasher (employee) not washing hands after working with dirty dishes and before working with clean dishes" 

Thai China Dragon Restaurant, 7960 Winchester Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 65 on Nov. 25 (SECOND CONSECUTIVE FAILURE)

..."roaches...crawling in kitchen"

..."drain line is still leaking on the floor"

..."the faucet does not reach all of the sinks in the 3-compartment sink...replace"

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