Kitchen Cops: August 18, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Three Nueces County restaurants earned perfect scores on tonight’s Kitchen Cops report from Andy Liscano.

Domino’s Pizza at 3719 Leopard St. opened in January, but when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, they closed the dining room. And it’s been closed ever since.

“Since they can’t dine in a lot of people aren’t really stopping by,” said Roland Martinez, Domino’s Pizza manager.

Despite the challenges Domino’s Pizza is facing, health inspectors stopped by and gave this place a perfect score of 100.

Read more about health inspectors expanded duties during the pandemic.

Greg Molina had the Kitchen Cops Perfect Score honors at the Mc Donald’s at 3211 SPID, near Kostoryz Road.

Meanwhile, Panda Express on Staples Street also earned a perfect score and sticker.

Juan Moreno’s been the manager here every time they’ve been rewarded because of what he tells his crew.

“Have it ready just like if your grandma was going to come and eat,” Moreno says. “Wouldn’t you like to serve her the same way?”

There are eight restaurants that made tonight’s A list and one with a score of 88.

Perfect Scores:

Domino’s Pizza located at 3719 Leopard St.

McDonald’s located at 3211 SPID

Panda Express located at 4119 Staples St.

A-List

97

Taqueria La Escondida located at 3302 Leopard St.

94

McDonald’s located at 4031 Saratoga Blvd.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza located at 5017 Saratoga Blvd.

93

Jersey Mike’s located at 14221 Northwest Blvd.

Little Manila House Lumpia located at 2124 Waldron Rd.

Papi Chulo’s Mexican Restaurant located at 4861 Saratoga Blvd.

92

Cancun Mexican Restaurant located at 6314 Yorktown Blvd.

90

Schlotzsky’s located at 5630 Saratoga Blvd.

B-List

Takeniwa located at 5216 SPID

Violations include:

Raw chicken stored above shrimp

Chemicals stored next to food

Refrigerated food needs to be dated and covered

Employees must wear hair restraints

Store wiping cloths properly

Utensils needed to portion foods

Need ice scoop with a handle

Repair gaps in back door