regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see the part one of the inspection scores for restaurants in the St. Charles area between May 1 and June 31. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.Food Service Location Address Score Nonsmoking? Great Harvest Bread Co 3843 Mexico Rd 100 Yes Hardees 2023 Zumbehl 84 Yes Doozles Frozen Custard 3156 Elm Point Rd 96 Yes Reynolds Roadhouse 3150 Elm Point Indus Dr 86 Yes Patterson School #3 717 S. Sixth St 94 Yes Taco Bell 2003 Zumbehl rd 100 Yes Taco Bell 2203 Droste Rd 91 Yes Boat House Food & Drink 601 North Shore 98 No New Hibachi Grill & Buffet 3801 Mexico Rd 96 Yes Swing-a-round 3541 Veterans Memorial Pkwy 98 Yes Wal-Mart 2897 Veterans Memorial Pkwy 98 Yes The Red Room 335 N. Main 81 No Denny's Restaurant 1423 S. 5th St 100 No
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