Broad Street Waffle House regains A grade after cockroach violation

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 7/17/18

After four food grades inspections that included two "As", one "B" and one failing "C" grade, a Broad Street Waffle House has regained its "A" grade standing after a July follow-up inspection.

An inspection on July 9 at 1041 Broad St. resulted in …

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Broad Street Waffle House regains A grade after cockroach violation

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After four food grades inspections that included two "As", one "B" and one failing "C" grade, a Broad Street Waffle House has regained its "A" grade standing after a July follow-up inspection.

An inspection on July 9 at 1041 Broad St. resulted in a 99 percent overall score and no need for another follow-up.

The eatery failed in June after multiple reports of cockroaches and dirty utensils in the kitchen.

The only point that was taken off was for nonfood contact surfaces of the cook line equipment having an "accumulation of grease, carbon and debris." That violation was not a priority foundation violation.

Scores are based on a 100-point scale and are assigned a letter grade that is posted at each facility based on the calculated numerical score and the establishment's past scores and any repeated major violations, called priority foundation violations.

A "C" grade is considered failing. There may be times when the posted letter grade differs from the numerical score of the most recent inspection, according to DHEC.

Routine inspections are unannounced and generally range from one to four times a year, and follow-up inspections are conducted within 10 days of a routine inspection that requires further verification.