Kitchen cockroaches and a dirty nose scratcher are among violations at Phoenix area restaurants

A chicken wing spot and a Thai place in Tempe were hit with health code violations during this week's Dirty Dining.
Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 11:20 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 12:25 PM MST

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Cockroaches on the cook line, a worker touching their nose then not washing up. That’s just a taste of violations health inspectors uncovered in Phoenix metro restaurants this week.

Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for May, 31 2023:

WingStop - 2700 W Baseline Road, Tempe

3 violations

  • Employees not washing hands properly
  • Food surfaces not sanitized properly
  • Toxic substances next to food prep counter

Zipps Sports Grill - 4710 E Warner Rd, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Pizza sauce and cheese out of temperature
  • Employee working with ground beef then french fries without washing up
  • Dishes not sanitized properly

Biryani Pot - 2820 S Alma School Rd, Chandler

3 violations

  • Staff water bottles on top of shredded cabbage
  • Worker scratching nose and face then not washing hands
  • Yogurt and mango milk not kept cold enough

ATL Wings - 70 W Warner Rd, Chandler

3 violations

  • No paper towels at hand wash sink
  • No time stamp on chicken wings
  • Blue cheese and milk not stored cold enough

Yupha’s Thai Kitchen - 1805 E Elliot Rd, Tempe

4 violations

  • Employee handling dishes then clean dishes without washing hands
  • Live cockroach near cook line
  • Chicken not cooling properly
  • Tofu, duck, and chicken wings not date marked

Dean’s List – Perfect Health Inspection Scores

  • Streets of NY - 3120 E. Cactus Rd, Phoenix
  • Taco Bell - 4955 N Dysart Rd, Litchfield Park
  • Dairy Queen - 2230 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
  • Chen Wok - 6505 N 7th Street, Phoenix
  • Chick-Fil-A - 25 W University Drive, Tempe
  • Burger King - 24953 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek

See all of our Dirty Dining reports here.

Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants recently inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered major health code violations by inspectors, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County’s website.

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