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It’s that time of year again – the mass exodus. Students are gone. Summer hours are in effect. Beach houses are open and those that can, leave. Perhaps, this break has given restaurants a chance to catch up on necessary repairs and clean into the corners. Or maybe the Health Inspector is on vacation? Whatever the reason, now is the time to eat out with abandon because nearly every restaurant in town seems to be operating at the peak of health code standards.

That is, except for the following:

Boston Market, 726 W. Gay Street, out, 4 violations including a potential issue with the electrical system and stained ceiling tiles in the dining room indicating a potential leak in the roof or HVAC systems. This is the Market’s third inspection since May 30. They’ve been making progress but aren’t quite there yet. 

Buddy’s Burgers, Breasts & Fries, out, 7 violations including improperly reheating foods. Chili, cheese, and bacon appear to be among the main culprits. All of these were discarded at the time of the inspection and hopefully, plans were put in place to keep it from happening again. 

Wawa, 2 E. Rhodes Ave., out, 3 violations including self-service coffee and ICEE areas in need of cleaning and grease build-up and yellowing of ceiling tiles in the kitchen area. It seems several area Wawas were built without proper kitchen ventilation.

Wawa, 1195 Pottstown Pike, out, 3 violations including an ice machine, self-service coffee, coke, and Icee areas in need of cleaning. This Wawa too appears to be experiencing ventilation issues in the kitchen.

Wawa, 1010 West Chester Pike, out, 2 violations. This Wawa is out of compliance due to inadequate ventilation. According to the Health Inspector’s report, they should be submitting plans for a new hood today.

Finally, if you are a CTDI employee and can choose between Don’s Cafe and Bette’s Cafe, walk the extra footage and go to Bette’s.

You can find all reports here. Search by location for more detail. 

Published, June 30, 2023

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