Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: scores as of 2/1/09 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported By Andy Wise

Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: scores as of 2/1/09

A double dose of rat poop. 

That'll get your attention.

It got our attention after the Memphis-Shelby County Health Department cited Church's Fried Chicken, 2405 Airways, for rodent droppings in its storage area a SECOND time.

The Southeast Memphis restaurant failed its health inspection for the second time in three weeks with a 68.  In addition to the rodent droppings, the restaurant was cited for hazardous food temperatures and dirty food-contact surfaces.

"We can't talk to the media," said the unidentified manager of the store.

Lorrie Clark, a health department spokesperson, says the inspector requested a permit suspension letter, threatening to shut down Church's Airways location if it failed a third time to correct what the inspector calls critical violations.

Clark says the restaurant did correct those violations and received an 87 on re-inspection.

THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  Cafe Piazza, 139 S Rowlett St, Collierville, TN? (901) 861-1999?

Restaurant Scorecard viewers voted 4 to 1 for Cafe Piazza as the Best Pizza in our Scorecard nominations.  Located in what used to be a home next to the railroad track off of Collierville's town square, it has a wonderful Italian atmosphere, a hustling & friendly staff and killer panini sandwiches and specialty pizzas. 

"The BLT pizza is to die for!" exclaimed Kakki Wright, a regular customer from Olive Branch, Mississippi.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  The South pizza (BBQ pork), the Pollo Alfredo pizza, Chicken Ravioli, the restaurant's decor.

For the rest of this week's inspection scores, click here.

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