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Gnats and lack of hot water lower health score for Orange store

Texas Country Store #1, 3701 North 16th Street in Orange, received a health score of 79 out of a possible 100 during a recent health code inspection. The store received demerits for several gnats in the back storage room, water not hot enough at the three-compartment sink and in the restroom, several expired food items on the shelves, as well as old food and trash found on the floor inside the walk-in cooler.

Other health scores:

  • Lom’s Seafood

2507 MacArthur Drive, Orange

Score: 84

Demerits include: storing freezers in the living quarters, no hot water, freezers not closely completely, no hand-washing sink and no sanitizing solution.

  • Church’s Chicken

1322 16th Street, Orange

Score: 84

Demerits include: Water from a motor inside the walk-in cooler dripping onto boxes of chicken and several flies throughout restaurant.

  • Stop N Drive #22

1801 Dupont Drive, Orange

Score: 89

Demerits included: Storing drinks on the floor, no hot water inside the restroom and inside of cappuccino machine in need of being cleaned.

  • Flying J Travel Plaza 735

7112 Interstate 10 West, Orange

Score: 89

Demerits included: Dead roaches found in the back storage room, pizza found at unsafe temperatures and several areas in need of cleaning.

  • Dollar General #11471

385 Texas Ave., Bridge City

Score: 90

Demerits included: Several expired food items on the shelves, spiders and webs found along wall and ceiling area throughout the store.

  • Waffle House #1031

125 East Freeway, Vidor

Score: 91

Demerits included: Several flies found throughout, and area around the grill in need of being cleaned of old grease.

  • Snow Flake Donuts

1402 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 92

Demerits are for boudin, sausage and eggs at unsafe temperatures and the inside of the cappuccino machine in need of being cleaned.

  • Tico’s Cuban Café

1145 Texas Ave., Suite E, Bridge City

Score: 93

Demerits included raw beef stored above bread inside the freezers and area around fryers in need of being cleaned of old grease.

  • McDonald’s #4110

1710 North 16th Street, Orange

Score: 93

Demerits are for the need to date all foods in the cooler and all floors and equipment throughout in need of being cleaned of old foods.

  • Taco Bell #2355

455 North Main Street, Vidor

Score: 94

Demerits are for several flies found throughout, floors and equipment need to be cleaned of old food and trash, and mold found on the drink dispensers.

  • Chili’s Grill and Bar

292 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 94

Demerits are for pipes at the hand-washing station dripping water, floors and all equipment and food contact surfaces in need of being cleaned of old foods and grease.

  • Holiday Inn Express

2655 Interstate 10 East, Orange

Score: 95

Demerits are for sausage found at unsafe temperatures.

  • Carl’s Jr.

288 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 97

Demerits are for floors and equipment in need of being cleaned of old foods.

  • CVS Pharmacy #6491

1295 North Main Street, Vidor

Score: 97

Demerits are for the need to clean the inside of the reach-in coolers of old food and trash.

  • Fastbreak

695 North Main Street, Vidor

Score: 97

Demerits are for the need to clean the inside of the cappuccino machine.

  • PK’s Grill

1627 Strickland Drive, Orange

Score: 97

Demerits are for the need to clean the vent above the grill and the air returns.

 

The following locations had zero violations and received a perfect score of 100:

  • Days Inn

2630 Interstate 10 West, Orange

  • Walmart #283

795 Texas Avenue, Bridge City

 

The following locations passed pre-opening inspections:

  • El Mexicano Meat Market

2455 Texas Avenue, Bridge City