Kitchen Cops: McDonald's, Food Mart score low; Family Cafe keeps it clean

Published: Feb. 12, 2016 at 1:02 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 12, 2016 at 11:59 AM CST
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(WAFF) - None of this week's four Kitchen Cops High Performers scored a perfect 100, but two did come close with a 99, including Powers Family Cafe in Ardmore.

Sisters Christy Powers-Golden and Connie Powers own the cafe along with their mother and brother. They opened four years ago.

"We decided to do it as a family venture in our hometown. This is where we were born and raised," Christy said.

"We serve an old-fashioned breakfast. You can get anything here, country ham, just anything you could think of that your grandmother would make you at home," Connie said.

Monday through Saturday, they open at 5 a.m. And every day, they say keeping it clean is just as important as preparing fresh food.

"We take a lot of pride in keeping this place clean, and that's from the front door all the way to the back," Connie said.

The second Kitchen Cops High Performer that scored a 99 is Lick Skillet in Hazel Green. The Subway on Old Madison Pike in Huntsville scored a 98, as did the Straps Roasted Corn and Grill food truck out of Huntsville.

The McDonald's in Falkville scored an 81. The inspector reports a worker did not wash their hands after wiping them on their clothes, and when changing job tasks.

Temperature problems were reported at the Texaco Express Food Mart on 6th Avenue in Decatur as they scored an 82. The inspector reports a chicken patty sandwich was 38 degrees below the 135 degree temperature needed to prevent bacterial growth in hot-holding food, and that a Philly Cheesesteak was 35 degrees off.

Big Al's Grocery scored an 82. They had a hot food violation reported, too, with chicken and an egg roll 30 degrees below the required temperature.

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