Kansas restaurants temporarily shut down for health code violations:
▪ Amigo’s Grill & Cantina, 2737 S. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a July 18 routine inspection. It was temporarily closed due to a roach infestation. About 20 live roaches were on glue traps and crawling under the reach-in cooler, and 6 large flies were resting on a cooking pot stored as clean. The person in charge provided a pest control invoice dated July 7.
It had 1 priority violation during a July 18 follow-up inspection when the inspector found one live roach and four large flies. The person in charge provided a pest control invoice and said he was going to call the pest control company again.
A partner declined to comment on the inspections.
▪ The Cheesecake Factory, The Fountains, 6675 W. 119th St., Overland Park, had 14 priority violations during a July 27 routine inspection. It temporarily closed due to a roach infestation. The inspector found 25 to 35 live roaches located on/behind the pizza rack and around the cardboard pizza boxes, 30 to 35 live roaches under the dish area and along pipes, one live roach around the door frame leading to the wait station, and two live roaches under a countertop where dirty dishes are stored. About 150 to 200 ants also were present along the floor/wall junction in the dish area. It routinely uses a pest control service and the company arrived during the inspection.
It had 1 priority violation during a July 28 reopening inspection when about 8 live roaches were found. A cleaning service was on-site during the inspection and deep cleaned all areas.
In a statement, Alethea Rowe, spokeswoman for The Cheesecake Factory Inc., said: “During a routine inspection, we discovered an isolated incident of an insect problem in a non-food area of the restaurant. We voluntarily closed the restaurant, and took immediate action to eliminate the problem. We were re-inspected the following morning and were cleared to open for business.”
▪ Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina, 22702 Midland Drive, Shawnee, had 18 priority violations during a July 11 routine inspection and it temporarily shut down due to a roach infestation. The person in charge said pest control was coming in every two weeks and would be in that night.
It had 8 priority violations during a July 12 reopening inspection including 15 to 20 house flies in the dry storage area, dish area, walls, doors, shelving and soda fountain syrup boxes. The operation also was open and serving food to customers when inspectors came to reinspect the restaurant so it could reopen.
“We’ve corrected all of our violations,” said Lee Roberts, owner.
For complete Kansas health inspections, visit http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results